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After a hiatus for the 2016 fall choral season, I'm resuming reviews.  But I need help, especially during the months of April and May.  This is an immensely satisfying activity, terribly important to the choruses being reviewed, and a concrete way of supporting the performing arts with a contribution that will last for years.

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
Sacramento Master Singers 3/19/17 Love Heals Original (a)
Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra 3/18/17 The Music of Downton Abbey Original (a)
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  
(j) Griffin Toffler  
(n) Diane Boul  
(p) James Majalis