The mission of the Wasatch Chorale is to perform high-quality, engaging music for the community. Originating in 1974, the choir was first known as the Civic Oratorio Society and in 1980 became the Utah Valley Choral Society. In 1999, the Board of Trustees approved a shorter name for the choir: the Wasatch Chorale.
The Wasatch Chorale has performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City three times, performing Mozart’s Requiem in 2001, Duruflé’s Requiem in 2007, and John Rutter’s Requiem in 2008. In May 2010, in celebration of the Wasatch Chorale’s 35th season, the choir toured England and Scotland.
The Chorale is always widening its repertoire, performing everything from great masterworks to jazz, contemporary pieces, world music, and more. The Wasatch Chorale regularly collaborates with other Utah County arts organizations, such as the Utah Valley Symphony, Utah Premiere Brass, Utah Lyric Opera, many ensembles at Utah Valley University, and professional musicians along the Wasatch Front.
Past Conductors of the Wasatch Chorale
Jacob Bos (1974-1980)
Lois Johnson (1980-1999)
Dr. J. Arden Hopkin (1999-2005)
Dyanne Riley (2005-2010)
Dr. Reed Criddle (2010-2016)
Jennifer Heder (2017-2019)
Alison Unsworth (2019-present)