A summer fest of 14 widely-varied performances are set for August 2004 on Temple Square, nine at the Brigham Young Historic Park, four in the Assembly Hall, and one in the Tabernacle.

Events at the Brigham Young Historic Park are open to families, youth, and children of all ages, and those in the Assembly Hall are for adults, youth, and children eight years of age and older. All events begin at 7:30 p.m.

The performances are a free cultural gift to the community by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Saturday, August 7—The 55-voice Saltaires Show Chorus, a dynasty in the Rocky Mountain district of qualifying for international barbershop competitions, will sing in the Assembly Hall. Their program will feature a salute to entertainer Bob Hope, a medley of armed forces hymns, patriotic works, inspirational songs, as well as other barbershop standards.

Tuesday, August 10—A Youth Devotional featuring Thurl Bailey, songwriter, singer, and former NBA player, will be held in the Tabernacle. For tickets call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events

Saturday, August 14—Violinist April Moriarty and pianist Todd McCabe will present a program of inspirational works in the Assembly Hall. Moriarty has studied and performed throughout Europe, performing with some of the great violinists of our time.  McCabe is a song writer and arranger.  Together, they have completed two in a series of six CD’s of original, instrumental hymn arrangements.

Saturday, August 21—The violin and cello playing Ben and Meg Ferry Family of Corrine, Utah will present a “Families Making Music” program in the Assembly Hall. Outstanding pianist Joanna Oshida will accompany. Their program will include works from the classics, traditional folk, and inspirational pieces.  The Ferry Family has participated in numerous music festivals across the country and in Europe.

Saturday, August 28—OperaPlus winner, Swedish soprano Marie Rosenmir, will sing works of Bernstein, Grieg, Haydn, Stenhammar, and Thomas in the Assembly Hall.  She has studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Gothenburg College of Music where she sang with the Gothenburg Opera.

August 2004 “Concerts in the Park”

The popular Concerts in the Park continues throughout the month of August.  Held at Brigham Young Historic Park at the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue in Salt Lake City, the performances are free and do not require tickets.  Tuesday concerts are family-oriented and Friday concerts are more youth-oriented, however, all ages are welcome.

The August park concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.  Free parking is available at 59 E. North Temple Street.  Seating is limited, however attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.  In the event of rain, call 801-240-0213 for venue changes; changes will also be posted at the park.

Tuesday, August 3—Clog America, national grand-champion cloggers

Friday, August 6—Popular folk singer and guitarist, Peter Breinholt

Tuesday, August 10—Pan Jam, a steel drum family band

Friday, August 13—Contemporary artists, Jericho Road

Tuesday, August 17—The nationally-prominent Mountain Jubilee Chorus, a women’s barbershop chorus

Friday, August 20—Bluegrass music performers Lincoln Highway

Tuesday, August 24—Irish step-dancers, An Dragan Ceilteach

Friday, August 27—The David Edwards Band performing blues, folk, and rock music.

Tuesday, August 31—The New Zealand Maori Dance Group will present traditional Maori songs and war dances.