USUE Choir to Honor Veterans

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USU Eastern Press Release

Come to the newly renovated Geary Theater Wednesday October 17th and bring all your family and friends who have served our country in any branch of the Armed Forces. The USU Eastern Choirs will be honoring them with a medley of anthems and rounds of applause. In addition, the choirs under the direction of Choral Conductor Larry Martin will perform a variety of musical selections, from Gospel Spirituals to Caccini’s “Ave Maria.” The Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will both be accompanied by Elise Tuttle. Come to Fall Sing and fall in love with the choral beauty of our University Choirs. Tickets are $5 for adults, and 1$ for USU students and children under 18.

USU Eastern has recently invested in state-of-the-art choir shells to help project the dulcet tones of the choirs throughout the 500 seat auditorium. In his third year as Choral Director at the University, Larry Martin has been working tirelessly to help strengthen and expand the music program after years of declining numbers and loss of the band program. If you have an interest in a robust music program at the university and expanding musical culture in our community, please support the University music events.

In addition, Larry Martin and USUE are hosting the first ever UMEA Eastern Utah Honor Choir Festival for high school and junior high students November 3-4. High school students from around the state will be working with Guest Conductor Dr. Cory Evans, the Director of Choral Activities at USU in Logan. Middle school students will be working with Guest Conductor Jaron Putnam, choral director at Bear River Middle School in Garland, Utah. The two day festival will culminate in a warm and enlightening performance November 3rd at 3 pm in the Geary Theater. The rich repertoire with a variety of musical genres will be sure to please both the audience and singers alike. Tickets are free but are first come-first served.

The USUE Choirs joined with community singers and orchestra are also working hard to prepare for this year’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, a rich tradition spanning seven decades. Mark your calendars for Sunday December 2 at 7:30 pm so you don’t miss this tremendous community tradition which is free to the public and ushers in the Spirit of the Season.

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