Reno, NV – Sierra Music Society was formed in November 2014 to enrich the lives of the citizens of Reno/Tahoe and the eastern Sierras by making the gift of music and musical theatre available to people of all ages. This new, not-for-profit corporation was founded by a group of talented singers and performers formerly of the Nevada Opera Chorus, headed by long-time Reno musician, conductor, and performer, Mr. Jon Fay. Sierra Music Society is an umbrella organization that will initially oversee and support three performing groups:
Children’s Storybook Opera Theatre
will produce short operas geared toward elementary and middle school children. The operas will feature themes about important contemporary issues for young people. All the productions will feature original music by young, up-and-coming composers and employ visual technologies including project scenery. Its first opera, “Mambo”, has the theme of bullying and its growing epidemic in our country.
P’Opera! is a show chorus with many veteran members of the Nevada Opera Chorus. Comprised of about 25 men and women, this multi-talented group does everything from choreographed and staged numbers to beautifully blocked ensemble concerts. Always in demand, this popular group performs to sold-out houses throughout the Reno area including restaurants, country clubs, and special events.
SierrAcappella is comprised of ten men and women who perform in the a cappella style, with close, beautiful harmonies. The group performs at fundraisers, private parties, and throughout the Reno area.