Choral Performances

Photo from the Sacramento Children’s Chorus website.
choral singing

Fa la la! Deck the calendar with choral performances as several Sacramento-area choirs clear their wind pipes and share holiday classics in the coming days.

The vocalized melodies and their supplemental harmonies are echoing about church and other public-space interiors starting tonight, when the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus premiers “Holiday Hits with a Splash of Sass!” at the Pioneer Congregational United Church of Christ (2700 L St.). Organizers say “the audience will be treated to a modern ‘radio show’ format bringing them through a rollercoaster of emotions that will leave them awed and changed.” Showtime is 8 p.m. today (Friday, Dec. 10), Saturday, Dec. 11 and Tuesday, Dec. 14, and at 3 p.m. Sunday; general admission is $30–$45, students and seniors pay $15.

At 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 N St.), the Sacramento Master Singers unveil the 2021 version of their Christmas show. “This fun-filled, 80-minute, non-stop holiday program features audience favorites and brand-new settings of timeless carols!” the SMC website enthuses. Tickets are $30 for Saturday’s performance; the Dec. 17 show at Northminster Presbyterian Church and Dec. 19 show at Fremont Presbyterian Church are sold out.

If youthful energy is on your wish list this holiday season, consider attending the 4 p.m. Sunday performance of the Sacramento Children’s Chorus at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School (7869 Kingswood Drive in Citrus Heights). “This group is inspired to bring joy to their audience,” promotional material says. A $10 donation is requested.

If the ultimate in seasoned professional singing is your thing, you probably already know that “A Chanticleer Christmas” is coming to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (1019 11th St.) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Chanticleer says the program “cleaves to our founder Louis Botto’s original vision to offer joy and transcendence through beautifully sung music of all centuries from classical to carols.” Tickets are $35–$79.

Don ye now your gay apparel and listen to the angels sing!