The selection of festivities available during the holiday season makes Christmas much more exciting. Before the personal moments with friends and family, it is always nice to be able to experience public outings to rejoice alongside others.
Christmas in Salt Lake
The holiday season in Salt Lake City provides a multitude of options for celebrating. Everything from light shows to musical festivals takes place this time of year. For those who love music, the Christmastide concert by Utah Chamber Artists can’t be missed.
Christmastide by the Utah Chamber Artists will present the holiday season from one century in the past. The performance will celebrate the works of composers Benjamin Britten and Witold Lutoslawski. Britten composed works for the choir and harp based off of poems from the 15th and 16th centuries.
The UCA choir will present carols by Polish composer Lutoslawski, whose work has been praised as some of the greatest creations for voice and orchestra in the 20th century. The group will also perform carols by Barlow Bradford, including recent pieces.
Utah Chamber Artists
The Utah Chamber Artists was established in 1991 by musical director Barlow Bradford. UCA is composed of forty singers and an equal number of musicians who work together to present classic and contemporary works for combined choir and orchestra. The choir has sung with the Utah Symphony and has been heard on the NPR program “First Art”.
In addition to recording, the choir and orchestra group tours throughout the year. Furthermore, the group offers a concert season in Salt Lake City. They perform a wide range of musical genres from 15th century works to jazz and pop tunes.
UCA has won several awards including the Best of State award for Best Vocal Ensemble in 2010, the Governor’s Mansion Arts Award in 2011 and Salt Lake City Weekly’s recognition as the “Best Choral Ensemble” among many others.
Christmastide takes place on Monday, December 09, 2013. The event will be held at Libby Gardner Hall at the University of Utah at 1375 East Presidents Circle. Admission is $15.00 per ticket, with each guest requiring his or her own to enter. Students with valid IDs pay $12.00 per ticket. Doors open at 7:30pm and children under 8 years of age are not permitted.
Libby Gardner Hall
University of Utah’s Libby Gardner Concert Hall is equipped with 680 guest seats in addition to accommodation for up to 200 performers. The concert hall is located on the second floor of the north end of Gardner Hall.
While many events such as light shows, parades and lawn displays will take place outside, a musical performance is a fun way to escape the harsh Utah winter. The live performances from Utah Chamber Artists offer a chance to witness one of the most acclaimed acts Utah has to offer. For more information, call 801-581-7100.