Thursday, March 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO BEE FEATURE - SCSO European Masterworks - Contemporary Meets Classical

Dear Friends,

It's exciting to know that we will have LIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC in Sacramento this Saturday evening when the Conductor Donald Kendrick and the SCSO will offer a unique program of Contemporary Meets Classical.

Enjoy Debbie Arrington's Sacramento Bee Concert Feature - March 12, 2015

The main musical fare will be a performance of Mozart's powerful Great Mass written in 1782 when he first spread his wings as a freelance musician in Vienna. Written for Chorus, Orchestra and 4 Soloists.

Contemporary English Composer Cecilia McDowall's poignant Magnificat will provide a perfect prelude to Mozart's classical work.

Saturday, March 14 at 8 PM
Sacramento Community Center Theater
Pre-concert talk by Conductor Donald Kendrick at 7 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Concert and Ticket information Come support live classical music!

English Composer Cecilia McDowall with SCSO Conductor Donald Kendrick
American Choral Directors National Convention - Salt Lake City - February 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Singathon 2015 - Sunrise Mall - Feb. 12, 2015

Dear SCSO Friends, Choristers and Alumni,

The SCSO will once again fille Sunrise Mall with Broadway Music when Donald Kendrick and SCSO Members descend on Sunrise Mall for SINGATHON 2015.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In the Mall in front of Macy's Women's Store

Singathon 2015 Information

Please help us reach our Basic Chorus Goal of $35,000 to offset production expenses so that we can continue to offer tickets at reasonable prices and free or discounted tickets for Students, Veterans, the Underprivileged, and other worthy Nonprofits.

Make an Online Donation today.

Sincere thanks from all of us in the SCSO!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SCSO Concert Master Michael Anderson - RIP - Sept. 25, 2014

Dear SCSO Chorus & Orchestra Members, Alumni, and Friends,

We are very sad to inform you that Michael Anderson, the founding Concert Master of the SCSO, died peacefully this morning after an amazing 7 year battle to cancer and complications with pneumonia.

Michael Anderson, SCSO Concert Master 1996-2007 – Sea Symphony – October 2006 -
Sacramento Community Center Theater - Donald Kendrick, Conductor

Michael served as the SCSO’s Concert Master for 11 years from its establishment in November 1996 to May 2007. He worked closely with us in our performances at the Sacramento Community Center, Memorial Auditorium and the UC Davis Mondavi Center.

In the Fall of 2007 Michael and the SCSO passed the Concert Master position on to Michael’s wife Cindy Lee.

For many years Michael also an anchor with the Sacramento Symphony, the Sacramento Opera Orchestra and the Sacramento Philharmonic. He clearly left his musical mark throughout our entire community. Michael was fiercely proud of his daughter Chloe. 

The SCSO plans on dedicating its May 2015 season finale performance of Songs of Eternity in Michael’s memory.

Should you desire to send a card, please do so:

Cindy Lee
9254 Laguna Lake Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758

We are sending our love, good thoughts and prayers to Cindy and Chloe and all of Michael’s family and friends.


James McCormick
SCSO President

Friday, January 31, 2014

Wells Fargo 2:1 Matching Grant Boosts Singathon '14

Donald Kendrick conducts "Singathon 2014" on February 13

Each year SCSO Members work diligently to make their Singathon event a roaring success. Money raised offsets concert production expenses and helps grow the organization.

Singathon 2014
    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Sunrise Mall - Citrus Heights

    6:30 - 8:00 PM - In front of Macy's Women's store

    Donald Kendrick, Conductor
    Ryan Enright, Accompanist

This event provides SCSO Members and Shoppers alike with the opportunity to enjoy some Broadway tunes and love songs in honor of Valentine's day, along with free conducting and dance lessons.

To help kick this hard-working nonprofit's efforts up a few notches, Wells Fargo has offered a terrific challenge and opportunity to the SCSO for their annual Singathon fundraiser with a 2:1 Matching Grant . . . . continue reading

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays Christmas Celebration - Dec. 14 - Memorial Auditorium

Sacramento Bee Feature Highlights Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays Celebration
(Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee)

Tickets available at the door for the December 14th performance
(No elevator in Memorial Auditorium)

The SCSO is proud to partner once again with WELLS FARGO to bring "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" - one of Sacramento's premier Christmas celebrations alive for families in our Community. This year's Special Guests will be 200+ Veterans who will receive complimentary tickets for this meaningful community event. Please come join us!

Saturday, December 14 at 8 PM
Memorial Auditorium - 1515 J Street, Sacramento

Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays at Memorial Auditorium - Dec. 14 at 8 PM
Enjoy a short video clip preview.

Special Guests: Sacramento Children's Chorus
Tevye Ditter, Soloist and Narrator

Proud participant in the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stained Glass Oct. 26th Concert REVIEW & PHOTOS

Congratulations on the SCSO's STAINED GLASS SEASON
OPENER PERFORMANCE on October 26 at Fremont Presbyterian Church

The CONCERT REVIEW by Dick Frantzreb (Sacramento Choral Calendar) and the PHOTOS by Ronnie Johnson capture the warmth and elegance of the evening featuring works by Handel, Haydn and McDowall.

Special thanks and congratulations to the SCSO Chorus, Organist par excellent Ryan Enright, Soloists Yoo Ri Clark, Amy Stevens, Mezzo, Matt Hidalgo, Tenor, John Martin, Bass. Kudos also to our SCSO Chamber Orchestra.