Based in Folsom and serving communities east of Sacramento and the surrounding area. "Three Rivers" in the name refers to the neighboring American, Cosumnes and Sacramento rivers.
MEET THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:
Catherine Fagiolo is founding artistic director of Three Rivers Chorale. She also maintains a private piano and voice studio in Fair Oaks, California.
Ms. Fagiolo has been a founding instructor at Folsom Lake College, where she formed and directed the Choral Union. Ms. Fagiolo has also served as cantor and choral associate for Dr. Donald Kendrick at Sacred Heart Church in Sacramento. She has sung with Sacred Heart’s Schola Cantorum for liturgies, concerts, recordings, and tours in North America, England, and Spain.
Catherine Fagiolo has taught choral music at Elk Grove High School (CA) where she initiated a choral outreach concert series presented by her ensembles to elementary school audiences. Her choirs have been recognized for excellence at local and regional choral festivals. Students from her choirs and private studio have sung in the National Honor Choir of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and in California All-State Honor Choirs.
Ms. Fagiolo holds degrees from Brown University and from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied with Dennis Shrock and taught music theory. She also earned a California teaching credential at the University of California, Davis.
Catherine Fagiolo has served as music director for various churches in the Sacramento area. She is also active as an adjudicator and guest conductor for choral festivals in the region.
Ms. Fagiolo has been a frequent choral accompanist with regional honor
choirs for the California Music Educators Association, American Choral
Directors Association, and San Joaquin County, and with the SUCCEED youth
choir in the Roman Catholic diocese of Sacramento.
MEET THE ACCOMPANIST:
Jason Sia received his musical education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Piano Performance at California State University, Sacramento, where he graduated Cum Laude and received the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Lambda, Golden Key National Honor Society, CSUS Senate Scholarship Award, and the Festival of New American Music Award. He has attended Aspen Music Festival and School, and performed for master classes of classical pianists of international repute. He is also the accompanist for the Sacramento Valley Concert Choir, and is currently teaching piano at St. Ignatius School, St. John Vianney School, and Northridge Music Center.