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750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.235.0804
Fax: 619.231.3848
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Normal business hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 12noon - 5pm
Sunday: 12noon - 4pm (sometimes closed)
On performance evenings, the Ticket Office
is always open through intermission.

Seniors, Military (with ID) and Student (with ID) $3 off discounts are available via phone and window sales only (no web), and can be applied to most seats. These discounts are not valid in the Grand Tier, Mezzanine I, AA and A-1 Main sections at Symphony Hall. Family Packs and ongoing Corporate discounting offers must also be processed directly though the Ticket Office window and phones. 


  • Photography and audio/video recording of any kind are not permitted in Symphony Hall's performance chamber.
  • Food and drink (plastic bottled water excepted) are not allowed inside the Symphony Hall performance chamber.
  • Absolute quiet during performance is the audience's critical role in a successful music concert. To maintain the greatest courtesy to your fellow concertgoers, please use maximum care in disabling all noisemaking devices in the performance chamber, including cell phones, pagers and malfunctioning hearing assistance devices. (Audiences of Family Festival concerts should be understanding of the natural restlessness of small children. Parents should welcome an opportunity to teach concert etiquette.)
  • Cell phone photography is strictly prohibited in the performance chamber and may result in temporary confiscation.
  • Please apply perfumes and colognes lightly in respect of others' possible allergies. 
  • All dates, programs, artists and pricing are subject to change.
  • All sales are final.
  • There are no refunds.



A Family Festival Concert
Sunday, December 22, 2pm

Matthew Garbutt, conductor
San Diego Master Chorale; San Diego Children's Choir

San Diego’s favorite holiday music tradition returns! Sing along to popular holiday carols and hits including "Jingle Bells," "Sleigh Ride" and many, many more.


In 1990, San Diego Children’s Choir was founded and continued under the direction of Polly Campbell, a devoted music lover and educator, until her passing in 2000. They began with only a single branch and two choir levels but a strong enrollment of 42 children. The choir now has five branches with four choir levels and over 250 participants. They also have a neighborhood outreach program that spans City Heights, Imperial Beach and National City and which continues to grow.

The SDCC not only celebrates the talents of kids in their community but also understands the importance of music in their lives. The Choir is open to girls and boys ages 4-18 from all racial, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. The Choir maintains and continues to cultivate an organization where music is not only taught, but also revered for being a building tool for confidence and responsibility.

The Choir provides the youth of San Diego opportunities for artistic and personal growth through choral music performance. These young musicians focus on cultivating, blending and challenging their vocal abilities while being part of a proud group of choristers. The children are taught music theory, sight reading and tonal accuracy with consistent rehearsal schedules. Along with the many opportunities to sing within San Diego, the Choir has also shared their vocal stylings in Italy, Australia, England and other locales, including France’s Chartres Cathedral!

Dr. Aaron Mitchell is SDCC's Artistic Director, for which he oversees the artistic operations of the organization, and directs the Concert and Youth Choirs. Dr. Mitchell has served as the Director of Choral Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, where he also led the University Orchestra. His choirs have been selected to perform at national conferences of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors and divisional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Mitchell has prepared choruses for performance of choral-orchestral masterworks with professional orchestras including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Regina Symphony, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Cincinnati Symphony (as assistant conductor) for guest maestro James Levine. He has lived and led choirs in the U.S., Canada, and Brazil, ranging from children’s choirs to symphonic choruses, and is active as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. Recent guest conducting engagements include festivals and honor choirs in Brazil, Canada, Montana, North Dakota and Indiana. Dr. Mitchell holds a doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.


December 22, 2013

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