Salt Lake Children’s Choir Christmas Concert
Friday, Dec. 1 & Sunday, Dec. 3 – 8:00 PM
The Cathedral of the Madeleine: 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
The Salt Lake Children’s Choir continues its long tradition of Christmas concerts in the Cathedral of the Madeleine Friday and Sunday, December 1 and 3.
Free Admission: Open to those age 6 and older at no charge (suggested donation $10.00).
Beginning at 8 PM, the program will feature music of early masters and familiar and lesser-known carols from many lands—along with seasonal pieces written especially for the choir. Harp and organ will provide accompaniment, and the audience and combined choirs will join in several carol favorites to conclude the evening.
The concert will begin with the powerful “All Creation, Sing” by Magdalen Fautch—sung from the rear loft, accompanied by the Cathedral organ.
Following a processional to the front, the choir will present two evocative 20th Century works referencing the Annunciation—followed by “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.” “What Child Is This?,” “While By My Sheep,” and “Il est né le divin Enfant,” and other familiar carols will then be heard—followed by “Come Unto Him” from Handel’s Messiah—which will conclude the first section of the program.
Among other pieces featured on the concert will be the tender American spiritual, “The Newborn King”—along with “While by My Sheep,” “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella,” “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,” and the Andean-flavored “Gloria al Rey” by the director.
Following Miklós Rózsa’s stirring Theme from “King of Kings,” and the sublime “Le Sommeil de l’Enfant Jésus” by French master, Henri Büsser, combined choirs and the audience will join in several carol favorites to conclude the evening.
Accompaniment for the concert will be by harpist, Lyssa Rytting, and organist, Ken Udy.
Salt Lake Symphony Family Christmas Concert
- Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 PM
- Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 President’s Circle
- The Salt Lake Children’s Choir (Tuesday Ensemble) will be guest performers on this hour-long concert titled, “Visions of Sugarplums.”
- Tickets $5.00-$10.00
Salt Lake Children’s Choir Family-Community Christmas Concert
- Sunday, December 17 – 7:00 PM
- Salt Lake Central Stake Center, 951 E 100 S. Salt Lake City
- Both choir ensembles appear in a slightly abbreviated version of the program presented in the Cathedral of the Madeleine earlier in the month (will also include audience participation). No charge or age restriction, Convenient parking. This will be the choir’s final performance of 2023.
- National Anthem:
- Saturday, November 4 – 1:30–1:45 PM.
- Salt Lake Marriott – 220 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
- Cathedral of the Madeleine:
- Friday, December 1 – 8:00 PM. Audience doors open at 7:00. Ages 6 and up can attend.
- Sunday, December 3 – 8:00 PM. Audience doors open at 7:15. Ages 6 and up can attend.
- 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
- St. Joseph Villa:
- Tuesday, December 5 – 4:15–4:45 PM.
- 451 Bishop Federal Ln, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.
- Elizabeth Academy Primary School:
- Wednesday, December 6 – 2:45–3:15 PM. Performance in Kiva.
- 2870 Connor St, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
- Abbington Senior Living:
- Wednesday, December 13 – 4:30–5:00 PM.
- 5377 State St, Murray, UT 84107.
- Libby Gardner Concert Hall:
- Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 PM. Performance with Salt Lake Symphony.
- 1375 Presidents’ Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
- Get Tickets ($5–$10)
- Family Concert:
- Sunday, December 17 – 7:00 PM.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 951 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. All ages welcome.
Monday, December 4 through Saturday, December 9 – 9 AM & 4 PM.
Revel in the magic of the season as the Salt Lake Children’s Choir brings you enchanting melodies from our previous Cathedral Concerts! From December 4th to 9th, immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with radio broadcasts featuring selections from our past heartwarming performances. Tune in each day at 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on Classical 89 (KBYU-FM 89.1 Live Stream). It’s an opportunity to experience the timeless joy of choral music, bringing the festive ambiance of our concerts to your homes.