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Concerts and Performances

2017 - 2018 Concerts and Performances

 

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The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine featuring the Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School

is pleased to present their

28th Annual Concert Season Schedule

 

Requirements for passes to our concerts and performances vary.  To ensure you receive optimum seating we encourage you to review the options listed below, including the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation that helps our organization continue to offer this annual concert series free of charge to our entire community. 

 

 
St. Cecilia's Day Concert**
800 PM - Sunday, 19 November 2017

 

Maurice Durufle Requiem, Op.9

Randall Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom

 

Requests for passes to the St. Cecilia's Day Concert will be taken beginning Tuesday, 24 October.  A link to the request page will be available to make your request at that time.

 

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Christmas Carol Service**
730 PM - Monday, 18 December 2017
730 PM - Tuesday, 19 December 2017

 

Music of Luca Marenzio, Anton Bruckner, and Herbert Howells

 

Requests for passes to the Christmas Carol Services will be taken beginning Tuesday, 21 November.  A link to the request page will be available to make your request at that time.
 

 

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Ceremony of Carols*
1215 PM - Thursday, 21 December 2017
1215 PM - Friday, 22 December 2017
 

Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

 

Britten's A Ceremony of Carols is a masterpiece composed on board ship during a perilous five-week crossing of the North Atlantic in World War II as Britten returned to England from the U.S.A. in 1942. It is an unusual setting for treble voices and harp, and the “carols” are largely the product of 15th and 16th century writers, mostly anonymous. The work opens and closes with the choir processing to plainsong, the Hodie chant sung for centuries at Vespers on Christmas Eve, and the carol settings in-between deal with the traditional stories surrounding the birth of Christ.

 
*These afternoon performances on December 21 & 22 are General Admission seating and do not require passes.  Seating is first come, first served.
 
 

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Christmas Carol Service*
500 PM - Sunday, 24 December 2017
Music of Luca Marenzio, Anton Bruckner, and Herbert Howells
 
*This afternoon offering  of the Christmas Carol Service on Christmas Eve is General Admission seating and does not require passes.  Seating is first come, first served.
 
 

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Founders' Day Concert**
800 PM - Sunday, 18 March 2018
 
S. Bach Cantata “Christ lag in Todesbanden” BWV 4

Francis Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence

Benjamin Britten Elegy for Strings

Benjamin Britten Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14

 
Requests for passes to the Founders' Day Concert will be taken beginning Tuesday, 19 February.  A link to the request page will be available to make your request at that time.
 

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Good Friday Choral Meditation**
300 PM - Friday, 30 March 2018
 
B. da Pergolesi Stabat mater
 

The Stabat mater is a thirteenth-century text attributed to Jacopone da Todi, the title of which is an abbreviation of the first line, Stabat mater dolorosa juxta crucem - The sorrowful mother was standing beneath the Cross. The hymn, one of the most powerful and moving of the medieval sequences, meditates on the suffering of Mary, the mother of Christ, during his crucifixion and death. Pergolesi’s musical setting of this text was composed at the end of his short life at a Franciscan monastery in Pozzuoli, and it was written as a replacement for the Scarlatti setting in use at the church of Maria dei Sette Dolori in Naples.

 
**This service at the Cathedral of the Madeleine on March 30 does not require passes.  Seating is first come, first served.
 
 

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Madeleine Festival Concert***

800 PM - Sunday, 8 April 2018

 

Featuring Guest Artists The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra

With Conductors Stephen Cleobury and Craig Jessop 

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem

Ralph Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas

 

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National Performance Tour

19 April 2018 through 23 April 2018

 

Concert Performances and Liturgical Services in Chicago, Illinois and South Bend, Indiana

 

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Solemn Vespers for Pentecost**

730 PM Sunday, 20 May 2018

 

Celebrating the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Cathedral Gallery Organ

 

 

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All concerts (except International and Domestic Tours) are performed in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, located at 331 East South Temple in Salt Lake City.  The choirs perform on international and domestic tours on alternate years.  

  • General Admission Seating Only (no passes required).*
  • General Admission Seating is available and free to all guests (passes are required).**
  • Reserved Seating passes are available to MCS donors at $500 and above. Click here for details. Please email Matt Kitterer (mkitterer@utmcs.org) with requests or questions.*
  • The Madeleine Festival is an annual partner in our concert season. Donors of the Madeleine Festival of Arts should contact Trish Wesson pwesson@utcotm.org to request reserved seating for this concert on May 21. Donors of the Choir School at $500 and above since July 1, 2015 will be contacted by the Office of Advancement regarding Reserved Seating opportunities. Other seating for this performance is General Admission (no passes are required).***

 

Thank you very kindly for supporting The Madeleine Choir School and the local arts.

 
 

All performances by The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine are FREE and open to the public. 
 
Reserved seating is available by making a  minimum donation to The Madeleine Choir School. Donation options can be viewed by clicking here and then clicking the GIVE TODAY box in the Friends Annual Appeal section.
 
Thank you kindly for your generous support of the musical arts!
 
 
 *** Pass requests for each performance may vary. Please review summaries for each concert for details.***
 
 
 

Sung services at the Cathedral of the Madeleine during the school year

Sundays

  • 10:00 AM Lauds
  • 11:00 AM Mass
  • 5:00 PM Vespers and Benediction

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • 5:15 PM Mass

Holy Days

  • 12:00 Noon Mass
  • 4:30 PM Vespers
  • 6:00 PM Mass