UVU Fall Choral Sing Opens Concert Season
October 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351
Three choral ensembles, representing the best of student choral singers at Utah Valley University, will combine for a Fall Choral Sing at 8 p.m. on Oct. 19 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orem to open the concert season.
“The concert is a wonderful mix of elegant, energetic and interesting choral music performed in a beautiful community venue,” said Cherilyn Worthen, UVU choirs lecturer. “The acoustics are well-suited to beautiful singing and all three ensembles will provide a variety of sounds, textures, styles and genres. We look forward to singing for everyone in this unique space.”
The UVU Chamber Choir, UVU Masterworks Chorale and UVU Women’s Choir will perform a wide variety of choral music. Both contemporary and historical composers are represented on a variety of sacred and secular pieces. Much of the program is a cappella or without accompaniment and others will feature the UVU Honors String Quartet as well as other instrumentalists.
There will also be multicultural pieces on the program. Reed Criddle, UVU choirs assistant professor, will conduct a few selections he obtained on a recent conducting trip to Cuba. Worthen will direct the women’s choir in pieces from Finland, Sweden, Brazil and Canada.
Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for the general public. They are available at the School of the Arts Box Office, 801-863-PLAY or at the door. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is located at 65 E. 500 North in Orem.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utahís largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.