SALT LAKE SYMPHONY AND UTAH VOICES JOIN FOR EMOTIONALLY CHARGED ‘AVODATH HAKODESH’

By Edward Reichel | ReichelRecommends.com

SALT LAKE SYMPHONY and UTAH VOICES, Libby Gardner Concert Hall, April 26

As a young man the Swiss composer Ernest Bloch wasn’t particularly religious. It wasn’t until much later in life that he embraced his Jewish roots. And finally in his 50s, Bloch’s testament to his faith found voice in Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service), a profoundly powerful and personal statement that ranks among the major orchestral/choral works of the 20th century.