News & Reviews

Reviews, News & Updates

SCSO Review Archive (17 Reviews)
Courtesy of Dick Frantzreb – Capital Region Performance Gallery

Stained Glass – Songs of the Spirit – SFCV Concert Review
October 23, 2018 – Jonathan Minnick, San Francisco Classical Voice

Stained Glass – Songs of the Spirit – Concert Review
October 22, 2018 – Dick Frantzreb, Sacramento Choral Calendar

European Masterworks Concert Review
April 7, 2018 – Ed Telfeyan – Sacramento Gazette

Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays Concert Review
December 9, 2017 (2 PM matinée)
Dick Frantzreb, Sacramento Choral Calendar

Stained Glass October 21, 2017 Concert Review
Dick Frantzreb, Sacramento Choral Calendar

European Masterworks (May 6) Concert Review
Dr. Jeff Nelson, Sacramento Choral Calendar

Highclere Castle Photos

View the SCSO’s Green Screen Photos

Highclere Castle Photos – The Music of Downton Abbey
Photos by Hansens Photography
(Highclere Castle Photo Courtesy of Mark Draper)

Downton Doggie Delights at Concert – Review
Susan Maxwell Skinner – Carmichael Times

The Music of Downton Abbey Concert Review
Dick Frantzreb, Sacramento Choral Calendar

Downton Abbey Video Preview – March 18, 2017 Downton Abbey Event
Phil Cowan interviews Donald Kendrick

Stained Glass Concert & 2016-2017 Season – Video Preview
Phil Cowan Interviews Conductor Donald Kendrick

European Masterworks Concert Review – May 14, 2016
Dick Frantzreb, Sacramento Choral Calendar

SCSO Tenor Steve Ohlin Sings National Anthem at Sac Republic FC vs Liverpool Game   – 5.21.2016

Carmina Burana Concert Review – March 5, 2016
Diane Boul, Sacramento Choral Calendar

Catch the SCSO’s PBS Documentary on KVIE this Christmas

KVIE – Channel 6 – VIEWFINDER (Or watch it on Youtube)
Wednesday, December 23 – 7 PM

KVIE2 – VIEWFINDER (Via Your Cable Station)
Thursday, December 24 – 7:30 PM


Video preview from Conductor Donald Kendrick
to Dec. 12 Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays celebration
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento

Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays – Dec. 12, 2015
Sacramento Bee Feature
Nov. 20, 2015 – Debbie Arrington

Stained Glass Rutter Requiem Concert Review
Oct. 24, 2015 – Fremont Presbyterian Church

Dick Frantzreb, Sacramento Choral Calendar.

Personal Stained Glass Rutter Requiem Invitation
from Conductor Donald Kendrick

Songs of Eternity May 9, 2015 Concert Review
Nancy Bramlett, Sacramento Choral Calendar

We are seeking comments about our May 9, 2015 SONGS OF ETERNITY performance.
Please share and spread the word. (Thanks)  

Amazing News: Thomas P. Raley Foundation Invests $100,000.00 in the future of the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

   KFBK AM 1530 Kelly Brothers – Live Interview with SCSO Board President James McCormick, Thursday, April 30 – 7 30 PM –
The SCSO – A Successful Arts Business Model (8 minutes)

Honoring Donald Kendrick – Founder of the Hamilton Children’s Chorus (Ontario, Canada) – 1975 – History
40th Anniversary Celebration Video

March 2015 Videoclip – Mozart Great Mass Gloria

European Masterworks Concert Review – March 14 2015 – Sacramento Community Center Theater
Dick Frantzreb – Sacramento Choral Calendar

Sacramento Bee European Masterworks Concert Feature – Debbie Arrington
March 12, 2015

Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays Concert Sound Invitation from Conductor Donald Kendrick

Stained Glass Concert Review – October 25, 2014 Concert – Fremont Presbyterian Church
Dick Frantzreb – Sacramento Choral Calendar

Donald Kendrick and Sacred Heart Schola Cantorum Members were thrilled to collaborate with Scottish Singing Sensation Susan Boyle (Britain’s Got Talent) on October 12, 2014 in the Sacramento Community Center Theater. SCSO and University Chorus Members complemented this spontaneous chorus. Photo of Susan Boyle with Donald Kendrick)

2014-2015 Season Unveiled – E. Haig, Sacramento Gazette, Oct. 2014

Download the SCSO’s 2014-2015 Season Flyer (PDF)


Carmina Burana May 17th Performance – Concert Photo Review
Nancy Bramlett, Sacramento Choral Calendar

European Masterworks, March 8, 2014 – Sacramento Community Center Theater

Concert Photos by Ronnie Johnson


The SCSO is proud to be putting Sacramento on the map nationally through the arts! 
Since April 29, 2012, the SCSO’s KVIE documentary has aired nationally 63 times in a wide variety of Public Television markets throughout the United States.

KVIE – HD (Channel 6)

KVIE SCSO Documentary National Tracking Report
April, 29, 2012 – November 8, 2012

Alaska (Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kodiak, Bethel)
California (Los Angeles & San Francisco)
Colorado (Denver)
Illinois (Moline)
Iowa (Davenport)
Michigan (Lansing, Marquette)
Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Montana (Billings, Butte-Bozeman, Missoula, Great Falls)
New York (Buffalo)
Ohio (Toledo)
Oregon (Portland, Salem, Eugene, La Grande, Bend, Corvallis)
South Dakota (Sioux Falls)
Tennessee (Nashville)
Texas ( Corpus Christi)
Utah (Salt Lake City)
Virginia (Harrisonburg, Front Royal, Staunton)
Wisconsin – (Milwaukee)

CONCERT REVIEW – Choral Society Soars 
Sacramento Press, Mary Nares, Kati Garner – October 30, 2012

Welcome to Summer Sing 2012 – Fauré Requiem – Welcome “Home”, Stephen Janzen!

SCSO’s Musical Feast Feeds the Soul – PHOTO REVIEW by Mary Nares, Kati Garner – Sacramento Press – April 16, 2012

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Presents “English Grandeur” – REVIEW by E. Haig, Sacramento Gazette – April 20, 2012

Home for the Holidays at the Mondavi – REVIEW – Gold Country Times – Ken Kiunke

SCSO’s Home for the Holidays at Mondavi – REVIEW Sacramento Gazette – E. Haig, Dec. 23, 2011

Home for the Holidays 2011 – REVIEW – Sacramento Press – Mary Nares & Kati Garner

Home for the Holidays 2011 Sound Invitation from Conductor Donald Kendrick

SCSO’s Home for the Holidays Comes Home to Mondavi – December 2011 – Davis Enterprise, Jeff Hudson

Stained Glass (Oct. 29, 30, 2011) Sound Invitation from Conductor Donald Kendrick

KVIE SCSO Stained Glass 2010 Cathedral Vespers Concert short documentary
October 2010 – Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento

Watch the full episode. See more ViewFinder.

New SCSO Documentary Unleashed – January 2011 – KVIE PBS Viewfinder Series

KVIE PBS Documentary now on YouTube

SCSO June 4, 2011 Party Video
Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery – Rebecca Garrison

Discover the SCSO – The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

New Members Podcast – Welcome to the SCSO