Education and Outreach Programs, Collaborations

Children’s Matinee – Christmas 2019


SCSO hosts over 2000 students, teachers and parents at Memorial Auditorium

SCSO Conductor, Donald Kendrick and SCSO President, Jim McCormick, chased after small and large donations to fund SCSO’s annual “Children’s Holiday Matinee Concert” Outreach Program at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium on Dec. 6th. This program is unlike any other in Sacramento as SCSO completely funds the transportation and ticket cost to over 2000 students in the Greater Sacramento Area. As transportation is typically a barrier for students who live in underserved areas, Don knew it was essential to make this accommodation.After months of preparation and chasing donors, SCSO was able to provide a fully funded Holiday concert to 2300 students at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium.

With the incredible support of volunteers, staff and partners, Kendrick conducted a Holiday concert and puppet show with the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra and Green Valley Theater Company. During the performance, students, teachers, and parents were invited to sing along to Holiday carols including “Jingle Bells” and more! The energy in the room on that day was unforgettable, and we owe it all to Don Kendrick for having the vision, artistry and persistence to make it a reality. Kendrick looks forward to providing even more students this experience in 2020!

U.S. Marines Toys for Tots

SCSO Children's Receiving Home Dec. 2011

SCSO Gift Cards for Kids
133 Gift Cards donated to the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento

Proud Supporter of the Trinity Cathedral Music Series 2011-2012 Season

Performances in the community

Attendance at choral rehearsals and dress rehearsals with the orchestra and soloists

Free tickets to concerts for disadvantaged children

Free tickets and subscriptions to sister “Nonprofits”for special events (fundraisers etc)

Educational Program Kits to Area High Schools

Pre-concert talks immediately preceding classical concerts

Well informed program notes for each concert

Post concert receptions to draw audience members closer to our artists

Hosting guest artists, visiting ensembles

Special Events and Collaborations

DonConductorChildMondavi2011Summer Sings for area singers

Inaugurations: Governor Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger

St. John’s Shelter Fundraiser – Women and Children

Sacramento Children’s Chorus

Sacramento Youth Chorus

Wind Youth Center – Homeless and Runaway Teenagers

California Music Educators Northern California Honor Choir

Richards Institute of Education and ResearchColloquium

Promoting Education Through Music

Sacramento Philharmonic, Michael Morgan, Conductor

Bear Valley Music Festival, Carter Nice, Director

SUCCEED  – Christmas at the Cathedral – Inner City Schools
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento

Center Stage Foundation – Concert Tickets for People in Need

Capitol Chamber Players Fundraiser – Scholarships

appleFremont Presbyterian Church, Sacramento

Perspectives – Sacramento Metro Chamber

Sacramento Youth Symphony – Scholarships

California State Legislature – Opening Ceremonies

Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Food Bank – Women’s Project

Sacramento Youth Symphony

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sacramento

KXPR FM Radio – Pledge Drive

UC Davis Music Department

UC Davis Presents

CSU Sacramento Music Department

CSU Sacramento School of Education

Schola Cantorum, Sacred Heart Church

Vox Nova, Sacred Heart Church