One of Britain’s most highly regarded pianists and Salt Lake City’s nationally known International Children’s Choir highlight ten Temple Square performances scheduled for May 2004.

The schedule includes six free public concerts at the Assembly Hall and, new this month, one at the Bountiful Regional Center, as well as three concerts at the Conference Center Theater for which paid tickets are required. Unless otherwise noted, concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Children under eight are encouraged to visit other venues.

Saturday, May 1—The International Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kathy Sorensen, will sing in the Assembly Hall. Known for specializing in music of many styles and cultures and wearing authentic international costumes, the award-winning choir has traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe, been artists in residence in Martin-in-the-Fields and Canterbury Cathedral in England, and been on PBS and numerous TV programs.

Friday, May 7—Ogden’s New American Symphony, under the direction of Robert Baldwin, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Bountiful Regional Center (835 N. 400 E., North Salt Lake) Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture, Strauss Jr.’s Blue Danube Waltz, Strauss’s Sr.’s Radetzky March, Mahler’s 2nd movement from Symphony No. 1, selections from Rodger’s Sound of Music, and Lehar’s Overture to the Merry Widow. Baldwin is director of orchestral activities at the University of Utah.

Friday and Saturday May 7-8—Orem Institute of Religion Latter-Day Celebration Choir, directed by Doug Brenchley, will sing at the Conference Center Theater. Tickets, $5 each, are required. Call 801-240-0080.

Saturday, May 8—Utah Valley Chamber Players, the instrumental component of Utah Valley Children’s Choir, will present a program in the Assembly Hall of works by Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky. Eric Hanson, director of the Symphony Orchestra at Brigham Young University, is the conductor.

Tuesday, May 11—BYU-Idaho Chamber Players will perform at the Conference Center Theater. Tickets, $6 each, are required. Call 801-240-0080.

Friday, May 14—Martin Jones, one of England’s heralded pianists since 1968, will perform in the Assembly Hall Humoreske, Op. 20, by Schumann; four pieces from Marschenbilder, by Korngold; three etudes based on songs by George Gershwin by Wild; Cants Magics, by Mompou; and Carnival de Vienne, by Rosenthal. Jones has been a prolific recording artist, a soloist with many orchestras and recitalist throughout Great Britain.

Saturday, May 15—The Eleanor Kennard Chorale of Salt Lake Valley, under the direction of Eleanor Kennard, will present its Spring Concert of religious, folk, and choral standards in the Assembly Hall.

Friday, May 21—The Orchestra and Chorus of Sandy City, directed by Joel Rosenberg with Cameron Rose as Chorus Master, will perform Rossini’s William Tell, Swiss Patriot. Major singing roles will be sung by Ken Shelley, Jeremiah Butterfield, Chad Hillugus, Jill Dewsnup, Stina Eberhardt, and Camille Boyle.

Saturday, May 22—The Schubert Singers, a women’s chorus under the direction of Harold Stokes, will sing a program of Broadway, movie show tunes, and choral standards. Also performing three piano works will be Jane Calder and Naomi Bonney. The Salt Lake area chorus celebrates its 70th anniversary this year