Choral society fills cathedral with music

Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Chorus, soloists and organist Dr. Ryan Enright invite the public to the Portals of Heaven matinee performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the recently renovated Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento.

This SCSO Stained Glass concert will feature the inspiring Requiem by 19th century French composer Gabriel Fauré and the exuberantGloria by 18th century Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The performance of these choral masterworks of comfort and joy will mark the SCSO’s fourth season at the cathedral.

Internationally acclaimed organist Dr. Ryan Enright will accompany the 160-voice SCSO Chorus on the Cathedral organ. Enright  is the winner of the Canadian National Organ Competition and was recently one of 16 finalists in the International Organ Competition held in Montreal in October 201. In the Vivaldi Gloria he will be joined by his professional colleagues Ruth Stuart on oboe and Michael Meeks on trumpet.

Three very talented young local professional soloists will be joining the SCSO Chorus in the works by Fauré and Vivaldi at their Portals of Heaven performance.

Katherine Jolly, soprano
A native of Davis and a former Davis High School Madrigal singer,  Jolly will grace the SCSO stage as soprano soloist in both the Requiem and the Gloria. She is known for her agile, bright lyric soprano voice, totally suitable for the Vivaldi and Fauré works. Jolly recently made her debut with Houston Grand Opera, in the world premiere of “New Arrivals.” She also debuted with Virginia Opera in 2012 as Yum-Yum in “The Mikado.” She is known for thoroughly captivating the audience via her engaging delivery.

Julie Anne Miller, mezzo soprano
The SCSO is thrilled to have Miller join Katherine Jolly as a soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria. Hailed as having a voice of “arresting color” (Cincinnati Enquirer), Miller has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras and in many major concert halls across the country. In April 2013 Miller will be relocating to Chicago where she has been selected to participate as one of 10 singers in the highly acclaimed Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Chicago Lyric Opera. She was recently chosen to participate in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Regionals in Los Angeles.

Daniel Yoder, baritone
Yoder has studied vocal performance at Sacramento State University. He has performed as a soloist and ensemble member throughout our region including roles with the Sacramento Opera Company and the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra. Yoder has also joined the SCSO on national and international tours to Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall and Europe (Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest). As a former member of Sacred Heart’s Schola Cantorum, he has recorded and toured internationally in England, Italy and Austria.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at the concert. There will be no intermission and there will be a free post-concert reception on the Cathedral Plaza immediately following the concert.

Portals of Heaven takes place at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. Tickets are $35 reserved and $25 general admission; students receive a 50 percent discount. For more information visit sacramentochoral.com or call (916) 536-9065.


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