Mark your calendars!
The Salt Lake Children’s Choir, under the direction of Ralph B. Woodward, will celebrate its 35th Anniversary Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 PM in the First Presbyterian Church (South Temple and ‘C’Street). The program will include J. S. Bach’s much-loved “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” the sublime “Laudate Dominum” of Mozart,” Franz Schubert’s immortal “To Music,” Benjamin Britten’s setting of the wistful Scottish “Ca’ the Yowes,” “Echoes of Armenia” by Karine Rafael, and traditional spirituals, “Deep River” and “Let Me Fly.” Also heard will be musical treasures from Russia, Switzerland, Namibia and Venezuela–along with Woodward’s own “Peasant Dance” and “Desert Eyes.”
Guest artists are Armenian piano virtuosa, Karine Rafael and jazz greats, Craig and Matt Larson–who will join the choir on the Duke Ellington standard, “I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So.” The evening will conclude with combined choirs singing “Look to the Rainbow” (from the Broadway musical, Finnegan’s Rainbow), “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and the choir’s traditional “A Day in Spring” joined by choir alumni.
Tickets: $10 ($6 students/children).
Advance tickets available from choir members, at Day Murray Music or online here. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the nights of the concert.
Please note that admission limited to those over age 6. Those desiring further information are invited to call 801-537-1412. Please share this post to help us reach a wider audience.
* Also noted that the choir is currently scheduling auditions and a sign-up sheet for an audition appointment will be on hand at the concerts.