Founded in 2004 by veteran Yuba College music professor and impresario Joaquina Calvo Johnson, the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale has earned a region-wide reputation for professional-quality performances of choral music.  Under the direction of Mrs. Johnson's hand-picked successor, Yuba City native Kathryn Donovan Campbell, the Chorale continued to explore the inexhaustible realm of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern masterpieces, as well as exciting arrangements of pop and jazz standards.  Our legacy continued with appointed Artistic Director, Adrian Mora, and Interim Artistic Director, Dean Estabrook. Kathryn Campbell has graciously agreed to work with us for one more season. We shall see what the future holds.


The Yuba Sutter Master Chorale is an ensemble comprised of singers from throughout the Yuba, Sutter, Colusa and Sacramento areas. We are now in our 14th year of bringing the finest choral literature to the Yuba Sutter Community. The Chorale reflects a stunning cross-section of singers including nurses, lawyers, students, teachers, government employees, pastors and many other professional groups. The common thread so essential and inherent within the ensemble is the love of choral singing and the desire to express through the human voice the great choral literature from throughout the ages.

The Chorale presents two major concerts a year, a Winter Concert and a Spring Concert.  Music performed includes music from the Renaissance period all the way to modern times. An important goal of the Master Chorale is to involve various Arts groups from throughout the community which includes dancers, poets, instrumentalists, and many other artists.

Any person interested in singing with the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale is invited to attend rehearsals every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the First Lutheran Church on the corner of Forbes and Cooper Streets (next to the Sutter County Public Library) in Yuba City, CA. Membership dues are $60 per season for the Spring and Fall 2019 seasons.  You can also email the Chorale for information at


Under the direction of Kathryn Campbell, it is the cultural mission of the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale to continue the quest for the Performing Arts in the Yuba Sutter Community.