SEASON AT A GLANCE
Gloria! A Baroque Christmas
|Gospel Music concert
mid spring 2023
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We look forward to seeing you at rehearsal!
P.S. Please take a moment to read an exerpt of a message to Utah Voices members from our Artistic Director, Kelly DeHaan, where he describes in detail what Season 13 is going to look and feel like. It is going to be an exciting, inspiring, and fun season!
Beloved Utah Voices,
I want to invite you to continue singing with us for our next season. We are going to start things off with an elegant bang. The Salt Lake Symphony has invited us to perform an evening of glorious baroque music to celebrate Christmas. We will be performing Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” and Vivaldi’s “Gloria”. Both works are masterpieces and worthy of our finest efforts. Some of you may be a bit worried about preparing those difficult baroque pieces. Worry not. We have many singers in the choir who LOVE this stuff and will be helping us pull it all together. I promise that the music will fill your hearts and souls. We will also be doing a Christmas “Choirside” for our families and friends. This will be a cozy affair at a local church. We will bring back many of our favorite holiday tunes for the people we love, because it just isn’t Christmas without Christmas music.
BROADWAY BINGO will be the next big preparation for us. It has been a long time, but it’s back! We will be performing with a “pit orchestra” and it will be bigger and better than ever. The musical theatre productions class at my high school, the Spotlight Players, will be joining us for this show in March. They will be doing a few fully staged musical numbers and will be joining us on a few of ours. The added audience they will bring will help us to actually turn a profit on this massive show. But don’t worry! We will still be featuring many of our own singers as soloists and in groups. There will be fabulous prizes and so much laughter and music. I can’t wait!
Next May we will be putting together a soul-stirring concert of gospel music. We are hoping for guest artists and we want to invite a local gospel choir to join us for the event. Details are still being determined for this concert, but I guarantee it will be a night to remember. And, of course, in July we will round out the season with our traditional patriotic concert in the park.
Our hopes are that we will continue to grow in size and talent this year. We had a miraculous influx of male singers last season. It made all the difference to have that solid foundation for our choral sound. In order to match the volume of the Salt Lake Symphony we need to have at least 150 voices in the choir loft. If you know of a former member please reach out to them and invite them back. If you know of new talented and experienced singers looking for a place to be edified and entertained as they prepare music, please invite them to join us. I promise that the rehearsals will be up-beat, fast-paced, and fun. Our music this season will be challenging and rewarding. Our amazing Board is working so hard behind the scenes to make sure you are receiving information and help. We are all working to create dynamic and interesting concerts that will edify and entertain our cherished audiences. Together we can make this a year to remember! Please join us.
Utah Voices Artistic Director