Utah Voices Begins Dynamic Third Season That Includes Performing at Lincoln Center in NYC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Only in the third season, Utah Voices has already received notable praise from both the press and concert patrons and now has the opportunity to sing Handel’s Messiah, at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City’s Lincoln Center. The choir will perform in New York during Thanksgiving weekend in November, joining other extraordinary choirs from around the country as part of Distinguished Concerts International New York. “The amazing thing about Utah Voices,” says Artistic Director Dr. Michael Huff, “is that they sing all over the musical map.” The professional sounding, but non-auditioned, choir is currently recruiting new members and hopes to increase the number of singers in the bass and tenor sections the most. Rehearsals are held Wednesday nights at South Davis Jr. High in Bountiful from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The choir meets weekly and is led by Dr. Michael Huff, visiting professor at Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts Department of Music, and Associate Conductor Kelly DeHaan.
Among other planned performances for the 2011-2012 season are “Hometown Praise,” November 11, featuring sacred choral works by Utah composers and songwriters; a Salt Lake City performance of Messiah, December 12; “Glorious Beethoven,” featuring Symphony No. 9, in March; and another installment of the “Broadway Bingo” in May. The choir’s range in repertoire and professional sound earned an invitation to perform at Centerville City’s 2011 4th of July patriotic program that included Governor Gary Herbert as keynote speaker, and for the last two summers, the choir has performed at the Pioneer Day Sunrise Service at the Tabernacle on Temple Square. For more information visit www.utahvoices.org.