Salt Lake Symphonic Choir

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Salt Lake Symphonic Choir

Organized in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1949, the Salt Lake Symphonic Choir was led to international acclaim by Armont Willardsen, the founder and original motivating force behind the Choir. Mr. Willardsen served as the Director for the first 27 years. For the next 31 years the Choir was directed by George A. Welch. Dr. Michael Huff led the Choir for the 2007-2009 seasons. The Current Director is Erin Pike-Tall.

The Salt Lake Symphonic Choir is unique in that it is completely independent and funded solely by concert performances and foundation grants. In its 60 plus years of performing, the Choir has toured in excess of 200,000 miles and presented more than 900 concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Russia and Armenia, performing for civic music series, cultural organizations, colleges, universities and community groups. Typically singing with appriximately 100 members, the Salt Lake Symphonic Choir is one of the largest traveling choirs in America performing on the professional concert circuit, Its members are committed to the performing arts and choral singing is their primary avocation.

  • Performed 33 national and international concert tours.
  • Performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Victoria Symphony in British Columbia.
  • Featured in a Human Rights Day Concert in San Francisco with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra.
  • Performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Utah Centennial Celebration in 1996.
  • Sang at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. in 1996.
  • Invited to represent the United States in Yerevan, Armenia for the 1700th Anniversary Celebration of Christianity in September 2001.
  • Participated in the Cultural Olympiad as part of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • Toured and performed in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia and the Cities of Yerevan, Garni and Gyumri, Armenia.
  • Performed as part of the rededication of the Utah State Capitol Building in January of 2008.

We currently practice on Wednesday nights at Highland High School 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Contact any Board Member about auditioning for the Choir.

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Erin Pike Tall, M.M. - Music Director

Erin joined the Salt Lake Symphonic Choir as Assistant Contductor during the 2007-2008 season. She holds a bachelorís degree in Choral Music Education and a Masterís degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Utah.

She was the Director of Choirs at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City and had taught there since 1999. She serves as the Region III Vocal Music Chairperson. Erin is the current accompanist for the Utah High School All State Choir, having been conducted by Dr. Z. Randall Stroope and Dr. Ann Howard Jones. She has served as an assistant conductor, accompanist, and vocal soloist for the Salt Lake Choral Artists under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred.

She has sung with both the Choral Artists and the Chamber Choir, under Dr. Allredís direction. Erin sang with the Utah Chamber Artists under the direction of Dr. Barlow Bradford.

She served as the Chancel Choir director for the First Congregational Church for five years, and holds additional music assignments within the LDS church. She has served as an accompanist for the University of Utah Singers (conductor, Dr. Brady Allred) and the University of Utah Concert Chorale (conductor, John M. Cooksey). She served as a student conductor for Dr. Edgar Thompson in the AíCappella Choir in 1999 and on their European tour.

Artistic Director: Erin Pike-Tall
Accompianist: Debbie Griffiths

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Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks

Part of our funding comes from a grant from the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks program.

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Utah Arts Council

We are also funded by a grant from the Utah Arts Council.

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Board Members

The Board of Directors are elected by Members of the Choir. For the 2015-2016 Season, the board members are:

President: Roger Crandall
Treasurer: Dan Bradford
VP Concert Scheduling: Vicki Armitage
Choir Secretary: Tammy Metcalf Murillo
Social Chair: Kathie Trulson

Wardrobe: Women: Genevieve Swim
Librarian: Roger Crandall
Assistant Librarian: Carrolyn Tinsch
Historian: Diana Shields

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Come join us! Hurry now and schedule your audition.

We are auditioning - especially Bass and Tenor Voices for the 2015-2016 Season

Choir Practice is Wednesday nights at Highland High School 7:00pm - 9:00pm September through May

Please contact Tammy

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