Founded in 1997, the choir has a membership of 100 singers under the leadership of founder and Music Director, Sterling Poulson. Their common goal is to help preserve the choral art, promote music appreciation and provide public performance opportunities for singers, musicians, composers, conductors and others.
The choir performs an average of 5 formal concerts a year, either alone or in conjunction with other artists or organizations as well as a series of community interaction performances and appearances. Most noted of the choirs annual performances are the “Days of ’47 Pops Concert”, traditionally held in Abravanel Hall to kick off the Pioneer Day celebrations in Utah, and the “KUTV Holiday Pops Concert”, a benefit for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. The choir recently participated in the “Sing-n-Joy” Choral Competition in Provo, Utah, presented by Interkultur, and was awarded the Silver Diploma, competing in the mixed choir category. Members join through an audition process and rehearse every Tuesday evening at Taylorsville High School from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
The Choral Arts Society of Utah is a 501c3 Utah nonprofit corporation and relies solely on public and private support for its day-to-day operations.
To PARTNER with other musical organizations for performances and develop a cooperative relationship within the musical community.
To PRESERVE the choral art through education and entertainment.
To PROMOTE music appreciation through performance of a variety of choral music.
To PROVIDE opportunities for vocalists, musicians, composers, conductors and others to share their talents in uplifting performances.