Sunday Concert Series
Swing by the Springville Museum of Art on November 19th at 4:30.
The Sunday Concert Series on November 19th, sponsored by the Springville Arts Commission, will feature baritone, Rex Kocherhans and soprano, Melissa Heath accompanied by Jill Winters. Performances are held at the Springville Museum of Art starting at 4:30 p.m. and are free to the public. Rex Kocherhans has been a featured soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake Choral Artists, Utah Baroque Ensemble, and BYU Singers. Rex is a founding member of the nationally renowned quartet Reprise, which won the Gold Medal at the international collegiate barbershop competition and has shared the stage with the King’s Singers. He performed in Europe, West Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East with the BYU Singers, including concerts at the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. Rex is founder and Artistic Director of Consortium and Deseret Chamber Singers, chamber ensembles based in Salt Lake City. His voice can be heard on numerous commercial recording projects. He currently lives in Lehi, Utah, with his four favorite people: his talented and supportive wife Kate and three daughters.
Soprano Melissa Heath enjoys a varied career of opera, concert and recital work. Hailed as a “soaring, sparkling soprano” with “vivacious stage presence”, Ms. Heath has been a state finalist and district winner in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions. In 2012 and 2014, she was a regional finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s biennial art song competition. Ms. Heath received her Bachelor’s degree in voice from Brigham Young University and sang for four years with BYU Singers. She holds an MM and a DMA in voice from the University of Utah. She currently teaches at Utah Valley University.
Jill Winters, accompanist, has a master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy from BYU and maintains a small private piano studio in Lindon. Jill also has a master’s degree in choral conducting and conducts Cantus, a select women’s choir. She has also conducted the BYU Alumni Choir, the Wasatch Chamber Singers, the BYU University Chorale, and a choir of women inmates at the Utah State Prison. At BYU, Jill taught choral pedagogy, conducting classes, group piano, keyboard harmony, and private piano.
The annual Utah Valley Hand Bell Ringers Christmas concerts will be held Sunday, December 14th. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets are free of charge and can be obtained at the Springville Museum of Art during business hours after Thanksgiving weekend.
Rex Kocherhans of the nationally renowned quartet “Reprise”.