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Our 2018-2019 Season

Past Concerts

Songs of Joy: Featuring J.S. Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Capella Antiqua Choir, Cathedral Choir,  and Baroque Orchestra

Friday, March 29th, 7:30 P.M.

Join Capella Antiqua, Cathedral Choir, and their Baroque ensemble for an evening of joyful music in the stunning setting of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Featuring two of J.S. Bach's cantatas - "Meine Seel erhabt den Herren" and "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," including the well-loved chorale, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." Surrounded by visual splendour and aural beauty, your soul will soar during this concert.

Soloist Biographies

Jacqueline Atti's headshotJacquelyn Atti, soprano, is a native of Sacramento, California. In 2005 she moved to Massachusetts in order to pursue a higher education in voice studies at the Boston Conservatory. In 2009 she received her Bachelorʼs of Music and in 2011 her Masterʼs of Music in Opera Performance. Jacquelyn was honored to graduate summa cum laude and be inducted to Pi Kappa Lambda American honor society. While residing in Boston, Jacquelyn performed the roles of Gretel in Humperdinckʼs Hänsel und Gretel, Yum Yum in the The Mikado, Giulietta in Belliniʼs I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Lisette in Pucciniʼs La Rondine. She joined Boston’s Intermezzo Chamber Opera in the world premiere of three new operas; A Place of Beauty, Rocketʼs Red Blare, and Anne Hutchinson. Jacquelyn also served as a regular chorus member for Boston Lyric Opera.

Jacquelyn has toured New York as soprano in residence with Opera Saratoga and traveled Italy performing the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte. In concert, Jacquelyn has been the featured soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and Carissimi’s Jephte.

Jacquelyn recently moved back to her hometown in California and continues to give recitals, concerts, and serves as a local cantor and choral scholar.

Valerie Loera's headshot.Valerie Elizabeth Loera is a Mexican-American mezzo-soprano from Fresno, California. Ms. Loera was the 2018 winner of the Kristina Townsend Memorial Competition and was a finalist in the 2018 Student Artists Performance category for Sacramento State’s Festival of New American Music. Ms. Loera will be making her professional operatic debut with Opera Modesto in their production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in April 2020. She also will be appearing in Sacramento State’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amelia goes to the Ball and Seymour Barab’s A Game of Chance in April 2019. Ms. Loera is currently the alto section leader at St. Paul Episcopal’s in Sacramento, CA and is a Camerata California Student Scholar. She recently performed with Sacramento State Opera as Madama Rosa in Donizetti’s Il Campanello and Ms. Loera was featured as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Stabat Mater with Capella Antiqua and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Camerata California. Past operatic experience includes The Blind Woman in the world premiere of Evan Mack’s The Secret of Luca and Lady Billows in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring. Ms. Loera spent two summers at the Lingua e Canto program in Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy. Ms. Loera holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fresno and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at California State University, Sacramento under the instruction of Dr. Robin Fisher.

Matt Hidalgo's headshot.Matt Hidalgo, tenor, recognized as “one of Sacramento’s premiere concert artists,” by the Sacramento Choral Calendar, is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance. For the past 15 years, Matt has sung and performed regularly throughout the Sacramento area and is a familiar face with many performing groups in the greater region.

Matt is a versed performer of oratorio with works recently performed such as American Requiem by James DeMars, Stabat Mater by Joseph Haydn, Messiah by George F. Handel, Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Oratorio de Noêl by Camille Saint Saëns. In 2015, Matt made his Sacramento Opera debut performing the role of Eddie Pensier for the season’s opening production of The Bremen Town Musicians at Fairy Tale Town. He can also be heard as a soloist in The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra’s most recent CD release Lest we Forget (2013). He was also winner of the Sacramento State Music Department’s Concerto Competition in 2012 and performed Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Horn, Tenor, and Strings with the Sacramento State Orchestra. Matt was also accepted to the Opera Academy of California in San Francisco under the direction of Metropolitan Opera Director Yefim Maizel, and performed Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Rinucco in Puccini’s Gianni Schicci. Matt’s stage experience includes Paulino in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, Pluto and Mercury (2014 and 2009 respectively) in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Todd Wilkins in Paulus’ The Village Singer, Luis in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, and Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with The Borgamaria Lyric Opera.

Daniel Yoder's headshot.Native-American bass-baritone Daniel Yoder is honored to be singing in concert with Capella Antiqua! A resident of the Sacramento area, he has been privileged to have performed with such groups as the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, Sacramento Opera, Pocket Opera of San Francisco, Fresno Grand, Opera Academy of California, Schola Cantorum of Sacred Heart Church, the UCDavis Early Music Ensemble, Capella Antiqua, as well as seemingly countless solo and choral engagements throughout the region.

Hailed by the San Francisco Classical Voice for his “powerful” and “accurate” performances, as well as by the Sacramento Press in his ability to deliver “gorgeous solos”, Mr. Yoder has performed the roles of Zurga in Bizet’s Pearl Fishers, Claudius in Handel’s Agrippina, Leporello and Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Betto in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Seneca in Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, Gugliermo in Mozart’s Cosí Fan Tutte, and Schaunard in Leoncavallo’s La Boheme. He has recently added the role of Omar in Weber’s Abu Hassan to his repertoire, as well as the roles of Silvio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, the Sheriff in Flotow’s Martha, Achilla in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, and Mr. Fogg in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.

In concert, Mr. Yoder has performed the bass solos in the Requiems of Mozart, Duruflé, Fauré, and Malcolm Archer. He has also delighted audiences in singing the bass solos in the venerable Messiah of Handel, the Coronation Mass, Great Mass in C Minor, and the Missa Brevis in F of Mozart, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, and The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois. A lifetime fan of Bach, he has had the pleasure of performing Bach’s Durchlauchster Leopold (BWV 173a) and Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir (BWV 73) cantatas. He has also prepared the Five Mystical Songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast for rehearsal with the Sacramento Choral Society.

He has been blessed to have participated in masterclasses with Yefim Maizel while at the Opera Academy of California, as well as with Dr. Joseph Wiggett while he studied voice at California State University, Sacramento while under the tutelage of Dr. Robin Fisher. In demand for both early music and oratorio, Mr. Yoder frequently collaborates with churches, colleges, and his musical colleagues in the musical community to bring beauty and solace to a world so hungry for it.

Handel's Messiah

Capella Antiqua Choir and Baroque Orchestra

Friday December 14th, 7:30 P.M.

Join us in celebrating the Christmas season with a stunning rendition of Georg Frederick Handel’s Messiah. Featuring the Capella Antiqua Baroque Orchestra and Choir in the beautiful setting of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, this concert will soon become your favorite holiday tradition.


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