Celebrating 25 years of excellence in Church Music
Schola Cantorum is a mixed choir (SATB) from Sacred Heart Church in Sacramento, California. The all-volunteer ensemble, founded in 1992 by Donald Kendrick, Music Director of Sacred Heart Church, sings each Sunday at the 11 AM liturgy and for special feasts throughout the liturgical year.
The term Schola Cantorum (School for Church Song) has a very ancient origin, dating back to the fourth century when choirs were formed with a view to the presentation of polyphony and inspiring liturgical music.
Sacred Heart's Schola Cantorum has appeared in concert with members of the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra and has been featured in the Sacramento Area Bach Festival and the 1999 Western Division Conference of the American Guild of Organists. They have been heard on broadcasts and tours in the United States, Canada, Spain England and Italy. The all-volunteer choir is composed of people of various ages and diverse interests who are drawn together for the sake of making beautiful music on a weekly basis. Schola Cantorum rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings (7:00 PM to 9:30 PM) Schola has toured internationally having completed a performance tour of Austria in July 2009 with concerts in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg followed by a return to the Vatican to sing at the Papal Audience and on the Great Altar of St. Peter's in 2013. Schola will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a performance tour to Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden and Prague in June 2017.
Listen To Us on CD...
Schola, as the group is commonly called, has released nine CDs:
Glad Tidings - Christmas with Schola Cantorum (Released 12.15.2012)
Durufle Requiem (2011)
Make We Joy! (2009)
Musica Sacra (1998) Music for the Liturgical Year (Not available)
From Heaven on High -( 2002) (Not available)
O Sing Joyfully - Music for the Liturgical Year (1996) (Not available)