LOGAN – The Utah State University choirs combine to present Winter Songs on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6 and 8 p.m., at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hyde Park.
“Enjoy the lush acoustics of St. Thomas Aquinas with beautiful, timeless choral music that is far from the commercial, artificial glitz we often see during the holidays,” Cory Evans, director of choral activities in the Caine College of the Arts at USU, said. “The organ of St. Thomas will be featured, as well as English hand bells, a candlelight processional and a wonderful, warm atmosphere.”
Songs from the evening include the American premiere of There is no Rose by British composer Jonathan Lane and a world premiere of What Child is This? Arranged by USU Women’s Choir director, Luke Shepherd. The USU Chorale will perform selections from John Rutter’s Magnificat, as well as Joyfully Sing by USU alumnus, Brian Petersen.
“The Women’s Choir will perform the gorgeous Cradle Hymn by Norwegian composer Kim Arnesen and the Chamber Singers will present a contemporary setting of In Dulci Jubilo by American composer Matthew Culloton,” Evans said. “The Chamber Singers’ newest Christmas album, On a Cold Winter’s Night, will also be available for purchase and is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other online retailers.”
Winter Songs is free and open to the public with donations to the USU choirs accepted. Please, no children under eight. The concert will be held at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, located at 725 S. 250 E. in Hyde Park. The concert will be broadcast on Utah Public Radio on Thursday, December 22 at 8 p.m. and on Christmas day at 10 p.m. For more information, visit the CCA Box Office in room L-101 of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or visit cca.usu.edu.