Utah Chamber Artists recognizes that music can change lives. We aspire to create meaningful musical experiences and to provide opportunities for people to gather and enjoy fine music together. To this end we present an annual concert series to which all are welcome, an annual Youth Music Festival that educates and entertains, and we seek partnerships with artists of all genres to build bridges and strengthen our community.
Utah Chamber Artists, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, was established in 1991 by Barlow Bradford and James Lee Sorenson. The ensemble is comprised of forty singers and forty players who, together, create a balance and sonority rarely found in a combined choir and orchestra. Besides presenting the traditional and revered repertoire of the past, the group provides audiences with the finest contemporary works and regularly commissions new music. The musicians perform out of their love for great music and a genuine desire to enrich the lives of their listeners.
Utah Chamber Artists is a major artistic force along the Wasatch front in Utah, but we also enjoy a broader reputation. The choir has been heard on the national public radio program “First Art,” appeared on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly broadcast, performed with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and sung on various occasions with the Utah Symphony. Dale Warland and Paul Salamunovich have also been guest conductors during the ensemble’s regular concert series. In 1996, the choir was invited to perform with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Bradford conducted the ensembles in a concert tour of Israel which culminated in a studio recording of the John Rutter “Requiem.” The choir has also toured in England and France. Recent awards include the Best of State in 2010 and the Chorus America Dale Warland Singers Commission Award.