Staff Report

The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale is offering an early-bird 10 percent discount until April 16 for tickets to its 40th anniversary celebration concerts in May.

The 50-member chorale, musicians and singers from other local groups and a 17-piece orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive. 

The anniversary program begins with Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” and concludes with jazz standards, contemporary tunes and rock covers including Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate,” Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” and ABBA’s “Waterloo” and “Take a Chance On Me.” 

Early-bird tickets and general information are available at