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Brady R. Allred

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Brady Allred

Artistic Director and Conductor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Brady R. Allred has developed "an international reputation for excellence." Under his direction the Salt Lake Choral Artists, a community choir of 200 singers, has achieved critical acclaim for their innovative concerts and Summer Choral Institute program. Formerly Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and the first recipient of the Ellen Neilson Barnes Presidential Endowed Chair for Choral Studies at the University of Utah, Dr. Allred was recently selected by The Salt Lake Tribune as one of Utah's Top 25 Cultural Power Brokers.

Known around the world for "exquisite choral singing," Dr. Allred's ensembles have been invited to participate in major festivals and have received honors including the Grand Prize at the Florilege Vocal de Tours International Choir Competition, Grand Prize at the European Grand Prix International Choir Competition, and First Prize at the Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition. His choirs have also earned awards for performances of their commissioned pieces, and Dr. Allred has been awarded for Best Interpretation of 20th Century Music and the Conductor's Prize.

Under his energetic leadership, Dr. Allred's choirs have completed ten international tours of Europe and concert tours of Canada and Israel. In 2011, he will appear at the World Choral Symposium in Argentina with the newly formed Salt Lake Vocal Artists, who recently participated in the 42nd Abesbatza Lehiaketa International Choral Competition in Tolosa, Spain, returning with 4 First Place prizes. In the United States, his choirs have toured extensively, including performances in Avery Fisher Hall and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for conventions of the Music Educators National Conference, Chorus America, and the American Choral Directors Association.

Prior to his work in Utah, Dr. Allred was the Music Director and Conductor for the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Director of Choral Activities at Duquesne University, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. He has been a guest conductor for the Schumann Chamber Orchestra in Italy, the Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Russian Ministry of Defense, and the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He has also performed with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus. In May 2007 he was the American judge on the international jury for the Marktoberdorf competition in Germany. He joined juries in Slovenia and Spain in 2008, and adjudicated in Bandung, Indonesia in 2010.

Dr. Allred is also known for his innovative programming, and regularly commissions new works for his ensembles. In 2009, the University of Utah Singers won a prize in Marktoberdorf for the premiere of Nancy Wertsch's "Hail Holy Light." The group won a similar prize in Tours in 2005 for William Hawley's "Flos ut rosa Floruit." Additionally, Dr. Allred has worked with cutting-edge artists and composers such as the Kronos Quartet and Mark Grey, with whom he plans to collaborate further in the future.

Honored in Pittsburgh Magazine for "Excellence in the Arts," Dr. Allred was nominated for a Creative Achievement Award as an "Established Artist" by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and in 2007 was honored by the Utah Music Educators Association with a Superior Achievement award and selected for recognition in the International Who's Who in Choral Music.

Dr. Allred earned his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and his Bachelor of Music degree in Theory/Composition and Flute Performance from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, soprano Carol Ann Allred, have traveled and performed extensively as Artistic Ambassadors for the United States Information Agency. They have four daughters and make their home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Allred's ensembles, known around the world for "exquisite choral singing," have been invited to participate in major festivals including the 12th International Choir Festival en Provence, the Festival des Choeurs Laureats; the 19th Festival "Choralies de Vaison-la-Romaine", and the Nancy Festival International Chant de Choral. In the United States, his choirs have toured extensively, including performances at the Division and National Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference in New York City at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing

Discography

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University of Utah Singers : A Jubilant Song : 00  1 CD : Brady R. Allred : 

University of Utah Singers : A Jubilant Song

Review: This recording marks a triumphant second year for the Singers and their victorious European Tour. Recorded May 2005 in Munich, Germany, it contains most of the a cappella repertoire they performed on their tour, including Sacred American Anthems, European Motets, Marian Anthems, Commentaries on Love, Musica Latinoamericana, American Folk Music, Spirituals, and more.

Songlist: A Jubilant Song, Effortlessly Love Flows, Pilgrims' Hymn, E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come, Rytmus, Ubi Caritas, A Hymn to the Mother of God, Flos ut Rosa Floruit, Ave Maris Setlla, Psalm 117: O Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations, Exsultate Justi, Psalm 96, Odi et amo, Go, Lovely Rose, Bonjour mom Coeur, Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder!, Mata Del Anima Sola, Te Quiero, Muie Rndera, El Guayaboso, Water Night, Mayila, Fengyang Song, Camptown Races, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name, The Battle of Jericho

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8875c 00 1 CD $15.95


University of Utah Singers : I Thank You God for Most This Amazing Day : 00  1 CD : Brady R. Allred : 

University of Utah Singers : I Thank You God for Most This Amazing Day

Review: This premiere recording documents the University of Utah Singers debut year and was recorded in Libby Gardner Concert Hall and the Assembly Hall at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. A celebration of praise, this album contains a variety of hymns, anthems and folk music from many religious and cultural traditions. Features choral music of Eric Whitacre, Gerald Finzi, Daniel Gawthrop, Rene Clausen, Moses Hogan, and more.

Songlist: My Spirit Sang All Day, The Waking, Pseudo-Yoik, Sing a Mighty Song, Prayer of St. Francis, A Prayer of the Middle Ages, Avinu Malkeinu, Mundi Renovatio, I Thank You God for Most this Amazing Day, Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, Cloudburst, Tonight Eternity Alone, My Song in the Night, Epitaph for Moonlight, Home on the Range, Soldier, Soldier Won't You Marry Me, Peace Like a River, How Can I Keep from Singing, I Can Tell the World

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8876c 00 1 CD $15.95


University of Utah Singers : The Cloths of Heaven : 00  1 CD : Brady R. Allred : 

University of Utah Singers : The Cloths of Heaven

Review: Featuring repertoire from the Singers' 2007-2008 season, "The Cloths of Heaven" is the choir's ninth release. The CD includes Anton Bruckner's classic motet "Os justi meditabitur sapientiam," Eric Whitacre's beautiful "Five Hebrew Love Songs," and the world premiere of William Hawley's "The Cloths of Heaven," which was commissioned by the choir. Choral music fans will also find spirituals, gospel music, and sacred and secular music from all over the world.

Songlist: All That Hath Life and Breath, Praise Ye the Lord!, Set Me as a Seal, The Cloths of Heaven, The Uncertainty of the Poet, Io Son La Primavera, Harvester's Song, Os justi meditabiture sapientiam, I Saw a Stranger Yeste'en, Eli, Eli!, God So Loved the World, Vamuvamba, Clementine, Dan-u-el, La nit en mer, La complainte des ames, Soir d'ete, Temuna, Kala kalla, Larov, Eyze sheleg!, Rakut, Jubilate Deo, Ave Verum Corpus, Witness, Soon and Very Soon, Hallelujah!

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4240c 00 1 CD $15.95

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