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Concert Information

Orpheus' Lyre: Music of the Italian Baroque

Saturday, October 3, 8:00 PM          Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, October 4, 6:00 PM             231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City

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

Emily Nelson, soprano • Gretchen Windt, mezzo-soprano  Christopher LeCluyse, tenor • Jared Lesa, baritone
Alex Woods, violin • Aubrey Woods, violin • Adam Cockerham, theorbo • Eleanor Christman Cox, baroque cello

Utopia Early Music transports you to Baroque Italy for the blossoming of a musical revolution. Yearning for the expressive purity they imagined in antiquity, composers stretched as never before to create music that would stir the passions and feed the human soul with divine fire. A quartet of voices and virtuosic strings, including Bay Area lutenist Adam Cockerham, bring skill and vibrancy to rarely heard works from this crucial moment in music history.

Angel Song: A Medieval Christmas

Saturday, December 5, 8:00 PM         Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, December 6, 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 • Shulamit Kleinerman, vielle  Therese Honey, Gothic harp

Featuring meditative chant, breathtaking multi-voice textures, and rollicking Medieval dances, Angel Song: A Medieval Christmas will offer a special moment of holiday celebration for all ages. The program will include a scene from 13th century liturgical drama, The Play of Daniel, which has enjoyed a recent popular revival but has never been performed in Salt Lake. Additionally, Utopia will stretch its horizons to include medieval works from Eastern Europe. This concert is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

Call of the Sea

Monday, February 29, 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 joins area musicians on a nautical adventure, presenting songs of the sea from across the centuries. Early American and British boat songs and chanteys sail alongside hornpipes and ballads from the coasts of Europe.

Cancionero: Music of Three Spains

Saturday, April 16, 8:00 PM            Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Sunday, April 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 • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor • Gretchen Windt, mezzo-sopranoRicky Parkinson, bass
Lisa Chaufty, recorder
Adam Cockerham, lute

Utopia finishes its season with Spanish flair! For eight centuries the blending of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish cultures left its mark on Spanish music. The musical influences that came together to produce flamenco and found their way into Latin American music were first expressed in pilgrim songs from Santiago da Compostella, the music of Sephardic Jews, and folk traditions of Muslim Spain.