Experience the epic power and timelessness of one of the supreme achievements in music history, when Music Director Lucas Darger leads the Southwest Symphony, Lieto Voices, and professional soloists in Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. This beloved masterpiece, including the unforgettable “Ode to Joy,” symbolizes and honors equality, freedom, and brotherhood for all mankind.
“Musical history is full of turning points. Beethoven’s Ninth broke the symphonic mould.”
Fiona Maddocks, '100 Works to Carry You Through Music'
Hailed for her balanced voice and sensitive musicianship, Aubrey enjoys an active career singing Opera, Chamber Works, Art Song and major Symphonic Works. During her residency with the Westminster Choir in Princeton New Jersey, she worked with renowned conductors including, maestros Claudio Abbado, Kurt Masur, and Joseph Flummerfelt singing for the New York philharmonic. She regularly performs with the prestigious Utah Symphony and Opera, Intermezzo, Eutopia, Nova, The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Cathedral of the Madeleine concert series, Southwest Symphony, and Utah lyric Opera. Her debut album, “Beautiful Dreamer” can be found on all streaming platforms world wide.
Grammy Award winning tenor, Thomas Glenn has performed at the San Francisco Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Netherlands Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, The English National Opera, among others. He frequently performs with symphonies such as the Atlanta Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Colorado Symphony and Berkeley Symphony. Features of this season include Southwest Symphony's Hallowe'en Spooktacular and Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Verdi's Falstaff with Palm Beach Opera, and a concert of Chinese music with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Thomas currently serves on the voice faculty at Utah State University.
Hailed by Gramophone for her “shining” voice “with extra depth to the sound,” Emily Workman has performed leading roles in many fully staged and orchestrated operas including but not limited to, “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Così fan tutte,” “Suor Angelica,” and “La Bohème.” Emily also sang the role of The Governess in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at the Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw, Poland. The premiere recording was nominated as best opera album of the year by the International Classical Music Awards. Ms. Workman is a master’s graduate of Yale School of Music’s prestigious opera program.
Baritone Shea Owens was recently a guest soloist with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for its “Love Thy Neighbor” special event. He was also recently a member of the soloist ensemble at Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland, where his roles included Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Marcello in La bohème, Valentin in Faust, and Alvaro in Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, among others.
Mr. Owens is now the Director of Opera at Brigham Young University and recently sang his first performances of the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Upcoming engagements include the role of Mercutio in Central City Opera’s Roméo et Juliette and the baritone soloist in Carmina burana with Theater St. Gallen.
Lieto Voices! A Community Choir is a performing and recording choir, now in its 20th year in Washington County.
Lieto is pronounced “lee - EH - toe” and is the Italian word for “glad.” The name represents glad voices joined in song.
Lieto is a strong, vibrant community choir that has the power to change lives through the presentation of the finest choral literature -- including music by local composers -- and provides members of the community an opportunity to further their musical experience by singing in an auditioned choir directed by outstanding local musicians.