The two most important words for Utah Voices in Season 5 are: Carnegie Hall. The chorus has been invited by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) to perform at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of our very own Dr. Michael Huff. Utah Voices will give the New York premier of Kurt Bestor’s “Timpanogos: Prayer for Mountain Grace,” a 30-minute tone poem for large chorus and orchestra on June 22, 2014.
Season 5 will also build on the foundation and reputation established in the four previous seasons (“no boring concerts!”). Returning in January, Broadway Bingo has become the choir’s signature event, complete with bingo cards, prizes, classic and new show tunes, and the greatest hosts this side of the 42nd Street—the incredibly talented and funny Kelly DeHaan and Jennifer Hohl.
The 2013-2014 season will also be one of continuing partnerships and new collaborations. Utah Voices will once again join with Utah’s premier community orchestra, the Salt Lake Symphony, to perform Ernst Bloch’s masterpiece, “Sacred Service.” The performance will be guest-conducted by one of the preeminent choral conductors in the world today, Dr. Anton Armstrong, conductor of the world-renowned St. Olaf College Choir.
The concert season will begin with an established favorite: singer/songwriter Cori Connors will join the choir for a holiday concert filled with music to take the audience from Thanksgiving to Christmas, with songs about home, harvest, family, and Jesus Christ, including John Rutter’s triumphal “Gloria.”
Utah Voices is more than a month into rehearsals, working hard to make this our best season yet. We hope you will join us!
Utah Voices 2013-2014 Season
November 30, 2013 – Home for the Holidays, with special guest Cori Conners
January 23, 2014 – Broadway Bingo 4, with Kelly DeHaan and Jenny Hohl
April 26, 2014 – Sacred Sounds, with Salt Lake Symphony and guest conductor Dr. Anton Armstrong
June 22, 2014 – Timpanogos: Prayer for Mountain Grace, at Carnegie Hall
All concerts at Libby Gardner Concert Hall except June 22.