For nearly twenty years, the ladies of Chanteuses have been entertaining Sacramento with their distinct sound and superb blend of wonderful vocal harmonies. A broad range of repertoire and a long history of music‐making excellence continue to make the region’s premiere female a cappella ensemble a favorite with audiences.
One of the group’s trademarks is exploring a surprisingly diverse collection of choral literature for treble voices, including a wide variety of both sacred and secular music of all kinds.
The ensemble was formed by founding conductor Jack Miller in the fall of 1996 with a premiere performance at the Pioneer Congregational Church. Since then, the group has maintained a strong tradition of performing in area churches, but the ensemble can also be found working with outstanding regional arts organizations including Folsom Lake College’s Three Stages, the Bear Valley Music Festival, the Camellia Symphony, and the Deane‐Crockett Dance Studio.
The group has been led by four conductors since its founding (photos, right): Jack Miller, Mike Reynolds, Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, and current music director and conductor, Chris Alford.
In 2005, Chanteuses participated in the International Church Music Festival in Bern, Switzerland, while on a musical tour of both Switzerland and France.
Now, as the group’s 20th year of music-making approaches, Chanteuses is proud to have produced its first-ever fully professional CD recording and is always preparing outstanding concerts of wonderful choral music. Take time to peruse the Upcoming Concerts page for additional information.
Chanteuses has performed at many diverse venues, including:
• Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
• Clunie Auditorium Sacramento
• Downtown Plaza Mall Sacramento
• Del Web Community Roseville
• Eskaton Community Carmichael
• All Saints Episcopal Church
• Pioneer Congregational Church
• St. Johns Lutheran Church
• St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
• The Crocker Art Museum Sacramento
• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
• Davis Community Church
• Unitarian Universalist Society of Davis
• Congregation Beth Shalom
• Westminster Presbyterian Church
• Northminster Presbyterian Church
• First Presbyterian Church of Napa
• Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento