Sunday, February 7, 2010

Young Choral Artists

At our upcoming Beatlemania concert (see previous blog post), the Salt Lake Choral Artists are proud to present our newest group, the Young Choral Artists!

During the last two months, over 80 talented children ages 7-13 auditioned for the children’s choir. Over 60 children were selected to sing and are expected to bring the house down. Jessica Lee, a former graduate student of Dr. Allred's, organized and directs the choir. This concert marks the kick-off event for the Young Choral Artists, whose first official season begins Fall 2010.

The organization will provide children with the unique opportunity to collaborate with the Salt Lake Choral Artists, as well as organize their own performances and collaborations in the community.

“The first thing we drilled at rehearsal,” Jessica Lee said, “was looking at pictures of the legendary four and reciting their names, 'Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Star.' Many of the children had no idea who the Beatles were when they came to the audition!”

Jessica Lee hopes all the singers will come away from the experience with a new-found excitement for performance. “Several parents have mentioned that they are delighted to have an opportunity for their children that reinforces the thrill of musical achievement in a social atmosphere,” she said. “The study of music is often an independent, and sometimes lonely, endeavor. Children practice their instruments alone, go to lessons alone, and perform onstage alone. There isn’t a coach yelling their name as they practice their scales, or a devoted mother bringing treats to every practice. Choir is one way to offer young people an experience that engages them socially and motivates them musically. Choral singing teaches beginning vocal technique and musicianship skills that can supplement and enhance private instruction.”

Get your tickets to Beatlemania here!

Visit this page for more information about about joining the Young Choral Artists for the 2009-2010 season!


The Salt Lake Choral Artists' next concert will be like nothing you've ever heard from us before: Beatlemania!

John, Paul, George, and Ringo: those four iconic names that changed the face of pop music forever. Experience the British Invasion all over again as the Salt Lake Choral Artists sing the classic music of Lennon and McCartney as well as music by artists that both influenced and were influenced by the Beatles. With Get Back, a live Beatles cover band, and the award-winning vocal ensemble T minus 5, this is sure to be a night to remember!

You'll hear many of your favorites, including "Hey Jude," "All You Need is Love," "Here Comes the Sun," "Blackbird," and more.

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, there are two performances!

Option 1:
February 20, 2010
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
7:30 PM
Tickets for this performance are sold out at the box office. There may be a small handful left. Call and ask, but don't count on getting in at the door!

Option 2:
For the first time ever, SLCA is offering a matinee performance!
February 20, 2010
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
2:00 PM
Tickets for this performance are still available! They are $15 and can only be purchased through our website.

Don't miss it! It will be an extravaganza like none other! See you there!