Annual SUU Orchestra and Choir Concert on Easter Weekend

Published: April 05, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

SUU Orchestra and ChoirsThe SUU Music Department presents their annual combined Orchestra and Choir Concert on April 16, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. This concert will feature Beethoven’s Hallelujah Chorus and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 Resurrection Chorus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for alumni with card, and $5 for youth. SUU faculty/staff (and one guest) and students can attend for free with a valid ID card. Tickets can be purchased at the America First Event Center Box Office, at the door the night of the performance, or online at

Mackenzie Williams, a junior Bachelor of Music with a Vocal Performance Emphasis candidate from Mesa, Arizona, says, “While preparing for this show, I have been teaching French and German diction. I have also been working on the soprano solo in the last movement of Gustav Mahler’s second symphony. Doing these and being a part of the choir, I have learned a lot about balancing time for what you should practice. I have also started to learn and understand what it is like to teach a choir and how some people need to learn in different ways. That helps in getting the results that you want. Whether that be a certain way to pronounce French or the type of sound you want from the choir to convey a message. I’ve also learned it takes a team to teach, as I have seen from our choral conductor, Dr. McCoy, and orchestra conductor, Dr. Sun, as well as our accompanist Tracey Bradshaw and all the students who have volunteered or were called upon to help the choirs.”

The SUU Symphony Orchestra is open to instrumentalists from SUU’s campus. This group of dedicated musicians performs orchestral masterpieces from the standard symphonic repertoire. The choirs at SUU are home to music majors and to students from a variety of other disciplines from across campus, all of whom share a common goal of making great music and performing at their very best.

Williams goes on to say, “This concert is not only a great opportunity for the community to experience some profound and beautiful music, but also an opportunity to think about some deeper messages of life. Overall, I think this concert will be very moving and beneficial for the community to experience.”

Drew Holland, senior at SUU, shares, “I play oboe and English horn. I’m really excited to share great symphonic music with the community. It’s going to be a real treat.”

Experience the collaboration of a vocal and instrumental performance on April 16, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. with SUU’s Orchestra and Choir concert. For more information about arts events at SUU, please visit

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The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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