The Choir’s traditional Cathedral Christmas Concerts will be presented at 8:00 PM Friday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 6 in the Cathedral of the Madeleine (331 E. South Temple).
The program will include music of Palestrina, Bach and Handel, as well as “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella”,”Il est né le divin Enfant” and other carols, both old and new, from around the world. Also heard will be “Blagosovi dushe moya Ghospoda” by Russian master Pavel Chsnokov, “All My Heart This Night Rejoices” by noted American composer, and “O Bethlehem” by the choir’s director. The evening will conclude with the choir singing the sublime “Sleep of the Child Jesus, Henri Büsser followed by audience and combined choirs joining in several carol favorites.
Harpist Lysa Rytting and organist Ken Udy will provide accompaniment.
The public is invited at no charge, but admission is limited to those over 6 years of age.
The Salt Lake Children’s Choir is excited to participate in ‘Rising from Genocide’, a concert of Armenian music and performers.
A special commemorative concert, “Hope and Remembrance,” will be presented Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. in Libby Gardner Hall. Featured will be Grammy Award-winning violinists, Igor and Vesna Gruppmann, noted Armenian soprano, Elada Chakoyan, Judd Sheranian of the Utah Symphony, noted pianists, Armine Ghazaryan and Karine Rafael, and the Salt Lake Children’s Choir.
The program will feature music by some of Armenia’s greatest composers, possibly unfamiliar to many in the West, such as Komitas, A.Tigranian and A. Babajanian–and will range from the sacred, 10th Century “Havun-Havun” to Aram Khachaturian’s famous “Sabre Dance.” Also heard will be J. S. Bach’s immortal Concerto for Two Violins in D Major, Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Minor, Woodward’s “Alleluia” (sung by the Salt Lake Children’s Choir) and “Echoes of Armenia” by Karine Rafael.
This is a rare opportunity to hear both familiar masterworks performed by world renowned artists and beautiful, but rarely-heard, treasures from one of the great cultures of the world.
All seats are $10 and tickets will be available at the door.
The Pacific BoyChoir. Photo from www.pacificboychoir.org
The Salt Lake Children’s Choir is delighted to welcome the outstanding Pacific Boychoir to Salt Lake City and will be participating with them in a special concert Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the beautiful St. Amborse Church (2315 Redondo Ave.) This concert is being presented at no charge and will begin at 7:30 PM. The program will offer a wide variety of music–ranging from Bach, to Gershwin, to John Denver. Said the LA Times–
“Pacific Boychoir’s musical sophistication and quality of sound were astonishing.”
To help you get in the mood for our concerts tomorrow and Saturday (May 1 & 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ), here is a clip of the Choir performing Ralph B. Woodward’s setting of Laudate Dominum two years ago in the same venue – the lovely First Presbyterian Church on South Temple in Salt Lake City. This year you can hear Mozart’s setting of Laudate Dominum as well as many other immortal musical treasures. For additional information about what’s on the program and ticket information please see this post. The Choir looks forward to singing for you!
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.
Sunset during the Spring Concert 2013.
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.
For the last few years, our Choir has had the honor of being included in the Christmas Around the World episodes of the syndicated radio program “Performance Today”. Today, PT’s playlist includes the recording of “Silent Night” from our 2013 concert. If you were there, tune in to hear yourself, in the audience, sing with our choir. Today’s playlist can be streamed over the internet anytime from now until at least the end of the year here. Locally in the Salt Lake City area, the program airs on Classical 89 (89.1 FM) from 6-8 p.m. As our piece is the last thing on the playlist, it will be on about 7:50.
Merry Christmas to all from the Salt Lake Children’s Choir!