The Sacramento Choral Calendar

 

Reviews - 2014

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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Organization
Date of concert Title of concert Source of review
High Voltage 12/23/14 Holiday Celebration Original (a)
Grass Valley Male Voice Choir &
Cornish Carol Choir
12/21/14 Carols by Candlelight Original (d)
Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra 12/20/14 Dances for the Season Original (g)
Schola Cantorum 12/20/14 From Heaven on High Original (i)
Sacramento Valley Concert Choir 12/16/14 Jingle Bell Bach! Original (a)
Valley Choral Society 12/14/14 Joyful and Triumphant Original (a)
The Vocal Art Ensemble 12/14/14 NATIVUS Original (a)
Placer Pops Chorale 12/13/14 A Holiday Homecoming Original (a)
Colla Voce Chamber Singers 12/7/14 Celebration Around the World Original (a)
Sacramento Valley Chorus 12/7/14 MGM Grand to Winter Wonderland Original (a)
Voices of California 12/6/14 A Holiday Celebration! Original (a)
Galena Street East 12/6/14 43rd Annual Holiday Tapestry Original (g)
River City Chorale 12/5/14 'Tis the Season Original (a)
Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus 12/5/14 Holiday Spirit! Original (d)
Sierra College Music Dept. 12/3/14 Winter Songs Original (g)
Interfaith Community Chorus and Orchestra 11/22/14 Festival of Carols Original (g)
Samantics 11/22/14 Psamantics Goes Psycho Original (a)
Sierra College Vocal Jazz 11/21/14 Vocal Jazz Recital Original (g)
UC Davis Early Music Ensemble 11/15/14 Concert Original (a)
Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace (RSVP) 11/15/14 Journeys Original (d)
Prague Philharmonic Choir 11/10/14 Music of Dvořák and Brahms Original (d)
Slavic Chorale 11/9/14 Judgement Day Original (g)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 10/25/14 Stained Glass Concert Original (a)
Samantics 10/19/14 How the West Was Sung! Original (g)
Sacramento Women's Chorus 10/18/14 Masquerade Original (a)
High Voltage 10/10/14 Back to Broadway Original (a)
Voices of Sacramento Chorale 8/22/14 An Opera Montage Original (g)
Capella Antiqua 8/15/14 The Rose of Virtue Original (a)
Sierra College Foundation 7/12/14 Broadway at Sierra 2014 Original (a)
Sacramento Valley Choral Coalition 6/13-15/14 SacSings! - The Sacramento Choral Festival Original (a)
High Voltage 6/17/14 The Best of Broadway Original (a)
Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace 6/6/14 Through the Eyes of a Child Original (g)
Capella Antiqua 5/30/14 Master Brahms Original (g)
Sacramento Master Singers 5/17/14 Songs for a Lifetime (2) Original (a)
Sacramento Master Singers 5/17/14 Songs for a Lifetime Original (h)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 5/17/14 Carmina Burana Original (g)
Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra 5/15/14 Spring Concert Original (d)
Colla Voce Chamber Singers 5/9/14 America Sings Original (a)
Placer Pops Chorale 5/4/14 City Lights Original (a)
Voices of California 5/3/14 The Great American Roadtrip Original (a)
Grass Valley Male Voice Choir 5/3/14 My Love Is... Original (a)
Chanteuses 5/2/14 Faire is the Heaven Original (a)
Amador Choraliers 5/1/14 Movie Night Original (a)
American Bach Soloists 4/28/14 Bach's Legacy Original (a)
The Vocal Art Ensemble 4/25/14 COMPASS: From the Four Corners of the Earth Original (g)
Samantics 4/25/14 How the West Was Sung! Original (a)
Schola Cantorum 4/13/14 Lenten Choral Mysteries Original (g)
Davis Chorale 4/5/14 Dreams and Dances Original (a)
Sierra College Vocal Jazz 4/4/14 A Vocal Jazz Recital Original (b)
Vox Musica 3/30/14 PICTURA: New Music for Women's Voices Original (a)
High Voltage 3/29/14 High Voltage Unplugged Original (a)
Sacramento City College 3/25/14 Collegiate Sing! Original (a)
Sacramento Master Singers 3/16/14 Mass2 Original (a)
Davis Chamber Choir 3/14/14 Evolution of English and German Polyphony Original (a)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 3/8/14 European Masterworks Original (f)
The King's Singers 2/14/14 The Great American Songbook Original (d)
Camerata California 2/9/14 Music, the Language of Love Original (a)

 

Reviewers:  
(a) Dick Frantzreb  
(b) Dena Kouremetis  
(d) Winslow Rogers  
(f) Eric Callagher  
(g) Nancy Bramlett  
(h) Tracia Barbieri  
(i) Laurie Colombo