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Concert Information

The Seven Deadly Sins

Saturday, October 29, 8:00 PM          Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, October 30, 5:00 PM             231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City

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

Emily Nelson, soprano  Christopher LeCluyse, tenor
Lisa Chaufty, recorder • Loren Carle, harpsichord • Eleanor Christman Cox, baroque cello

    Can we interest you in a smidgen of sloth or a little drizzle of lust? We don't blame you. In fact, we offer an entire concert in lighthearted tribute to the seven famous foibles of humanity. Mining material from the Renaissance and Baroque, we've selected works that describe the temptations and frustrations that have plagued us from the beginning. Celebrate Halloween with works by Purcell, Dowland, and that old master of wrath and pride, George Frideric Handel. We won't tell anyone that your purse is full of candy....

A Celtic Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 8:00 PM         Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, December 18, 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 • Michael Chipman, baritone
Bronwen Beecher, fiddle  Lisa Chaufty, recorder • Therese Honey, Celtic harp • Eleanor Christman Cox, baroque cello

    Utopia celebrates the holidays by bringing back our Celtic favorites! The program features songs and instrumentals in a solstice mode from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Fiddler Bronwen Beecher, Celtic harpist Therese Honey, flutist Lisa Chaufty, and cellist Eleanor Christman Cox join a vocal quartet to span the full range of the season, from festive reels to winter lullabies. Hear medieval Irish chant, songs from Renaissance Scotland, Irish and Welsh carols, and rollicking jigs and reels.

Secret Music: Rediscovering the Baroque Virtuosa

        Saturday, February 25, 8:00 PM         Cathedral Church of St. Mark
        Sunday, February 26, 5:00 PM            231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City

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

Something revolutionary happened in seventeenth-century Ferrara, Italy. The ladies in waiting of Duchess Margherita Gonzaga, selected for musical talent rather than high birth, sang with electrifying virtuosity. Soon this "secret music" gained fame as the Singing Ladies of Ferrara broke barriers of what it meant to be a female performer. Featuring rarely-performed works written for these virtuosas, our concert celebrates women composers and performers of Baroque Italy, including works by Barbara Strozzi, Bianca Maria Meda, and Isabella Leonarda. This concert is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

Emily Nelson, soprano • Melissa Heath, soprano • Gretchen Windt, mezzo-soprano • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor • Markel Reed, baritone
Hasse Borup, violin • Leslie Henrie, violin • David Walker, theorbo • Loren Carle, harpsichord • Eleanor Christman Cox, Baroque cello

Wild and Sweet: The Many Faces of the Renaissance

Monday, May 15, 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)

Utopia Early Music and the Westminster voice faculty team up with visiting artists Shulamit Kleinerman and Rotem Gilbert for a musical journey through the Renaissance. From opulent late Medieval textures to the clean formal perfection of the 16th century, this period saw a blossoming of myriad styles that reflected mankind's shifting sense of the world and his place in it. Our program traces these transformations from the sophistication of Machaut to the clarity of Palestrina and Dowland.

Emily Nelson, soprano • Aubrey Adams-McMillan, mezzo-soprano • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor • Jared Lesa, baritone 
Shulamit Kleinerman, Renaissance strings • Rotem Gilbert, recorders and double reeds • Loren Carle, harpsichord