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University of Utah Singers

Director: Brady R. Allred

University of Utah Singers

Mixed Choral Chorus from UT, United States.

The internationally acclaimed University of Utah Singers recently returned from a triumphant concert tour of France and Spain where they were the Winners of the European Grand Prix International Choir Competition in Tolosa, Spain! The invitation to compete in this prestigious contest of the best international choirs came as a result of winning the Grand Prize at the 2005 Florilege Vocal de Tours International Choir Competition in Tours, France where they also won five additional prizes: First Prize in the Free Program, Second Prize in the Mixed Choircategory, the Ronsard Prize for the best performance of a Renaissance piece based on a poem by Ronsard, the prize A Coeur Joie Internationalfor the best French diction during the competition, and the prize OEuvre de Creation for the best newly composed work in the competition (William Hawley's Flos ut rosa Floruit). They have also been featured on French National Television at the Nancy International Choir Festival in Nancy, France and in concerts throughout Spain, France, Germany, and The Netherlands. They will return to Europe in 2007 as celebrities to perform at the 12th International Choir Festival en Provence, the Festival des Choeurs Laureats; and the 19th Festival "Choralies de Vaison-la-Romaine", France.

The University of Utah Singers have been featured at the Inauguration Ceremony for Governor Olene Walker, the 2004 Opening Session of the Utah State Senate, and were selected by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition to premiere Judith Bingham's Ghost Towns of the American West in 2007 as part of an international performing consortium of choirs which includes Vocal Essence (Philip Brunelle, conductor) and the BBC Singers (Stephen Cleobury, conductor). They have collaborated with the 23rd Army Band, the Utah Philharmonia, the Salt Lake Choral Artists, the University of Utah Wind Ensemble, A Cappella Choir and Women's Choir, and with the BYU Singers and Concert Choir. The Singers are regularly featured in concerts at Libby Gardner Concert Hall and have performed in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, and the Cathedral of the Madeleine. They have recently performed at the Western Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Convention of the Music Educators National Conference.

Discography

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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 | Primarily a cappella


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 | A Cappella


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 | A Cappella


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