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Concert Information

World Turned Upside Down: Early Music of the U.S. & Canada

Saturday, September 22, 8:00 PM     Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, September 23, 5:00 PM        231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City

Emily Nelson, soprano • Aerin Lund, mezzo-soprano • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor
  Ricky Parkinson, bass
Mary Danzig, fiddle • Lisa Chaufty, recorder and flute
Peter Danzig, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, and banjo • Al Cofrin, cittern

Experience the musical birth of nations with vocal and instrumental music from the English and French colonies in North America through the Revolutionary War to the early United States. Folk duo Otter Creek, Lisa Chaufty (recorder) and Al Cofrin (cittern) join a vocal quartet in a concert that includes William Billings, the Sacred Harp tradition, early Canadian music, and Scottish and Irish tunes that made their way across the Atlantic.

Noël! A French Baroque Christmas

Saturday, December 15, 8:00 PM      Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, December 16, 5:00 PM         231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City 

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

Emily Nelson, soprano • Megan Lee, mezzo-soprano • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor • John Bergquist, baritone
Jeffrey Smith, violin • Leslie Henrie, violin
  Miyo Aoki, recorder  Lisa Chaufty, recorder
Leslie Richards, viola • Eleanor Christman Cox, baroque cello  Loren Carle, harpsichord

Celebrate the season with an evening of tuneful melodies and French refinement! This concert features Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Messe de Minuit pour Noël. In this rarely performed but great work, Charpentier weaves the melodies of traditional French Christmas carols into a special setting for the Christmas mass. We will also perform the original carols that he set, making this concert both a celebration of high art and a fun and festive experience for all ages. 

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

Echoes of Old Gods: Music from the Fringes of Europe

Saturday, February 23, 8:00 PM     Cathedral Church of St. Mark 
Sunday, February 24, 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
Shulamit Kleinerman, vielle • Therese Honey, Gothic harp

Utopia explores new musical territory with this concert of Medieval works from northern and eastern Europe. Shulamit Kleinerman (vielle) and Therese Honey (Gothic harp) join a trio of voices to bring this hauntingly beautiful and rarely heard music to life.

On with the Dance! Utopia's Ten-Year Renaissance

Monday, April 8, 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 • Aubrey Adams-McMillan  Christopher LeCluyse, tenor  John Bergquist, bass
Shulamit Kleinerman, Renaissance violin • Rotem Gilbert, Renaissance reeds and winds • Lisa Chaufty, recorder
Adam Cockerham, lute • Peter Maund, percussion • Eleanor Christman-Cox, cello

Utopia pulls out all the stops for this celebration of our tenth season. In partnership with Westminster College, the Utah Classical Guitar Society, and the University of Utah, we bring together a world-class collection of performers for an evening of Renaissance music that is truly not to be missed. Renaissance dance troupe Dance Balletti takes the stage with Utopia to bring an extra layer of sparkle to the evening. Please join us as we look forward to the next ten years!