Choralfest celebrates spring with music

California State University, Sacramento’s choirs celebrates spring in grand style with a concert that features two of the university’s choruses, plus student soloists, special guest choruses from throughout the community and a wide variety of music.

It’s the annual Choralfest, led by director Donald Kendrick, at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets in Sacramento.

Sac State’s men’s and women’s choruses will be joined by the Bella Vista High School Chamber Choir, with Wendy Carey directing; the Jesuit High School Chamber Choir, with Rex Rallanka directing; and the Oak Ridge High School Chamber Choir, led by Natalie Miller.

The Women’s Chorus will perform music by Debussy and J.S. Bach, featuring violin majors Sandro Ladu and Amanda Lostritto. The group also will perform Frode Fjelheim’s “South Sami People” with clarinet student Bianca Patterson and percussionist Tyler Tsunekawa.

The Men’s Chorus will sing works by Russian composer Paul Tschneskoff, Eric Whitacre’s “The Seal Lullaby” and Paul John Rundai’s setting of the World War I poem “Everyone Sang.”

Tickets are $10 general, $7 seniors and $5 students, available at the University Ticket Office, 916-278-4323 or

For more information about Sac State’s choirs, visit or call 916-278-5191.

California State Unversity, Sacramento

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