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Concert Information

Requiem: Renaissance Music of Life and Loss

Saturday, October 28, 8:00 PM     Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, October 29, 5:00 PM        231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City

Prof. Jane Hatter from the University of Utah will offer a pre-concert lecture before the October 29 concert at 4:15 PM. 

Admission: Pay as able (suggested $15 general / $12 senior / $10 student) 

Emily Nelson, soprano • Nate Pence, countertenor • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor
Logan Bradford, tenor • Brett Taylor, baritone • Kevin Smith, bass
Lisa Chaufty, recorder • Loren Carle, organ

Utopia Early Music and the newly formed Utopia Chamber Singers present Ockeghem’s Requiem, the earliest polyphonic setting of the mass for the dead, alongside works by his students and contemporaries. Voices weave a tapestry of shifting sounds in works that pay tribute to lost loved ones and seek solace through music. Secular pieces offer a lighter counterpoint to this meditative music.

This concert is made possible by a generous grant from the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

An English Country Christmas

Saturday, December 16, 8:00 PM      Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, December 17, 5:00 PM         231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City 

Admission: Pay as able (suggested $15 general / $12 senior / $10 student) 

Emily Nelson, soprano • Antona Yost mezzo-soprano • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor • Ricky Parkinson, baritone
Bronwen Beecher, fiddle • Lisa Chaufty, recorder • Al Cofrin, cittern • Eleanor Christman Cox, baroque cello

Utopia celebrates the holidays with music from the farms and country manors of England. Bronwen Beecher (fiddle), Al Cofrin (cittern), and Lisa Chaufty (flute and recorder) join a vocal quartet to celebrate the season with Tudor Christmas songs, festive dances, and favorite English carols performed as they might have been from the days of Henry VIII to the times of Charles Dickens.

The Siren & the Nightingale: Music of Medieval France

Saturday, February 3, 8:00 PM     Cathedral Church of St. Mark 
Sunday, February 4, 5:00 PM        231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City 

Admission: Pay as able (suggested $15 general / $12 senior / $10 student)

Emily Nelson, soprano • Nate Pence, countertenor• Christopher LeCluyse, tenor
Rotem Gilbert, recorder & bagpipe • Lisa Chaufty, recorder • Therese Honey, Gothic harp

“The Siren and the Nightingale” traces three centuries of musical innovation from the emotional outpouring of twelfth-century troubadours to the intricate complexities of the fourteenth-century Ars Subtilior. Be transported by the mysterious, sensual, and joyful music of medieval France performed by special guests Rotem Gilbert (recorder and bagpipe), Lisa Chaufty (recorder), and Therese Honey (Gothic harp) with Salt Lake singers Emily Nelson (soprano), Nate Pence (counter-tenor), and Christopher LeCluyse (tenor).

Liaisons Charmantes: French and English Baroque

Monday, April 9, 7:30 PM      Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College
                                                1200 E 1700 S, Salt Lake City

Admission: $15 general, students FREE with valid ID from any institution (no children under seven, please)

Emily Nelson, soprano • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor
Alex Woods, Baroque violin • Aubrey Woods, Baroque violin
David Walker, theorbo • Loren Carle, harpsichord • Eleanor Christman-Cox

After decades of musical stagnation, England welcomed an influx of French music in the late seventeenth century. Utopia Early Music weaves together the exquisite harmonies and passion of French and English music of the seventeenth century, including works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Henry Purcell, and their contemporaries.