2018-2019 marks the 35th 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 progam, continue with a stunning new work celebrating the life of Harriet Tubman by Ron Kean, and conclude with a wild celebration of songs from the movies!
Sun, Dec 9, at 3pm | Sat, Dec 15, at 7pm | Sun, Dec 16, at 3pm | Tues, Dec 18, at 7pm | Thurs, Dec 20, at 7pm
Luxuriate in the warmth and beauty of Christmas music this holiday season at A Master Singers Christmas. Commencing with an opening candlelight processional, audiences are surrounded by aural sonority and spectacle as the choir performs a wide range of repertoire, from traditional melodies to the latest in multicultural songs and timeless carols. Hear Mack Wilberg’s O Great Mystery, traditional Irish chant, and English carols. At your request we offer you the Pentatonix White Winter Hymnal with entertaining hand jive, as well as several new (crazy!) arrangements of holiday favorite tunes. Join us at one of our new venue options and experience the family — and Sacramento — tradition: A Master Singers Christmas.
Sat, Mar 9th, at 7pm | Sun, Mar 10th, at 3pm
The Master Singers are pleased to present the Sacramento premiere of Ron Kean’s five-movement The Journey of Harriet Tubman. In retelling the story of the life of the Underground Railroad’s most famous “conductor,” Kean weaves new songs with powerful, updated arrangements of spirituals to create this tribute to an undeniably American hero. SMS is fully committed to supporting budding choral musicians, so we’re inviting two area high schools to join us for each of the two concerts. Check our website later in the season to discover which youthful choirs will be dazzling you!
Fri, May 10th, at 7:30pm | Sat, May 11th, at 3pm
What could be more fun than to end our 35th season with Master Singers Go to the Movies. Expect the red carpet treatment as you arrive for this concert which will feature music from classics like An American in Paris, comedy crime stories such as Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, to Sacramento favorites such as Lady Bird. You’ll likely be tempted to sing along on This is Me (The Greatest Showman), Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz), and Double Toil (Harry Potter 3). Who knows…perhaps we’ll include a fun opening cartoon, some movie trailers, and a mystery pianist on a silent film clip! Conductor Hughes is interested in hearing what choral works from the movies you’d like us to sing, so drop him a line at email@example.com.