Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
Brady Allred leads choral group at a 2006 rehearsal.

Brady Allred and the Salt Lake Choral Artists are set for their second annual Summer Choral Institute.

Open to everyone who enjoys singing, the summer program is divided up into four separate sessions, each focusing on a specific genre or composer. The sessions are mainly for high school and adult singers, while one session is designed for families with children.

The institute is an intensive, goal-oriented program. There will be one session each month. The first begins Thursday evening and culminates in a concert Saturday evening. The repertoire will be taken from Broadway shows.

The following two sessions (July 10-13, focusing on folk music, and Aug. 7-9, devoted to the requiems of Gabriel Faure and John Rutter) follow a similar pattern of an intensive rehearsal schedule culminating in a concert open to the public.

The fourth session begins June 10 and runs over four Tuesday evenings until Aug. 5 and will feature select choral works.

There will also be a choral conducting workshop on July 7-11 under Allred's direction that will concentrate on honing rehearsal and conducting techniques.

For further information and to register, go online to saltlakechoralartists.org.

Below is a rundown of the four sessions. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions take place in Libby Gardner Concert Hall on the University of Utah campus.

June 12-14: Session 1, "The Lullaby of Broadway," for adults and high school students.

July 7-11: Choral Conducting Workshop.

July 10-13: Session 2, "Folk Music From Around the World," for children and adults (children will rehearse at the Madeleine Choir School); children and high school students begin rehearsals on July 8; participants will also sing Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine on July 13.

Aug. 7-9: Session 3, "Peace and Paradise: Requiems by Faure and Rutter," for adults and high school students.

June 10, July 8, July 15 and Aug. 5: Session 4, "Choral Masterworks," for adults.


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