The Deseret News Utah State Choral Festival will be held Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Bingham High School, 2160 W. 10400 South. The newspaper joins the Utah Music Educators Association in sponsoring the event.

The third annual festival will bring choral groups from throughout the state to compete for trophies. Out-of-state adjudicators will judge the performances and will award trophies for first, second and third place winners in divisions in which at least four groups are entered. Only a first place trophy will be awarded if there are fewer than four.The judges will consider cassette tapes as well as live performances. The groups entered in the state festival must have received superior ratings in regional competition.

The deadline for schools to enter groups is May 10. Forms should be sent to David T. Judd, Jordan School District, 9361 S. 300 East, Sandy UT 84070-2998.