Sierra Master Chorale

“We love to Sing!”












Choral Director & Conductor Alison Skinner


About the Chorale:

The 75-voice auditioned chorale was founded in 2008 and has established a reputation for providing outstanding performances to very enthusiastic audiences. SMC holds the distinction of being one of a very few high-caliber community choruses throughout the United States that always performs with the InConcert Sierra Orchestra comprised of local and regional professional musicians.

Vision Statement:

The Sierra Master Chorale is an auditioned group of men and women who perform choral music of such wide variety and with such high quality that both the listening audience and the performers share a sense of great enjoyment and pride.


The acoustically outstanding Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Reviews (click below):

“A concert by the Sierra Master Chorale in the near-acoustically-perfect Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church is something I always look forward to. And I’m sure there were many others who shared my feeling.” – Dick Frantzreb

Sac Choral Calendar – May 2017

“…an immensely satisfying choral experience.” – Dick Frantzreb

Sac Choral Calendar – Dec 2016

“The name of this group was well chosen.  The performers are indeed masterful.” – Nancy Bramlett

Sac Choral Calendar – Dec 2015


“After singing with Ken Hardin for 10 years, I was nervous about breaking in and working with another conductor. Those fears have disappeared after working with Alison for the past few months: she’s an excellent musician, she’s charming and warm and fun to be with and to learn from. Alison has selected a repertoire for this spring’s concert that has thrilled the chorus and will thrill the audiences. I think the chorus sounds better than ever under Alison’s leadership!”      – Ken Getz, tenor

“Alison has been more than we ever could have hoped for in a new director. In the short time we’ve been with her the Sierra Master Chorale is, like the theme of our concert, coping, overcoming, and most of all, thriving. I hope I can sing under Alison for another 17 years.”   –  Baritone Steve Nicholson

“Thank you InConcert Sierra (SMC) for another fabulous holiday concert. The attention to detail, the gracious presentation and, of course, the music, music, music brings us back season after season.” – Tristan Berlund (2017)



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