Choir and Orchestra to Perform at USU’s Daines Concert Hall
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have been invited to perform two concerts at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah. The concerts at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. are being presented by the Caine College of the Arts.
The Choir and Orchestra will be performing in the Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall, formerly the Kent Concert Hall, which was remodeled and opened during the 50th Anniversary Gala of the Chase Fine Arts Center in October 2017. As part of USU’s ongoing Year of the Arts celebration and outreach to the community, the invitation for both the Choir and Orchestra to perform will showcase this magnificent hall which was designed for choral and orchestra concerts such as this. There is seating for over 1,700 and features a newly- restored Campbell-Hotkamp Organ for the program.
The invitation to perform was extended to the Choir and Orchestra by USU’s founding dean of the College of the Arts, Craig Jessop. Dean Jessop is beloved by the Choir and Orchestra having previously served as the music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square (1999-2008).
“We are thrilled to be able to bring our music to this beautiful campus at Utah State University,” remarked Barry Anderson, adminstrative manager of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “We have members of the Choir and Orchestra who live in the Logan area and commute to Salt Lake City each week to rehearse and perform on Temple Square. It will be a wonderful a opportunity to be able to perform for our friends and family members who live in this community.”
Tickets for both the 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. concerts are available now through the Caine School of the Arts ticket office.