UVU Chamber Choir To Present ‘Genesis’ Performance
November 19, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Jim Rayburn (801) 863-8504
Utah Valley University’s Chamber Choir will present its fall semester performance and ring in the holidays with a concert Dec. 4.
The performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the UVU Science Building auditorium, room 134, will feature Aaron Copland’s epic and challenging “In the Beginning,” a narrative of the Genesis creation story. “In the Beginning” will also be accompanied by a video created by UVU motion picture students. The video gives a visual representation of the Creation, to pair with Copland’s brilliant aural narrative. Valeria Nelson, voice faculty of UVU’s Music Department, will be guest soloist.
The choir will also ring in the season with a few holiday pieces. The concert will include the world premiere of two Chinese folksongs, arranged by Reed Criddle, UVU director of choral activities.
Comprised of 32 students from all majors, the UVU Chamber Choir performs pieces from the renaissance to modern, with a focus on unaccompanied repertoire. The choir has established annual traditions of touring and commissioning new works.
“The students in this choir comprise the most select choral ensemble at UVU, singing pieces representing the most advanced repertoire in the choral canon,” Criddle said.
For tickets, visit the UVU School of the Arts box office in the Noorda Theatre, Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center or order by phone at 801-863-PLAY.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.