Men's Chorus Fall 2016The Sacramento State Men’s Choir will join the Women’s Choir at Choralfest 2017.

Sacramento State’s Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir invite some special guests to help them celebrate spring at the annual Choralfest 2017.

The music begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the dynamic acoustics of Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets.

Led by Conductor Donald Kendrick, the choirs’ program includes Vivaldi’s “Magnificat” for choir, soloists, and orchestra. There also will be spirituals and modern works from Europe.

A Choralfest tradition includes performances by leading high school choirs. This year’s guest artists are the Rocklin High School Chamber Choir, directed by Shawn Spiess; the Bella Vista High School Chamber Choir, directed by Wendy Carey; and the El Camino High School Madrigals, directed by David Vanderbout.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 seniors, and $5 for students. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and may be purchased at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323 or

For more information on the Sacramento State School of Music’s events and programs, visit or call (916) 278-5155. – Craig Koscho