Utah Chamber Artists to present holiday concert

Published: Friday, Dec. 9 2011 7:29 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — Barlow Bradford and Utah Chamber Artists choir and orchestra will present their annual holiday concert at Libby Gardner Concert Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm.

This year's concert, "Carols and Lullabies," will include selections ranging from "Lullaby to Jesus" to "O Come All Ye Faithful."

The concert will open with American composer Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata" composed in 1957, in part, as a tribute to his admiration for medieval and Renaissance music. Various carols include Bradford's "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" and "O Come All Ye Faithful." Featured lullabies are Bernell Hales' "Lullaby" and Peter Warlock's "Lullaby My Jesus."

Local actor Michael Jesse Bennett will join the ensemble in a reading of the Christmas story from Luke with music by Bradford. Bennett, who has presented his one-man show "An Evening with Charles Dickens" for 42 years, will also assume the role of Scrooge from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" set to music from a score Bradford composed in 2003 for the Hale Center Theatre.

The audience is invited to join musicians for an after-concert reception in the Bastian Atrium. A shuttle will run from Rice-Eccles Stadium to Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Kingtix at 801-581-7100 or by visiting kingsburyhall.org. Prices are $17.50 for adults and $12 for students.

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