When the pandemic hit, Utah Chamber Artists’ artistic director Dr. Barlow Bradford resisted pivoting to virtual concerts. Large groups of people singing live in enclosed spaces was definitely out. But recording separate individuals singing in their own homes? Where in that process, he thought, was the art? But […]
Swiss composer Frank Martin (1890-1974) is one of the most enigmatic composers in that nation’s musical pantheon. The integrity, rigor, and honesty of his music, in multiple genres, are perhaps unmatched, even in comparison to other exceptional 20th-century composers. Martin’s “Mass for Unaccompanied Double Choir” fits this template especially well. […]
Salt Lake City and its surrounding environs are gifted with a raft of talented classical music ensembles and long-standing concert series. 2015 was, as in recent years, filled with an array of choices for memorable performances. Many, if not most, of my comments will be gushingly positive, but […]
Style and passion, with remembrance—these attributes, when elegantly assembled, create a realm fit for a silver anniversary. For Utah Chamber Artists (UCA), its annual Collage concert at the Cathedral of the Madeleine can provide the bridge to such a needed domain. The expansive, golden-lit glow of the interior of the cathedral […]
After spending the summer touring the churches and cathedrals of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, the Utah Chamber Artists are ready begin their season at home in Salt Lake City’s cathedral.
by Jannifer Hemingway Wood The Cathedral of the Madeleine opened its doors Monday evening to members in the community to come and enjoy not only the inspiring beauty of its structure, but as well, the stunning and moving talent of the Utah Chamber Artists and other musical guests […]
Cathedrals are magnificent structures; they are grandiose, full of symbolism and offer a sense of sanctuary. Stepping inside a cathedral is a humbling and reverence-inducing experience — you’re surrounded by stained glass, sculpture, paintings, and, if you visit at the right time, music. On Monday, September 17 at […]
Utah Chamber Artists Executive Director Becky Durham sends us a post about the premier this Monday and Tuesday of a new work by composer J.A.C. Redford based on the brutal murder of the composer’s sister-in-law last December.
Two new pieces have been added to the lineup of the Utah Chamber Artists’ Chant & Contemplation Cathedral Collage concert, featured in this month’s edition of 15 Bytes. In a first-ever partnership, Utah Chamber Artists (UCA) and the Salty Cricket Composers Collective put out a call to commission […]
Jennifer Napier-Pearce previews the Utah Chamber Artists’ Collage Concert this month at the Cathedral of the Madeleine.