In this stirring patriotic concert, the Heritage Choir will feature music that celebrates our country, our flag, and our veterans. Dr. Nancy Allred and Dr. Ken Peterson will be directing the choir, with Karen Cantera, pianist and organist. Dr. Allred will also accompany many of the piano selections for this concert.
The Choir is excited to perform many audience favorites: “God Bless America,” “America the Beautiful,” “Prayer for Our Time,” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Fred Fagergren, bass soloist from the choir, will perform the poignant “Requiem for a Soldier” with the choir. The wonderful tribute, “Salute to the Armed Forces,” another audience favorite, will pay homage to all veterans who have valiantly served our country.
The Choir is pleased to welcome guest soloist, Payton Kemp, to the Tabernacle, who will sing the National Anthem and also “O America”, a fitting tribute to our country and freedom. A native of Orem, Payton’s singing talent was first discovered by his grandmother when he was a toddler. When he was 9-years-old, he was cast as Young Tarzan in Tuacahn’s production of "Tarzan." That same year, Payton was also cast as Admetus in "Cats." The next year, he played Flounder in Tuacahn’s "Little Mermaid." In 2013, Payton won Dixie’s Got Talent; and he was also cast as the First Live Boy in Tuacahn’s "Starlight Express." Last summer, Payton was cast as Flounder once again in Disney’s newly written "Little Mermaid." Payton frequently volunteers his time and talents singing at church functions and other events.
The Choir recently completed a successful performance tour to San Diego in May for the Mormon Battalion. After a summer break, the Choir’s next major performance will be on September 18-19, 2015 in the Cox Auditorium, as the Choir and DSU Music Department sponsor the Southwest Choral Festival, with renowned guest conductor, Dr. Ronald Staheli.
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