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KUTV Holiday Pops Concert
December 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15
This year’s KUTV Holiday Pops Concert presented by the Choral Arts Society of Utah, with music director Sterling Poulson, will feature Jazz Vocalist Anna Wilson. We also welcome the Vision Children’s Choir and the West Valley Symphony of Utah. This amazing line-up of performers will kick-off your holiday season with beloved Christmas favorites.
Anna Wilson is a critically acclaimed jazz recording artist and songwriter whose timeless, sophisticated sound is juxtaposed by her stunningly contemporary voice and message. Jazz Times says, “She’s got a voice like crème de cacao and an inner metronome that swings wildly from age to age.” She has shared concert billings with many top acts such as Josh Groban, Boz Scaggs, Al Jarreau, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Keith Urban, and The Mississippi Mass Choir to name a few. In addition, she performs regularly at jazz festivals and exclusive wine events like the Napa Valley and Naples Wine Auction, the Grand Ole Opry, as well as intimate acoustic performances at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café and similar venues around the country.
The Vision Children’s Choir, conducted by John R. Finley, was founded in February 2015. The choir has the goal of inspiring children of all ages to achieve greatness by including musical artistry in their daily lives. Vision Children’s Choir works to train and highlight each performer, and believes it is their individual strengths that bring the choir together harmoniously. Their reputation and experience builds as they perform at local venues such as church and senior centers, private concerts and public engagements. Following the speech of Governor Herbert, the choir’s music was heard this past fall at the public memorial ceremony for the flooding victims of Hildale, Utah.
The West Valley Symphony of Utah, with music director Donny Gilbert, is well known for their participation in the KUTV Holiday Pops Concert. The 70-piece orchestra performs 5-6 concerts each year. Their most recent concert was presented to a packed house at the Utah Cultural Celebrations Center, featuring the music of Star Wars.
Members of the 100-voice Choral Arts Society of Utah volunteer their time and talents to provide quality performances, many of which benefit schools and organizations providing humanitarian services to the local area, including this benefit concert for the KUTV Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. The concert provides gifts of the season to hundreds of children and senior citizens along the Wasatch Front. This is a wonderful family event for all ages and we will have a special visit from Santa Claus!
We wish to thank KUTV 2News, Legacy Retirement Communities, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation for their continued financial support. Funds from the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parksare also used in the presentation of this concert.