The Salt Lake Children’s Choir will perform their Spring Concert “At Springtime” at St. Ambrose Church, 1975 S 2300 E, on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30pm. The program will include masterpieces by Handel, Mendelssohn and Bizet, a lively English madrigal, and folk songs from the British Isles, France, and Central and South America. Also heard will be a beautiful Ukrainian song given to the choir by a dear Ukrainian friend many years ago—along with the Neapolitan favorite, “O sole mio” and the ever-charming “Vienna, City of My Dreams.” Near concert end, the choir will present the sentimental “Springtime in the Rockies”—followed by “America the Beautiful” (joined by the audience). Albert Malotte’s stirring setting of “The Lord’s Prayer” and the choir’s traditional “A Day in Spring” will conclude the evening.
The choir is pleased to renew its decades-long tradition of Christmas performances in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, on Friday and Sunday, December 3 & 5th @ 8pm. The program will include music of early masters, familiar and lesser-known carols from around the world—as well as more recent carols written especially for the choir. It will conclude with audience and choir joining in several carol favorites—accompanied by the cathedral organ.
Note: Selections from past Cathedral performances will be broadcast on KBYU-FM (Classical 89) Dec. 6–10 (Mon–Fri) at 9:00 AM and 4:06 PM (following BBC News).
SATURDAY, JUNE 5th @ 7PM
MIDVALE CITY PARK AMPITHEATRE
455 W. 6th Ave., Midvale
The choir’s first in-person performance of the season, “The World in Bloom,” to be held at 7 PM on June 5 at the Midvale City Park Amphitheater, will include songs in praise of music by Handel and Schubert, followed by works of Grieg and Rachmaninoff-as well as songs from Wales and Japan-all portraying aspects of spring renewal. The program will then visit Slovakia, the River Volga, Brazil, Chile and the Caribbean before returning home for two American folk songs and the Native American “Zuni Sunrise.” The audience will be invited to join the choir in “America the Beautiful,” and the concert will end with the Broadway song, “Look to the Rainbow,” followed by the choir’s own “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and “A Day in Spring.” All are welcome and there will be no admission charge. Seating will be on the lawn (so blankets or folding chairs are recommended). This special outdoor concert in such a beautiful setting promises to be a most refreshing and heartwarming event for all able to attend.
View the program online here.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20th @ 7PM
SATURDAY, MAY 16th @ 7PM
It’s not too late! You can still join The Salt Lake Children’s Choir in our first ever Virtual Concert. The choir’s outstanding performance from last spring is now available for rental or purchase on demand. Viewers will hear a program ranging from works of Haydn, Brahms and other immortals in a beautiful HD video with premium sound, highlighting the best of our Spring 2019 concert in St. Ambrose Church.
Thank you for your support!
For the first time in its 40-year history, The Salt Lake Children’s Choir, Ralph B. Woodward, founder-director, provided an online virtual concert. In place of the live concert planned for this May, the choir posted last year’s outstanding performance (held in Salt Lake City’s beautiful St. Ambrose Church) on YouTube–Saturday, May 16 at 7 PM. Both ensembles of the choir (members ages 8 -15) will be heard in a program ranging from works of Haydn, Brahms and other immortal masters, to captivating melodies and rhythms from Wales, Slovakia, Macedonia and Brazil. Also heard was two much-loved Spirituals and the popular American standard, “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” featuring celebrated jazz pianist, Steve Keen (who also provides colorful accordion and guitar accompaniment on the program). The concert concluded with the director’s “Psalm 23” and the choir’s signature song, “A Day in Spring,” joined by former choir members. The Choir is definitely still singing and warmly welcomes all to experience this special presentation.
Rent or buy the virtual conference here.