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Wasatch Chorale

Wasatch Chorale

The origin of the Wasatch Chorale dates back to 1974, when Jacob Bos, founded the Civic Oratorio Society – a choir to provide singers in the community with an opportunity to develop their talents. In 1980, when Lois Johnson became the director, the organization?s name was changed to the Utah Valley Choral Society to allow for a wider variety of musical styles. During 1980-1998 the Choral Society became incorporated, received non-profit status, and established a yearly concert series, featuring a varied repertoire ranging from Baroque to Broadway, as well as introducing music by local composers and arrangers. Over the years members of the Choral Society have ranged in age from high school to senior citizens from all walks of life. After J. Arden Hopkin became the choir?s artist director in 1999, the Choral Society board of trustees approved a new name for the choir. In the year 2000 it became the Wasatch Chorale. A year later a chamber ensemble known as the Wasatch Chamber Singers was formed, made up of singers selected from the larger choir. At last the baton was passed to a new artistic director, Dyanne Riley, who now conducts the choir.

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