Two LDS Sisters Sing their Way through Life.
The Sacramento Choral Society is the premier classical choral music venue in the Sacramento area. The group is completely made up of volunteers who have auditioned for the privilege. A long-time resident of Citrus Heights, and new resident of West Roseville, Marsha Steed and her sister Loralyn Hansen, are approaching their third season as members. The society presents classical works such as Verdi’s Requiem, the Sea Symphony, and The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar. Also pop concerts like, Lerner and Lowe, and Cole Porter dazzle audiences. In December, the ever popular Home for the Holiday’s concert is often sold out early. The society has received rave reviews from various newspapers around, excerpts which can be found on their web page. They are under the amazing baton of Dr Donald Kendrick.
Music Review: Serving up some tasty 'Cole Cuts'
By Patricia Beach Smith - Bee Arts Critic - (Published May 7, 2001)
“From the "beat, beat, beat of the tom-tom" in a lilting "Night and Day," to the double-edged lyrics of "Let's Do It!", the Sacramento Choral Society's "Cole Cuts" program Saturday night definitely made the cut.”
Marsha Steed - http://Chantaclair.com, has been writing poetry and stories since 3rd grade. Her vast collection ranges from the sublime to the esoteric and the sweet. She is a mother of four and resides in Northern California. Her publications include but are not limited to: Sol-Magazine - featuring first and third place poetry in several issues; "No Love lost" - a printed anthology by the Wolvern Press. "Purple Rose Press" Magazine of poetry, and numerable sites on the online community. She enjoys all the arts, including: Piano Teaching; Dancing ( Ballroom Silver Medallist ) Writing, Web Designing, Singing ( 200 voice choral group ) Art ( art docent for 15 years) ; Drama ( Produced and choreographed many musicals ) and is a skilled calligrapher. Her writing is her touchstone with the world, but her singing is her wings to the clouds. Marsha commutes from west Roseville, and is loving her new life there. She is excited about her new church just built on Junction, it is a lot closer for all of them to attend.
Loralyn Hansen is gifted in signing for the deaf. She served an LDS mission to the deaf in 1987-88 and has since taken that gift to a vocation at Del Campo High School. She has three children, and is incredibly compassionate. Her daughter Clorisa had leukemia at age two, and Loralyn was her angel in care-giving. Clorisa is as excited about singing as her mother and hopes to perform someday as well. Loralyn enjoys the days riding to and from Chorus with her sister, where they get, ‘girl time’. Each are able to share with the other members of the 210 voice community their enthusiasm and commitment to the arts. Loralyn lives in Citrus Heights.
There are several other LDS members in the choir, and they have ample time to enjoy one another and share experiences. Their next performance this season will be,
Home for the Holidays ~ Sat Dec 1st ( Sold out ) ~ Dress Rehursal Sat Dec 1st 11 am ( $10.00)
Great Mass in C Minor , K427 ~ W. A. Mozart
Saturday, October 13 - 8 PM - Pre-Concert Talk: Main Hall - 7 PM
~Katherine Jolly, Soprano ~Elspeth Franks, Mezzo ~Joseph Faith, Tenor ~David Newman, Bass
For more information on the Choral Society, see their web page at