The Sacramento Choral Calendar



Reviews - 2016

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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Main Review Page (2017-2018)    All Reviews by Organization

Date of concert Title of concert Source of review
High Voltage 9/30/16 Back to Broadway Original (a)
High Voltage 6/22/16 The Best of Broadway Original (a)
The Vocal Art Ensemble 6/10/16 Rooted: How Culture Shapes the Choral Art Original (a)
Sacramento Women's Chorus 6/4/16 Journey On Original (a)
UC Davis Early Music Ensemble 6/1/16 Ear for EAR Original (a)
Sacramento Master Singers 5/22/16 Sing a New Song Original (a)
Voices of California 5/21/16 A (K)night to Remember Original (a)
Valley Choral Society 5/21/16 Fauré's Requiem & Rutter's Gloria Original (g)
Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus 5/20/16 Seize the Day! Original (a)
Sierra Master Chorale 5/17/16 The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace Original (g)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 5/14/16 European Masterworks Original (a)
Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace (RSVP) 5/13/16 Hope Original (a)
Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills 5/7/16 Luminous Journey Original (a)
Placer Pops Chorale 5/6/16 On Broadway Original (a)
Sacramento Children's Chorus 5/1/16 The Singing Revolution Original (a)
Chanteuses 4/30/16 By Request Original (a)
River City Chorale 4/29/16 Let Us Entertain You! Original (a)
Colla Voce Chamber Singers 4/28/16 Mystery, Magic & Mirth Original (a)
American Bach Soloists 4/25/16 Easter & Ascension Oratorios Original (j)
Sacramento Valley Choral Coalition 4/23-24/16 SacSings! – The Sacramento Choral Festival Original (a)
Samantics 4/15/16 In Paradisum Original (a)
High Voltage 4/9/16 Unplugged Original (a)
Vox Musica 4/3/16 DECEM: A Hildegard Vespers Original (p)
Camerata California 3/20/16 Messiah for Easter Original (n)
Stand Out Talent Concert Choir 3/20/16 Spring Concert Original (a)
Folsom Lake College Concert Choir & College Chorus 3/15/16 All-American Music Original (a)
UC Davis University & Alumni Choruses & Davis Chorale 3/13/16 Ode to Joy Original (g)
Sacramento Master Singers 3/12/16 And I Can Sing Original (a)
Davis Chamber Choir 3/6/16 Evensong Original (a)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 3/5/16 Carmina Burana Original (n)
Vox Musica 2/20/16 MAACAM: American River Original (n)
Lincoln Theatre Company Choristers 2/16/16 Lincoln Sings Broadway Original (a)
Sacramento Children's Chorus 1/31/16 Après le Noёl: Gloria! Original (g)
American Bach Soloists 1/25/16 Bach Favorites Original (a)
Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera
Sacramento Opera Chorus
1/23/16 Mozart Requiem Original (a)
Cantare Chorale 1/3/16 With Joyful Ring Original (a)


(a) Dick Frantzreb  
(g) Nancy Bramlett  
(j) Griffin Toffler  
(n) Diane Boul