Millennial Choirs & Orchestras is bringing its expansive educational/performance program to Utah Valley!
CLICK THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO PARTICIPATE
Utah Valley Millennial Choirs & Orchestras (UVMCO) grand opening was Fall 2013 with the first performance at Abravanel Hall on December 3, 2013. The 2nd Semester commences in February and culminates with the final concert of the season, a patriotic tribute To Be American, at Abravanel Hall on May 29, 2014. Registration for all of the youth choirs is open now, and audition sign-ups are open for the Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra. Read below to find out more about Millennial Choirs & Orchestras and its locale in the Utah Valley area.
To gain a better understanding of MCO, please browse this website, particularly the About MCO section, including the Ensemble Overview and Participation Info pages. We also encourage you to listen to MCO’s three albums on iTunes, two of which landed in the top 3 of Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical Chart: O Holy Night; Messiah in America; and That Easter Morn.
2013-2014 2nd SEMESTER REGISTRATION & AUDITIONS
REGISTRATION for 2nd Semester is open for all youth ensembles. Regular registration closes February 6. Late registration closes February 17. Click the link at the bottom of this page to register.
AUDITIONS for The Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra for 2nd Semester will be January 30-31. Click the link at the bottom of this page to sign up for an audition.
2013-2014 2nd SEMESTER CALENDAR
Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on Thursdays, with a special first rehearsal on Saturday, February 1. The orchestra rehearsal schedule is provided to those who sign up for an audition. The 2nd Semester concert To Be American is on May 29.
January 30-31 - Auditions for Grand Chorus & Symphony Orchestra
February 1 – First rehearsal for all choirs (special Saturday “Choral Boot Camp”) at the following times:
- Young Singers Chorus: 9:00-10:00 am
- Children’s Chorus: 9:45-11:15 am
- Youth Chorus & Concert Choir Women: 11:00-12:30
- Concert Choir Men & Women: 12:30-2:00 pm
- BREAK 2:00-2:30 pm
- Grand Chorus: 2:30-5:30 pm
February 6 – Regular Thursday choral rehearsals begin
February 17 – Registration closes for youth ensembles
May 29 – Concerts at 5:00 & 8:00 PM
THURSDAY CHOIR REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
3:40 – 4:20 pm Young Singers Chorus Age 4 – 1st Grade
4:10 – 5:10 pm Children’s Chorus Grades 2 – 5
5:00 – 6:15 pm Youth Chorus Grades 6 – 8
5:30 – 7:00 pm Concert Choir Women Grades 9 – 12
6:00 – 7:00 pm Concert Choir Men Grades 9 – 12
7:30 – 9:45 pm Grand Chorus Adults age 18 & over
What is the cost to participate? - Tuition/participation fees are charged for the choral ensembles. There is no fee for participation in the Symphony Orchestra. To see tuition/fees and attire costs, click here.
Why are UVMCO Concerts held at Abravanel Hall in SLC? - One of the trademarks of MCO is that we perform in state-of-the-art concert halls in our communities. Abravanel Hall is one of the renowned concert halls in the western United States, and is the premier concert hall in the state of Utah.
How does MCO maintain such a light schedule? - Another trademark of MCO is its ability to maintain a light rehearsal and performance schedule while at the same time achieve a professional level of education and produce top-notch performances. This allows busy individuals and families the experience of participating in a world-class choir and orchestra without consuming their lives. This is made possible by the highly effective rehearsals run by MCO’s musical directors, the massive team of volunteers working behind the scenes, and the thousands of participants who are devoted to MCO’s mission and purpose.
How did MCO grow so quickly in such a short period of time? - In addition to the opening of Utah and Texas locations this fall, California now has 650 participants, and Arizona has 1300, and growing. There are three main reasons for this exciting growth: 1. Word of mouth; 2. A high quality, high energy, inspiring music program that changes lives for good; and 3. An expansive team of volunteers who clearly understand and support the great mission and purpose of MCO.
The general purpose of Millennial Choirs & Orchestras is to build and elevate the quality of classical and sacred music in the community. MCO’s music unites, heals, and inspires. This is already happening every week in Arizona and California, it is soon to happen in Utah and Texas, and the outcome is astounding! We welcome musicians of all faiths and backgrounds, and encourage the Utah Valley community to unite with us in creating an unprecedented music education and performance experience for people of all ages. We remain ever true to MCO’s important motto: All Ages. All Faiths. One Voice.