SMC & Orchestra Spring Concerts – May 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 • 2 pm

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • 7:30 pm

Ken Hardin, conductor

Richard Altenbach, concertmaster

It will be another superb performance!













Sierra Master Chorale Music Director and conductor Ken Hardin will take us on a musical journey exploring a variety of ways composer’s have considered the timeless texts of the popular “mass” throughout history.

In the first half, we will hear a “Kyrie” by Bruckner, “Gloria” by Schubert, “Sanctus” by Fauré, “Credo” by Haydn, and “Cum Sanctu Spiritu” by Vivaldi.

The second half will focus on secular choral works of great composers such as Beethoven’s “Ruins of Athens.” We will celebrate the centenary of Leonard Bernstein with his inspirational piece “Make our Garden Grow” from Candide – one of the most enduring works of our time.


$35 general / $17 youth (+$4 online fee)




Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)

Book a room at our Official Hospitality Partners:  Courtyard Suites package or Lamb’s Victorian Inn

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Individual Sponsors:

Dr. John and Valarie Bush, Gary Shannon and Kathy Chastain

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Sierra Master Chorale is underwritten by Robert & Carol Hamilton



A brilliant program of inspiring works that endure the test of time:
Zadok the Priest – Handel
Hallelujah Chorus – Handel
Schicksalslied – Brahms
Make our Garden Grow – Bernstein
…and the timeless texts of the popular “mass” throughout history:
Kyrie – Bruckner
Gloria – Schubert
Sanctus – Faure
Credo – Hadyn
O Nata Lux – Lauridsen
Cum Sancto Spiritu – Vivaldi