The San Diego Master Chorale will present the inaugural program: Amigos en Concierto: An Elegant Musical Journey through Latin America, headlined by world-renowned classical guitarists The Romero Duo: Lito and Celino Romero, on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at 8 p.m. in Copley Symphony Hall. This early launch of the Master Chorale’s 50th anniversary season will bring the U.S. and Latin America together in an evening of musical artistry never before seen in San Diego.

Along with the Grammy Award-winning Romeros and the widely recognized San Diego Master Chorale, the evening’s performers include Jeff Nevin’s Mariachi Garibaldi with Monica Abrego, soprano; Enrique Toral, world-renowned tenor; and the Tijuana and San Diego children’s choirs. The repertoire they will perform will include music from Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean.

The main purpose of this event will be to raise funds for the San Diego Master Chorale’s community outreach programs, enhancing music education for almost 4,000 children each year. It is expected that more than 400 children will participate or attend the Amigos en Concierto event.

For almost 50 years, the San Diego Master Chorale has been the premier choral arts organization in this community. Today the group consists of 120 volunteer singers with voices of the highest quality and is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of choral music through performances, education and diverse community outreach.