Announcing the Davis Master Chorale Spring Concert

On Friday, April 20th, The Davis Master Chorale, combined with Davis County’s own Celebration Chamber Orchestra, will be performing two of John Rutter’s vibrant and energetic compositions, Gloria and his Requiem. This FREE performance will be held at the Bountiful Regional Center starting promptly at 7 pm.

John Rutter’s Gloria is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Gloria. He structured the text in three movements and scored it for choir, brass, percussion and organ, with an alternative version for choir and orchestra. The second movement features first soprano, second soprano, and alto solos and duets.

Rutter’s Requiem is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Requiem with added psalms and biblical verses in English, completed in 1985. Five of its seven movements are based on text from the Latin Requiem Mass, while the second movement is a setting of “Out of the deep” (Psalm 130) and the sixth movement is an anthem The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23) which Rutter had written earlier. Rutter scored the Requiem for mixed choir and orchestra and features solos for cello, soprano and oboe.

A reviewer notes as Rutter’s hallmarks: “an unfailing knack to get to the root of the text, exquisitely balanced vocal writing, melting harmonies, intensely sweet turns of phrase (sometimes overtly saccharine), short ecstatic climaxes, but also a willingness to be astringent, and rhythmically powerful.”

Seeking Applicants for Davis Master Chorale $1000 Scholarship

The Davis Master Chorale is one of the oldest community choral organizations in Utah, comprised of musicians from Davis and other counties. One of our main purposes is to promote the arts in our area, and to that end, a scholarship program was started several years ago awarding $1,000 to a high school senior with exceptional musical talent and plans to pursue a college degree in music.

Qualifications for applicant:

  • Senior or equivalent in Davis County, Utah
  • Active participant in a music organization and/or active private student of music
  • Plans for enrollment in post-secondary music program following graduation from high school
  • While consideration is given to relatives and friends of the Davis Master Chorale, applicants need no association to win the scholarship
  • Must be present to receive award at the Davis Master Chorale spring concert on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Bountiful Regional Center

To apply, please complete an application form and attach a current resume or bio.  Completed forms can be given to chorale members for delivery to the choir board for consideration, or can be mailed to Davis Master Chorale, P.O. Box 1088, Farmington, UT 84025.  Applications must be received by March 31, 2018.

DMC Scholarship Application (PDF)