A stimulating month of ten impressive concerts are scheduled for the April 2003 Temple Square Concert Series, seven in the Assembly Hall, three in the Tabernacle. Reflecting standard concert protocol, children under eight are encouraged to visit other venues.
Wednesday, April 9—The Young Artist Chamber Players will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major FIV No. 4; Vaughan-Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Shostakovich-Lucas Drew’s Quartet No. 8 for String Orchestra Op. 110; and Vranicky’s Concerto in C Major for 2 violas. The 52 local young musicians comprising the YACP are directed by Jack Ashton.
Friday, April 11—The National Festival of Spirituals, consisting primarily of 22 high school and collegiate choirs, will sing “A Choral Tribute to Moses Hogan” in the Tabernacle, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Conducting the large ensemble will be Dr. Will Kesling, internationally prominent choral ensemble conductor, and Dr. Craig Jessop, conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Participating choirs come from Alabama, Ohio, Minnesota, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California.
Saturday April 12—Cellist Elizabeth Willey will perform works by Van Goens, Schumann, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Hindemith, Elgar, and Summer. Willey was featured in the Utah Symphony’s Salute to Youth concert, and has soloed fourteen different times with local symphonies. Already as a youth she has performed widely, including in the Hollywood Bowl, Chicago, and the Lincoln Center in New York City. Craig Jorgensen will be the accompanist.
Wednesday, April 16—The Salt Lake University Institute Evening Choir will sing a program of varied religious, folk, and Broadway pieces. The choir is directed by Richard Decker and accompanist is Kerrin Gates.
Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19—The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present Brahms’ “German Requiem” as their 2003 Easter Concert. Both performances will be in the Tabernacle.
Saturday, April 19—Audition winners of the Northern Utah Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing will perform an evening concert of their winning entries.
Friday, April 25—The LDS Business College Concert Choir, in company with members of the Salt Lake University Institute Evening Choir, will sing a program of religious and folk favorites. The choir will be directed by Christine Clark, accompanied by Shauna Coleman, with John McGroarty, as soloist.
Saturday, April 26—The Ogden Community Choir will perform Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Saint Paul.” The choir is directed by Evelyn Harris, director for many years of the Weber State University Singers.
Tuesday, April 29—The University of Utah A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Edgar J. Thompson, will perform a varied concert of religious, folk, and contemporary pieces. Elisabeth Nielson will be accompanist, Christopher Huntzinger, organist.