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    Canticles and Carols: Music of the Angels

    Presented by at Libby Gardner Hall - University of Utah

    December 3, 2011

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    Canticles and Carols: Music of the Angels

    Ring in the holiday season with the Salt Lake Choral Artists, as they present John Rutter's Magnificat, as well as captivating new carols and arrangements by rising composer Dan Forrest. Conducted by Dr. Brady Allred, this jubilant celebration will begin with a traditional "Festival of Lessons and Carols" illustrating the Christmas story.
    Rutter's Magnificat (My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord) is often considered one of his most noteworthy contributions to choral literature, and was originally inspired by another great masterpiece of the same name by Johann Sebastian Bach. The two works are very different in style but share similarities in structure. Rutter wanted his work to reflect the spirit and exuberance of the many festivals held throughout Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico where the feast days of the Virgin Mary are joyous celebrations filled with dancing, singing and processions. This outstanding composer's unique combination of memorable melodies, sonorous harmonies, energetic, syncopated rhythms, and brilliant fanfares are evident throughout this wondrous and uplifting work. The Magnificat will be performed with soprano soloist, Carol Ann Allred, and chamber orchestra.
    The concert will highlight several pieces from Never a Brighter Star, the Salt Lake Vocal Artists newly released CD of Christmas carols by Dan Forrest. Recorded this past summer, and accompanied by the composer himself, these enthralling and delightful songs are destined to become family favorites. The original melodies and arrangements of classic carols are lush, authentic, and full of the spirit of the season. Forrest was highly complementary when speaking of the summer collaboration: "Recording with SLVA was a wonderful experience--one of the best days of music-making I've ever enjoyed. And the final product is the kind of recording most composers only ever dream of having, of their work." Never a Brighter Star is available on the website, www.saltlakechoralartists.org, at Ken Sanders Rare Books, or from any SLCA choir member, and will also be available for purchase at each performance.

    Libby Gardner Hall - University of Utah

    1375 East Presidents Circle
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    Saturday 2:00pm and 7:30pm

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        Marilyn Bushman-Carlton was named the 1999 Utah Poet of the Year by the Utah Poetry Society. She has been a Utah Arts Council Artist-in-Residence, UAC Artist Grant recipient, and prize-winner in the UAC Original Writing Competition.
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