Mormon youth chorus seeking talented vocalists

Talented vocal musicians between the ages of 18 and 26 are now being recruited to join the Mormon Youth Chorus, announced G. Robert Ruff, president.

Applicants can be from anywhere along the Wasatch Front, but must be single, Pres. Ruff said. "If they marry after they get into the group, that's a different matter," he added."We're seeking talented sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, but we especially need male vocalists," he explained.

The chorus practices every Tuesday evening in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for two hours, during which they perform a 20-minute mini-concert for Temple Square visitors. All musicians in the chorus are members of the Church.

Interested persons should call (801) 240-2524.

Performing a variety of musical literature to capacity crowds in some 30 concerts each year, the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus have delighted Utah and international audiences for nearly two decades. Winners of two Emmy awards for their specials on public television, they have performed in some of the best known concert halls and performing arts centers in the United States.

Under the direction of Robert C. Bowden, the 300-voice chorus and 100-piece symphony orchestra have gained international recognition through their television and radio programs, concert tours and commercial sound recordings. They perform a variety of musical renditions from classical to contemporary.

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