Sorelle (Italian for sisters) is a sixteen-voice select chamber ensemble formed in 2013 by Sally Husch Dean.

The group produces a unique and powerful sound, rich in integrity and heart. The members’ experiences are diverse. Some are school choral directors teaching at the elementary, high school and college level. Some members are professional soloists. Some sing in select ensembles for their churches. Some sing with professional choruses. Their common thread is a love and dedication to the choral art.


Sally Husch Dean, founding artistic director of San Diego North Coast Singers has been a leader in the performing arts community of San Diego County for thirty years. Her contributions to the cultural fabric of the area are focused in music education in general and the choral music arena in particular. She founded Sorelle San Diego women’s chamber chorus in 2013.

Ms. Dean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Music: Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles. She has studied conducting with David Chase in San Diego and Donald Brinegar in Los Angeles. As the founding artistic director of the San Diego North Coast Singers Youth Chorus, Dean has led the prestigious youth ensemble on national and international tours. She is an adjunct faculty member of Palomar College in San Marcos California where she directs both the Palomar College Chamber Singers and the Palomar College Chorale. She is a long-standing member of the soprano section of the La Jolla Symphony Chorus.