2019-2020 marks the 36th season under the name Sacramento Master Singers, and we have a triptych of programs worthy of the celebration! We’ll start with our signature holiday program, continue with Songs in the Key of Life, and conclude with a wild celebration of theater with It’s a Grand Night for Singing!
The Sacramento Master Singers presents “A Master Singers Christmas.” Conductor Ralph Hughes has searched the globe for traditional carols and newly-minted holiday songs to share with the choir’s devoted audiences. The mystical opening candlelight processional will include Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming by Michael Praetorius and Russian-American composer, Sergey Khvoshchinsky’s Bogoroditse Devo, Raduysia (Mother of God the Virgin). The program will feature Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, a favorite piece of many, and Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard. Join us for a magical, uplifting celebration of the season.
Saturday, Dec 14th, at 3pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sunday, Dec 15th, at 7pm
Harris Center for the Arts
Thursday, Dec 19th, at 7pm
Saturday, Dec 21st, at 7pm
Sunday, Dec 22nd, at 3pm
First United Methodist Church
CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY CONCERT
Saturday, Dec 21st, at 3pm
This 45-minute concert is a family event, perfect for young children. We’ll perform many songs kids are sure to know, and they’re invited to sing and play along! Join us for a fantastic event for youngsters, packed with fun and excitement – including a surprise visit from Santa!
Saturday, Mar 14th, at 7 pm
Sunday, Mar 15th, at 3 pm
From birth to death, through joy, loss, and sorrow, our March concerts will celebrate our lives, their benchmark moments, their ups and downs, with song. Patrons will be moved by pieces that range from the traditional Spiritual Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child to Szymko’s It Takes a Village. We have a slew of special features for this concert as well: talented guest soloists mezzo Buffy Baggott and baritone Omari Tau performing Robert Cohen’s haunting Alzheimer’s Stories with an instrumental ensemble and the choir, the World Premiere of an SMS commissioned piece by Ron Kean, and an exciting new venue as well: B Street’s Sofia Theatre. You’ll enjoy audience pleasers such as Fly to Paradise by Eric Whitacre and Cole Porter’s I Get a Kick Out of You arranged by Falker. It’s a concert brimming with musical delights that you won’t want to miss.
Saturday, May 16th, at 7 pm
Sunday, May 17th, at 3 pm
First United Methodist Church, Sacramento
Rodgers & Hammerstein wrote it and Sacramento Master Singers will make it so: It’s a Grand Night for Singing. Our May program will include selections from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit show Hamilton including You’ll Be Back and Dear Theodosia, Stephen Sondheim’s No One Has Ever Loved Me from Passions, and Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat from Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls. These pieces represent but a few on the exciting program Artistic Director Ralph Hughes has planned. Join us – and bring your friends – for the glittering finale of our 2019-20 season.