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The 2023-24 concert season has unfolded with a tapestry of wonder and delightful surprises, each performance brimming with musical elegance. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are excited to extend an invitation to the community to share in the joy of the Southern Utah Heritage Choir through the remaining performances of this milestone season.
A significant dream has come to fruition as we secure a permanent performance home. Fundraising endeavors are approaching the impressive milestone of $37 million, propelling us closer to the realization of a new performing arts center – a true "home" for the choir. The M. K. Cox Performing Arts Center is now closed for extensive remodeling. The anticipation is palpable as groundbreaking ceremonies for this exciting project are on the horizon.
Join Our Fortunate Audience!
If you've had the privilege of attending any of the full house performances listed below, count yourself among the fortunate few! Due to the Southern Utah Heritage Choir's ever-growing popularity and the limited availability of performance venues, our primary stage will be the iconic St. George Tabernacle until the performing arts center re-opens.
We extend an open invitation to all, welcoming you to be a part of our audience. Your enthusiasm and support propel us forward as we embark on this transformative journey together. Join us as we continue to share the joy of music with our community.
March 29 (7 p.m.) and March 30 (12 Noon), 2024 – Hosanna
Experience the enchanting prelude to Easter with "Hosanna," a special presentation of American composer Lex de Azevedo’s oratorio on the life of Jesus Christ. Join us at the St. George Tabernacle for an evening of musical reverence. This event is free to the public, with open seating available.
April 5 (7 p.m.) – Hosanna in Cedar City
Don't miss the Cedar City, UT-based performance of the Choir’s Spring concert, composed and accompanied by the acclaimed American composer Lex de Azevedo. Join us at the Heritage Center in Cedar City for an evening of uplifting melodies. For tickets, visit HeritageCenter.org.
June 14 (7 p.m.) and June 15 (12 Noon), 2024 – Stars and Stripes Forever
Save the date for the Heritage Choir's annual Flag Day concert, titled "Stars and Stripes Forever." Join us as we pay tribute to all branches of the U.S. military and honor their veterans with an inspiring and patriotic song list. Stephen M. Studdert will be the guest speaker. The event is free to the public, and open seating will be available.
The 2023-24 Season has proven to be a resounding success. Aligned with our mission, we proudly presented the following performances:
On September 10, 2023, at 7 p.m., an inspirational fireside titled "Celebrating the St. George Temple in Song" took place at the historic St. George Tabernacle. The event honored the newly renovated St. George (UT) Temple and its Open House, featuring songs of faith and inspiration by southern Utah’s premiere community choir. The event was free to the public.
Following that, on October 13, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., an enchanting evening unfolded with "The Hits of Broadway." The event showcased beloved Broadway classics performed by the Grammy-nominated and Tony–award winning soprano, Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, at the M.K. Cox Performing Arts Center on the Utah Tech campus.
Later, on December 15, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., the Heritage Choir presented their beloved annual Christmas concert titled "Let Earth Receive Her King." The concert featured southern Utah’s own piano virtuoso Brandon Lee and vocalist McKenzie Lee at the M.K. Cox Performing Arts Center on the Utah Tech campus.
Concluding the Christmas season, on December 17, 2023, at 7 p.m., the Choir's Annual Christmas Sing-Along Fireside returned to the St. George Tabernacle. The event featured cherished hymns and holiday favorites and was free to the public.