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“We never miss a concert performed by the Idyllwild Master Chorale. Their performances are uplifting and very entertaining.”

Mr. & Mrs. J. Thompson, Los Angeles, CA

About Idyllwild Master Chorale

The Idyllwild Master Chorale is an auditioned, professionally conducted community of vocal musicians united by their passion for choral music and dedicated to connecting their voices to the heart, soul and musical taste of our mountain culture. Members of the IMC come from the Idyllwild area, Garner Valley, Anza, Hemet, Temecula, Palm Desert and as far away as Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties.


In 1975, Robert Evans Holmes created the beginnings of IMC by putting together a foundation group of 16 local singers for a performance of Saint Saen’s “Christmas Oratorio.” By 1976 he has added a full orchestra, a chorale of 125 singers, and four soloists to perform the entire “Messiah” by Handel. For 38 years, the Chorale has brought beautiful chorale music to Idyllwild and the Hill through concert performances and musical theatre.


“The Jazz Fusion portion of the Winter Solstice Concert is amazing!"

Leonard T. Palm Springs, CA

Artistic Director/Conductor

Dwight A. Holmes brings 45 year of choral experiences to this unique regional choir. Entering his 30 season as Conductor, his past credits include Music Director of the first staged version of Tommy, conductor of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program’s Youth and Festival Choirs, associate conductor of Los Cancioneros, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Chamber Singers. He is the former Music Coordinator of the Hemet United School District serving 31 years of music education. He has several published choral compositions and has served as a guest conductor, lecturer/artist at various festival, conferences and conclaves throughout the United States. He serves as Vice Chair of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation Board of Trustees, with 18 years of service as a Trustee.


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The Idyllwild Master Chorale is a self supporting 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization that depends on ticket sales, corporate sponsorship, and the support of friends like you.


We invite you to help us ensure future choral excellence for our community through changing and challenging times. Join us in leaving a legacy of sustainable choral music to the children of the future by donating to the IMC. 


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Idyllwild, CA 92549-3244

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