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The reviews in the Sacramento Choral Calendar are maintained online indefinitely as a record of the hard work that goes into every choral concert.  Since I and my team can't review every choral concert, we try to at least publish concert programs.  Click here to view the current list of published concert programs.

I can always use more help with reviews.  If you can write and love many kinds of choral music, you're the person I'm looking for.  Click here for the review guidelines. Call (916/781-2900) or write (info@sacchoralcalendar.com) to discuss.  You don't have to commit to writing a lot of reviews.  If you can manage just one, I will thank you, the choruses you review will thank you, and though you may not hear from individuals, everyone who cares about choral music in the Sacramento region will appreciate your efforts.

- Dick Frantzreb 

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Organization
Date of concert Title of concert Source of review
UC Davis University Chorus 6/9/17 Spring Concert Original (r)
Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus 6/10/17 Puttin' on the Glitz! Original (s)
Davis Chamber Choir 6/3/17 Spring Concert Original (r)
UC Davis Early and Modern Ensemble 6/4/17 Bach to Bernstein Original (a)
The Vocal Art Ensemble 6/4/17 Play: The Clever • The Creative • The Ingenious Original (a)
Music in the Mountains Chorus 6/2/17 2017 Choral Spring Original (a)
Camerata California 5/28/17 An American Requiem Original (a)
Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra 5/23/17 Spring Concert Original (a)
Vox Musica 5/21/17 Voices in Harmony: Bluegrass and Beer Original (a)
Doreen Irwin Singers 5/21/17 Mozart's Coronation Mass Original (r)
Placer Pops Chorale 5/21/17 That's Entertainment!  The Best of Stage & Screen Original (s)
Lincoln Theatre Company Choristers 5/21/17 A Dazzling Disney Musical Adventure Original (a)
Sacramento Master Singers 5/20/17 How Do I Love Thee? Original (a)
Voices of California 5/20/17 When You Wish Upon a Song... Original (a)
Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace (RSVP) 5/19/17 Open Doors Original (s)
Chanteuses 5/14/17 Holst, Harp & Hearts Original (r)
Sacramento Women's Chorus 5/13/17 Today I Live! Original (r)
Sacramento Children's Chorus 5/7/17 For the Love of Song Original (r)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 5/6/17 European Masterworks Original (s)
River City Chorale 5/5/17 The 40th Anniversary Concert Original (t)
Sacramento City College Choirs & Commercial Music Ensemble 5/2/17 POP ROCKS Original (r)
Vox Musica and The Choral Project 4/23/17 Voices of Hope Original (s)
Sacramento Capitolaires 4/22/17 Everything Old Is New Again Original (r)
Grass Valley Male Voice Choir 4/22/17 Inspiration Original (a)
The Spokes 4/21/17 HellaCappella Original (a)
Renaissance Choir Sacramento 4/11/17 The Lamentations of Jeremiah Original (s)
Camerata California 4/9/17 Messiah Original (r)
Schola Cantorum 4/8/17 Lenten Choral Mysteries Original (s)
High Voltage 3/26/17 Unplugged Original (a)
Samantics 3/25/17 British Musical Theatre Original (r)
Sacramento Master Singers 3/19/17 Love Heals Original (a)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 3/18/17 The Music of Downton Abbey Original (a)
Davis Chamber Choir 3/18/17 Around the World in 80 Minutes Original (h)
UC Davis Early and Modern Ensemble
(Early Music Ensemble)
3/17/17 Miserere Original (a)
UC Davis University Chorus & Alumni Chorus & Davis Chorale 3/12/17 Brahms "Ein deutsches Requiem" Original (a)
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble 3/6/17 Performance Original (a)
The Afterglow 3/3/17 Lights Low with The Afterglow Original (a)
Vox Musica 2/18/17 Voices in Poetry Original (a)
Sacramento Children's Chorus 2/12/17 A Moment in Time Original (a)
Capital Christian Center & Genesis Church 1/15/17 We Are Better Together Original (a)
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)

 

Reviewers:  
(a) Dick Frantzreb  
(g) Nancy Bramlett  
(h) Tracia Barbieri  
(j) Griffin Toffler  
(n) Diane Boul  
(p) James Majalis  
(r) JR Keith  
(s) Dr. Jeff Nelson  
(t) Sallee Kallenbach