One-thousand singers, 20 choruses, eight concerts: It all goes down at the inaugural Sacramento Choral Festival this weekend at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. The festival, sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Choral Coalition, is aimed at earning some of the dozens of independent choral groups in the Sacramento area some long-overdue recognition. Each performance features 10 different groups split into two shows: Half of the shows will be in a large 850-seat concert hall, and half in a more intimate 100-seat space—both within the Harris Center. Performers include the Vocal Art Ensemble (pictured), Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus and Sacramento Women's Chorus. Each chorus performs for about 20 minutes, and each concert offers a variety of styles.
SacSings! The Sacramento Choral Festival, $25-$35; 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 14; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 15; at the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom; (916) 864-3378; www.sacsings.org.