Concert Information

What Fright'ning Noise is This?: A Baroque Halloween

All Hallows' Eve approaches. The veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. You find yourself in a Gothic cathedral by flickering candlelight. A ghostly figure appears before you and begins to keen …. Purcell! Utopia's return gets off to a spine-tingling start with a program of Baroque music celebrating the ghostly, the ghoulish, and the macabre.


Saturday, October 16, 8:00 PM Cathedral Church of St. Mark

Sunday, October 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 Audrey Gilgen, bass

Alex Woods, violin Aubrey Woods, violin Loren Carle, harpsichord Eleanor Christman Cox, baroque cello

Lily in Winter: A Medieval Christmas

Find refuge from the ugly sweaters and animatronic snowmen of the season in the passion and depth of medieval music. Our program spans over five centuries, varying in texture from Gregorian chant to rollicking English carols. Gothic harp, medieval fiddle, and percussion join Utopia's voices to create a soundscape of beautiful intensity. Readings from medieval mystics including Julian of Norwich and Meister Eckhart frame these festive and moving works.


Saturday, December 4, 8:00 PM Cathedral Church of St. Mark

Sunday, December 5, 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

Call of the Sea

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.


Saturday, March 6, 8:00 PM Cathedral Church of St. Mark

Sunday, March 7, 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 • John Bergquist, baritone Ricky Parkinson, bass

Mary Danzig, fiddle Mandy Danzig, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, and banjo

Poignant Pleasures: Music of the French Baroque

French composers of the 17th and 18th centuries spun music of refined taste, luscious harmony, and poignant detachment. How one performs this music is as important as the music itself. Utopia and a skilled complement of strings present music of Marin Marais, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Andre Campra, Francois Couperin and other masters of je ne sais quoi.


Saturday, May 21, 8:00 PM Cathedral Church of St. Mark

Sunday, May 22, 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

Alex Woods, violin Aubrey Woods, violin

Adam Cockerham, theorbo Loren Carle, harpsichord Eleanor Christman Cox, baroque cello