Joanna Newsom and all enjoy Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra holiday concert

We enjoyed the Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra’s holiday concert on Sunday afternoon in Grass Valley. It was a sellout and the guests included harpist and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, a Nevada City native whose mom sings in the chorus.
We visited briefly with Joanna at intermission; talked about her enjoyment of the New Moon Cafe; a [...]

InConcert Sierra: from orchestral favorites to pianist Alessio Bax

INCONCERT SIERRA HAS BEEN INNOVATING since it began in 1946. The group has traveled many paths—from a community concerts program, to a large series of concerts, to a small chamber ensemble presenter. Four years ago, Twin Cities Concert Association’s name became InConcert Sierra.
All of the various incarnations have helped this venerable organization evolve into one [...]

InConcert Sierra and Sierra Master Chorale roll out new programs

THE SIERRA MASTER CHORALE PRESENTS some of the most memorable musical performances in the foothills. Shows we’ve enjoyed include “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” the whimsical “MusicaliTea” and their holiday concerts.
On Thursday, May 15, and Sunday, May 18, the group—now under the wings of InConcert Sierra—will present two spring concerts with drama, excitement, [...]

Sierra Master Chorale to perform on May 15, 18: “drama, excitement and emotion”

InConcert Sierra presents
Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra
Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. concert
Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 2 p.m. concert

$30 general
$15 youth 5-17
Group discounts available – please call
Available at:
BriarPatch Co-op Community Market
Online at
Or call 530-273-3990
On Thursday May 15, and Sunday May 18, the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra directed by Ken [...]

Exclusive: InConcert’s Vandevorst in a debut conducting performance on December 14-15

InConcert Sierra’s new assistant artistic director Toon Vandevorst will have his conducting debut with the group’s Sierra Master Chorale and orchestra on December 14-15.
“Toon will be having his conducting debut with Poulenc’s Hodie and Sweelinck’s Hodie, two of our a cappella works on the program,” said Julie Hardin, InConcert Sierra’s executive director and a member [...]

Sierra Master Chorale’s spring concerts on May 16, 19

InConcert Sierra presents the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2pm
pre-concert forums 45-minutes prior to each concert
Seventh-day Adventist Church
12889 Osborne Hill Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945 (Off hwy 174)
$26 general
$13 ages 5-17
Available at Briar Patch Co-op Community Market; NC Box Office @ Miners Foundry;
online at; or [...]

World-famous Pianist Emanuel Ax showcases InConcert Sierra’s 2013-14 season

InConcert Sierra, founded in 1946 when local talent was the heart of entertainment in Nevada County, is drawing more and more world-class talent to the Sierra Foothills.
Three years ago, InConcert Sierra stretched the boundary — hosting a performance by the Vienna Choir Boys, one of the world’s most famous singing groups.
Our family sat about 20 [...]

Sierra Master Chorale another reminder of our exceptional talent in the Sierra Foothills

Like Music in the Mountains, InConcert Sierra finished a highly successful year with an inspiring performance Sunday from its Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra.
The 70-voice auditioned choir performed under the Rotunda at the State Capitol in Sacramento the previous weekend — a high honor. “The reverberation was so great in the Rotunda, I had the [...]

Holiday Cheer: Shows, concerts and sing-alongs

DURING THE HOLIDAYS, YOU CAN revisit music or theater you enjoyed as a child and share it with friends and family. Some shows are familiar while others are “variations on a theme.”
Holiday Concerts, December 15-16
The Sierra Master Chorale’s Holiday Concerts have become a winter treat. Maestro Ken Hardin brings joy to the season [...]

Scoop: Sierra Master Chorale to perform “The Armed Man” again

Like others, we marveled at the Sierra Master Chorale’s performance of “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” in May. I wrote a review here. Now, I learned from an email, the group is going to perform this internationally acclaimed arrangement again – on Sept. 27.
A video clip is here: Benedictus. I’ve been humming [...]

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