American International Choral Festival (Provo: March 16-20)


Contact: Sterling Poulson – (801) 363-9708 For Immediate Release

 The Choral Arts Society of Utah to participate in the upcoming American International Choral Festival

March 16-20, 2016

Provo/Salt Lake City, UT

The Choral Arts Society of Utah, Sterling Poulson Music Director is pleased to announce their participation in the upcoming American International Choral Festival.  The Festival, bearing the slogan “Sing’n’Joy” will be held in in Provo, UT, March 16 to 20, 2016.   The choir will compete with local choirs as well as international choirs. Selections include; Dale Warland’s, Always Singing, Cyril Jenkins’ Op. 67 Out of the Silence, Eriks Esenvalds’ The Prairies, and Craig Courtney’s Sanctus. 

The American International Choral Festival

After the spectacular success of the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, INTERKULTUR is now working to spread this enthusiasm to other destinations within the United States. This year, choirs of the world will sing together in Provo, Utah.

Bearing the slogan “Singing and Joy”, the Sing’n’Joy Provo will be taking place from March 16 to 20, 2016. The Sing’n’Joy concept also includes concerts and manifold encounters between the participating choirs. In addition Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by international choral experts and why not enjoy the beauty of the Utah valley, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts!

The competitions will be taking place in the Covey Center of the Arts and Brigham Young University will open their De Jong Concert Hall for the Opening and the Closing events.

One of the highlights of the event will be ensembles from BYU Choral Department presenting their highest quality of choral singing in the Grand Opening and maybe also on other occasions during the festival.

On Sunday, March 20, the choirs will have the opportunity to visit Salt Lake City and to sing there together with the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Experience as a highlight and closing of your stay in Utah a worldwide live broadcasted TV show at the Temple Square of “Music and the Spoken Word” and a Sing Along with the Tabernacle Choir!

More information about the event can be found at

Anyone can attend and listen to the competition performances and friendship concerts.  The BYU Men’s Chorus Concert (18 Mar) is $6/per person and the Closing Concert (19 Mar) is $6-$10/per person.  Tickets are available at the BYU School of Music.

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