Members of the Salt Lake Children’s Choir during dress rehearsal at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City. Photo by Bre Lasley
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The Choir’s traditional Christmas Concerts are almost here!
This year we have two locations:
December 1 and 3 at 8pm in the magnificent Cathedral of the Madeleine. Admission is free, but limited to those over 6 years of age.
December 17 at 7pm in the LDS Chapel at 8350 South Jackson Street, Midvale. Admission is free and open to those of all ages.
The concert will include works Orlando di Lasso, Antonio Vivaldi, and other early masters–as well as much-loved carols from around the world, including “Lo, How a Rose, E’er Blooming,” “Angels o’er the Fields,” “Still,Still,Still,” and “Il est né le divin Enfant.” Also heard will be “Panis Angelicus” by César Franck and two selections from Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” as well as “Gloria al Rey” and “Little Star” by the director. The evening will conclude with combined choirs, choir alumni and audience joining in several carol favorites–accompanied by Ken Udy, organist. Harp accompaniment for the evening will be by Lysa Rytting.
In the middle of the month, the Choir has the exciting opportunity to be guests of the Salt Lake Choral Artists at their Christmas Concerts.
The choir is thrilled to be performing their annual Christmas Cathedral Concert this December 1st and 3rd at the beautiful Cathedral Of The Madeleine. Selections will include many beloved traditions such as “Lo How A Rose Ere Blooming” and “Berceuse” as well as Christmas music from around the world and classical composers.
Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City. Photo by Bre Lasley
When:Friday, Dec 1, 2017 and Sunday, Dec 3 2017 Time:8pm (this is a highly attended concert so we suggest early arrival) Where: Cathedral Of The Madeleine, 331 E South Temple, SLC Details: Ages 6-106 are welcome (these concerts are recorded for radio so please respect this age range)
We hope you will join us in embarking on a lovely holiday season through angelic holiday music in ethereal surroundings.
P.S. Benefactors of the choir enjoy VIP seating at this event. If you are interested in supporting the choir, please contact us.
*Update – Thank you, Thank you from the Choir for the exciting support we received during Love Utah Give Utah. The Choir received not only monetary donations, but kind notes of appreciation for our music and of for the experiences of children in the choir over the years. It was heartwarming to read.
If you did not contribute that day and would still like to, the Choir’s fundraising account at Razoo is active year round. You contribution is welcome whenever it is convenient for you. Please also be sure to attend our Spring Concert! Details can be found here.
Thank you, again!
Tomorrow, March 30, 2017, many will come together for a special 24-hour online Giving Day called Love UT Give UT and we need YOUR HELP!
We want to raise $2,500 to help keep our Annual Christmas Concerts free for all who attend.
An added bonus: Mark Miller Subaru, a sponsor of Love Utah Give Utah, has provided the opportunity for one lucky donor (to any of the participating non-profits) to win a 2017 Impreza. By donating to our choir, you will be automatically entered to win. Click here for the contest rules. Find out more about the ‘give where you live’ initiative by visiting Love Utah GIve Utah
The choir’s 2017 spring concerts will be May 12 and 13 at 7:30 PM in Salt Lake City’s beautiful First Presbyterian Church (South Temple and ‘C’ Street). The program will feature some of the world’s greatest classical songs–including the transcendent “God Is My Shepherd ” and “Nacht und Träume” by Franz Schubert, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s dramatic “Spring Waters,” and the evocative “Ku-loc” (Cow-keeper call) by Norwegian master, Edvard Grieg. The choir will also conduct its traditional survey of outstanding world music with visits to Scotland, Ireland, France, Slovakia, Norway, Japan, Mexico, and Brazil–including a revival of the choir’s own exciting setting of the Irish reel, “Follow Me Down to Carlow” and Stephen Hatfield’s international hit arrangement of the Mexican huapango, “Las Amariillas.” Returning to American shores, the choir will sing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and will conclude the concert with its own calypso number, “Down by the Seashore,” followed by “Little Lamb” and “A Day in Spring.”–both by the director.
General Admission: $10.00 ($6.00 students) and admission limited to those age 6 and older. Tickets at Day Murray Music or at the door. Additional information at 801-537-1412
The Salt Lake Children’s Choir is preparing to begin our 37th season. Many exciting performance opportunities lie ahead this year – including the traditional Christmas Cathedral Concerts, December 2 & 4, 2016 in the beautiful Cathedral of the Madeleine.
Auditions are currently being scheduled for all interested singers, ages 8-15. No prior singing experience is required and no advance preparation is needed for the audition. Schedule your audition appointment by calling 801-537-1412. We look forward to hearing from you!