Arts & Theater

Mozart and Bach will meet Camerata California

A portrait of composer Wolfgang Mozart.
A portrait of composer Wolfgang Mozart.

The award-winning Camerata California is Sacramento’s premiere chamber choir, for 17 years performing some of history’s most most well-respected music.

This time out, Camerata will join the VITA Chamber Orchestra in a presentation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem.” For those not grounded in the lore of the Classical-era composer, one fascinating reference is the 1984 film “Amadeus,” starring Tom Hulce as Mozart and F. Murray Abraham as the jealous (of Mozart’s talent) Italian composer Antonio Salieri, directed by Milos Forman.

As a bonus, selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos” will round out the evening. Which brings to mind the other Sebastian Bach, the Canadian heavy-metal rocker. Oh, and American singer-songwriter Chuck Berry’s 1956 hit “Roll Over Beethoven” (“And tell Tschaikowsky the news”), covered by the Beatles.

Moving on, the Camerata-VITA soiree will begin at 4 p.m. March 29 at First United Methodist Church, J and 21st streets, Sacramento. The toll is $22 and $35 adults, $20 seniors, $10 and $15 students.

Tickets and more info: (916) 483-1386,

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.