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Salt Lake Men’s Choir celebrates 40 Years of stage and screen with summer concert

The Salt Lake Men’s Choir is set to commemorate its 40th anniversary with a spectacular summer concert, “40 Years of Stage and Screen.” The event will be held at the Murray High School Auditorium, located at 5400 S State Street, Murray, Utah. The concert will take place on June 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., promising an evening of musical delight and nostalgia.

Under the seasoned direction of Dennis McCracken, who has been the choir’s Music Director for the past 18 years, the performance will feature a diverse array of songs from iconic musicals and films. The repertoire is designed to evoke a wide range of emotions, from joy and laughter to deep reflection and poignancy.

Among the highlights of the evening is “Leading Men,” a medley of famous songs performed by male characters across various shows. Other selections include “Being Alive” from Company, “Sing!” from A Chorus Line, and “For Good” from Wicked. The concert will also feature powerful numbers like “God Help the Outcasts” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime, and “The Rhythm of Life” from Sweet Charity.

In celebration of Pride Month, the choir will perform “The Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie. Audiences can also look forward to whimsical and touching pieces such as “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, “The Moon and Me” from The Addams Family, and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady” from the film At the Circus.

The program includes “In Whatever Time We Have” from Children of Eden, “Not My Father’s Son” from Kinky Boots, “Sunday” from Sunday in the Park with George, and “Who Will Buy” from Oliver!. The choir will also perform a stirring rendition of “Circle of Life” from The Lion King.

The Salt Lake Men’s Choir, often referred to as “Utah’s Other Choir,” proudly celebrates its rich history of inclusivity and musical excellence. While many of the choir members are gay or bisexual, the ensemble welcomes singers from all backgrounds, fostering a diverse and supportive community.

The summer concert will be a vibrant showcase of the choir’s talent and the enduring power of musical theatre. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at saltlakemenschoir.org to ensure their spot at this special anniversary celebration.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this remarkable event, honoring four decades of unforgettable music and community spirit. Join the Salt Lake Men’s Choir for an evening that promises to be both entertaining and heartwarming as they bring to life some of the most beloved songs from stage and screen.

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