The group’s program will be called “Western Travels,” which is billed as “a combination of familiar cowboy and pioneer tunes mixed with contemporary and sacred choral music.”
The group performed to a small crowd at Star Hall last spring.
“We loved our time in Moab last year and our only disappointment was that we did not fill Star Hall with more people,” said Ken Nielson, a member of the Mapleton Chorale.
Organized in 1994, the Mapleton Chorale performs regularly on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, as well as across the state, including in Logan, St. George, and Moab. In 2011, they were invited to the Lincoln Center in New York City for the 10-year anniversary memorial of 9/11.
Based in Mapleton, Utah, the chorale group has sung under the direction of conductors Ryan Murphy (current Mormon Tabernacle Choir Assistant Conductor), Andrew Crane (BYU Singers / BYU Associate Professor of Choral Conducting), and MCO conductor Cory Mendenhall. The chorale currently sings under the tutelage of Patrick Tatman, graduate of BYU, Masters of Choral Conducting.
“Through the years the Mapleton Chorale has developed a rich tradition of musicality – resonant, blended voices moving audiences with deep feeling and beautiful sound,” according to the group’s biographical paragraph in a recent news release. “Their repertoire reflects music through the ages — classical to contemporary, sharing complex compositions as well as new styles to simple melodies.”