UVU Women’s And Concert Choirs To Join For Holiday Concert
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 Women’s and Concert Choirs will wrap up the fall semester by combining for a “Songs of the Season” performance on Dec. 5.
The show, which will feature seasonal music and traditional choral repertoire from both ensembles, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Ragan Theater in the Sorensen Student Center.
“The concert will showcase sacred and secular choral music. A wide variety of seasonal and traditional repertoire is planned, using featured instrumentalists as well as unaccompanied pieces,” said Cherilyn Worthen, director of the ensembles.
The Concert Choir will sing settings of two famous Shakespeare texts, a hymn anthem, an African American spiritual and a classic English carol. The Women’s Choir will feature an exciting set of contemporary Latin texts, a Finnish folksong, and a set of carols from various countries including England, Ireland and Austria.
“Select soloists and small ensembles from the Women’s Choir will also perform on the program,” Worthen said.
The UVU Women’s Choir, selected by audition, performs a wide variety of music specifically for treble voices. Performances each semester feature a cappella and accompanied music that spans all style periods and genres. Choir members come from a wide range of majors and levels of experience.
The Concert Choir is a non-auditioned mixed choir that performs madrigals, folk song arrangements, spirituals, choral standards, and contemporary choral compositions and arrangements.
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.