The Sacramento Choral Calendar



Reviews - 2015

A great concert deserves to live on, if not in an audio recording, at least in a depiction in words.  Local media rarely publish reviews of choral concerts, and our purpose here is to fill that void with original reviews, contributed by our own cadre of reviewers.  Maybe you would like to join them.  If you are serious about choral music and can write well, you are invited to contribute to this effort.  Click here for our review guidelines.

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Date of concert Title of concert Source of review
High Voltage 12/23/15 Holiday Celebration Original (a)
Sacramento Master Singers 12/20/15 Sing We Now of Christmas Original (a)
Schola Cantorum 12/20/15 From Heaven on High Original (d)
Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra 12/19/15 Stories of the Season Original (a)
Grass Valley Male Voice Choir 12/19/15 Ring in Christmas Original (n)
Woodland Chamber Singers 12/19/15 Adeste Fideles: A Holiday Choral Celebration Original (j)
Vox Musica 12/18/15 ZEHN: A Vox Christmas Original (a)
Doreen Irwin Singers 12/18/15 Winter Concert Original (n)
Renaissance Choir Sacramento 12/17/15 O Magnum Mysterium: An Ancient Spanish Christmas Original (j)
Placer Pops Chorale & Orchestra 12/17/15 A Holiday Homecoming Original (a)
Amador Choraliers 12/13/15 Christmas Gifts Original (n)
Colla Voce Chamber Singers 12/13/15 I'll Be Home for Christmas Original (i)
Music in the Mountains Chorus & Orchestra 12/13/15 Holly Jolly Holidays Original (a)
River City Chorale 12/13/15 I'll Be Home for Christmas Original (i)
Davis Chorale 12/12/15 A Day for Dancing Original (a)
Slavic Chorale 12/12/15 The Anniversary Concert Original (j)
Vocal Art Ensemble 12/11/15 Comfort Food Original (n)
American River College Vocal Jazz 12/9/15 Winter Concert Original (a)
Folsom Lake College Concert Choir & College Chorus 12/8/15 Hallelujah ...'Tis the Season Original (n)
Sacramento City College, Choral Department 12/8/15 Among the Stars! Original (a)
Mountain Melody Women's Chorus 12/6/15 Winter Phoenix Rising Original (n)
Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus 12/6/15 He! Ha! Ho! A Down-Home Holiday Show Original (a)
Sacramento Children's Chorus 12/5/15 Joy Is Everywhere Original (n)
UC Davis University Chorus 12/5/15 Son of God Mass Original (a)
Voices of California 12/5/15 Comfort & Joy Original (a)
Galena Street East 12/4/15 Holiday Tapestry: A Winter Celebration Original (a)
Sierra College Chamber & Concert Choirs 12/2/15 Winter Choral Concert Original (a)
RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace) 11/20/15 Stories Original (a)
UC Davis Early Music Ensemble 11/18/15 Lamentations and Temptations:  English Sacred and Profane Original (a)
Camerata California 11/15/15 Magnificent Magnificats Original (a)
Sacramento State School of Music 11/14/15 Sound Horizons Original (n)
Sierra College Vocal Jazz 11/6/15 Vocal Jazz Recital Original (b)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 10/24/15 Stained Glass Concert Original (a)
Folsom Harmony Express 10/23/15 The Building of America Original (o)
Sacramento Women's Chorus 10/17/15 CHOCtoberfest Original (n)
High Voltage 10/2/15 Back to Broadway Original (a)
Sierra College Foundation 7/18/15 Broadway at Sierra 2015 Original (a)
Music in the Mountains Chorus 6/28/15 Mozart Requiem Original (a)
High Voltage 6/16/15 The Best of Broadway Original (a)
Davis Chorale 6/7/15 Voices of Wonder Original (a)
Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace (RSVP) 6/6/15 Our Song Original (n)
Vox Musica 5/31/15 VOX-SING: A Community Project Original (a)
Woodland Chamber Singers 5/30/15 A Sacred Spring Original (n)
Voices of California 5/30/15 Singin' and Swingin': The Rat Pack Era! Original (a)
Natomas Charter School Performing and Fine Arts Academy 5/29/15 Hear My Song Original (j)
Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra 5/19/15 Spring Concert Original (a)
Doreen Irwin Singers 5/17/15 Memorial Day Carnegie Hall Concert Original (a)
Sacramento Master Singers 5/17/15 A Jubilant Song Original (g)
Cantare Chorale 5/17/15 Give Me Music Original (a)
Sierra College Choral Department 5/17/15 Spring Choral Concert Original (j)
Sacramento Valley Concert Choir 5/15/15 Tropical Fever: Music to Cruise By! Original (a)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 5/9/15 Songs of Eternity Original (g)
Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus 5/8/15 Milestones: Our Journey Continues Original (a)
Folsom Lake College Concert Choir & College Chorus 5/5/15 All-American Music Original (a)
Colla Voce Chamber Singers 5/3/15 Celebrating a Musical Journey Original (d)
Mountain Melody Women's Chorus 5/3/15 A Decade of Song Original (n)
Sacramento Children's Chorus 5/3/15 The Art of Song Original (a)
The Vocal Art Ensemble 5/2/15 Mostly Madrigals Original (a)
Grass Valley Male Voice Choir 5/2/15 Pop Classics: From Broadway to Hollywood Original (a)
River City Chorale 5/1/15 There's a Song in the Air! Original (g)
Amador Choraliers 4/26/15 Music in Motion Original (m)
Sacramento Women's Chorus 4/25/15 We Can Do It! Original (a)
Sacramento Capitolaires 4/25/15 Happy Birthday, Mr. Marconi Original (a)
Samantics 4/18/15 Bombs Away! Original (d)
Music in the Mountains Chorus 4/12/15 Vivaldi's Gloria Original (d)
Sacramento City College
Sacramento Valley Choral Coalition
4/11/15 Handel's Messiah 2.0 Original (d)
Vox Musica 3/22/15 VOX-CHAI: A Jewish Choral Project Original (j)
High Voltage 3/21/15 Unplugged Original (a)
Barbershop Harmony Society 3/20-22/15 Far Western District Spring Convention & Contest Original (j)
Sacramento Master Singers 3/17/15 Celtic Journeys Original (a)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 3/14/15 European Masterworks Original (a)
River City Chorale 3/8/15 Steppin' Out on Broadway Original (a)
American Bach Soloists 3/2/15 Bach St. Matthew Passion Original (d)
Vox Musica 2/22/15 VOX-ED: An Educational Outreach Project Original (a)
William Jessup University Choir and Orchestra 2/22/15 Contemporary Christian Music and American Folk Songs Original (k)
Sacramento Children's Chorus 2/8/15 Après le Noёl: Our American Journey Original (a)
American Bach Soloists 1/26/15 Acis and Galatea Original (g)
California Music Educators Assn.-Capitol Section 1/25/15 Honor Choirs Concert Original (a)
26th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival 1/24/15 Jazz Choir Competition Original (j)
Free Range Singers 1/19/15 Many Waters Cannot Quench Love Original (i)
Renovassom Group 1/10/15 Kenya Malacare Benefit Concert Original (a)
Cantare Chorale of the Sierra 1/4/15 Celebrate the Wonders Original (a)


(a) Dick Frantzreb  
(b) Dena Kouremetis  
(d) Winslow Rogers  
(g) Nancy Bramlett  
(i) Laurie Colombo  
(j) Griffin Toffler  
(k) Ang D. Meadows  
(m) Clark Abrahamson  
(n) Diane Boul  
(o) Audrey Samora