News & Reviews

News, Features & Reviews

PHOTOS: Stained Glass Music of the Spheres Oct. 28, 2023 Concert Photos
Courtesy of Sandra Harris

SCSO Fall 2023 Newsletter

PHOTOS: Carmina Burana, May 13, 2023 – SAFE Credit Union PAC
Courtesy of Sandra Harris

Photos: Home for the Holidays Dec. 10, 2022  – Memorial Auditorium
Courtesy of Sandra Harris

Verdi Requiem Concert Review
Dick Frantzreb – Editor, Capital Region Performance Gallery

May 14, 2022 Verdi Concert Video Debriefing
Conductor Donald Kendrick

SCSO 2020-2021 Performance Report

Sacramento Magazine Feature – December 2021
The Sound of Silence – Catherine Warmerdam

Sacramento Magazine Feature – January 2021

SCSO Conductor & Musical Director, Donald Kendrick, was recognized as one of the Sacramento region’s 100 most notable business leaders in the January issue of Sacramento Magazine:















The SCSO’s Virtual 2020-2021 Season 

Enjoy the SCSO’s December 2020 Virtual Online Performance

The SCSO’s 2004 First European Tour Remembered (Sound file)
Cap Radio’s Insight host interview Classical Host Jennifer Reason
September 24, 2020 – 90.9 FM

Season 2019-20:

ABC 10 Feature – Verdi Requiem & Biba Caggiano Dedication 2020








Good Day Sacramento Feature – Home For the Holidays 2019








Good Day Sacramento Feature – Stained Glass 2019









Sacramento Bee Feature – Home for the Holidays 2019

Sacramento Bee Feature – Stained Glass 2019


 Season 2018-2019

Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays 2018 Review (7:30 PM concert)
Courtesy of Dick Frantzreb – Capital Region Performance Gallery

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

Season 2017-18

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

Season 2016-17

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
Phil Cowan interviews Donald Kendrick

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

Season 2015-16

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

       ViewFinder: Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra – KVIE

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

Sacramento Bee Feature – Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays 2015
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

Thomas P. Raley Foundation Invests $100K in SCSO

The SCSO – A Successful Arts Business Model

KFBK AM 1530 Kelly Brothers – Live Interview with SCSO Board President James McCormick

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


Season 2014-15

Stained Glass Concert Review  October 2014

Photo of Susan Boyle with Donald Kendrick

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.

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

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

Season 2013-14

European Masterworks, March 8, 2014

Sacramento Choral Calendar Photo Review – Eric Callagher

Sacramento Gazette – E. Haig

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)

Season 2012-13

Choral Society Soars -Concert Review

Sacramento Press, Mary Nares, Kati Garner – October 30, 2012

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

Season 2011-12

SCSO’s Musical Feast Feeds the SoulPHOTO 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

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

Season 2010-11

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