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San Antonio Mastersingers

 Founded in 1944

Our Mission

The mission of San Antonio Mastersingers is to provide the community with life-enriching experiences through choral performances that:

  • engage the audience,

  • challenge the singers,

  • raise funds for worthy charities, and

  • provide inspirational, educational, and moving musical opportunities for concert-goers.

Currently under the artistic leadership of Music Director Dr. Yoojin Muhn, the San Antonio Mastersingers were the FIRST symphonic choir established in the state of Texas. Formed in 1944 and 120-voices strong, the Mastersingers bring highly acclaimed performances to the city of San Antonio and are firmly planted as a major contributor to the rich choral tradition in the state.

As of the 2023-2024 season, the San Antonio Mastersingers is the official chorus of the newly formed and vibrant San Antonio Philharmonic. Prior to joining forces with the Philharmonic, the Mastersingers were the official chorus of the San Antonio Symphony for seventy-eight years. 

Our Record of Inspiring Performances

The San Antonio Mastersingers have a reputation for meticulous preparation and professionalism that has brought the group frequent invitations for tours and guest appearances both nationally and internationally. The choir has performed in Carnegie Hall five times, in the Vatican in Rome, at High Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, at the American Cemetery in Normandy and many other distinguished venues. Guest appearances have included invited performances with Beverly Sills and Andrea Bocelli.

In 1994 at the 50th anniversary of the chorus, then San Antonio Mayor Nelson Wolff proclaimed the Mastersingers “one of the crown jewels within the San Antonio Arts community.” Mayor Ron Nirenberg presented the chorus with a congratulatory proclamation in celebration of the 75th anniversary at the 2019-2020 Symphony season opening event, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony No. 2, which also celebrated the grand opening of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts five years prior. 


Every December, the Mastersingers continues the community's tradition of enjoying Handel's Messiah which is also re-broadcast on KPAC, 88.3 FM, on Christmas Eve. 

Our Charitable Work

The San Antonio Mastersingers often use their performances to benefit charitable causes. Examples of our beneficiaries include local breast cancer research organizations, the Alzheimer's Association, the Memorial Holocaust Museum and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower. 

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From Handel to Brahms to Bernstein, our 79th season has much to offer. Learn about our concerts and collaborations today and purchase your tickets.

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