West Jordan Symphony

The West Jordan Symphony is an all-volunteer organization of musicians from around the Salt Lake Valley dedicated to the performance of great music. We rehearse regularly on Saturdays 9-11:30 AM at West Jordan City Hall (8000 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84088), 1st floor Community Room.


Spring Concert
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Concert

The West Jordan Symphony’s annual Spring Concert, entitled From the New World, will feature Antonín Dvořák's 9th Symphony in its entirety! Come and listen as the musical story unfolds: the excitement and trepidation of setting out on a new journey, the nostalgia and longing for home, pressing onward, ending with the final, triumphant fanfare! Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings will also be performed--a piece of exquisite beauty and heart-rending melancholy! A performance not to be missed!

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Repertoire:

Barber - Adagio for Strings

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 Mvmt 1-4

Concert Program

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Come Dream With Me
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Come Dream With Me

Jeannine Goeckeritz, billboard charting artist, and principal flautist for the Orchestra at Temple Square will perform pieces from her latest album "Come Dream With Me" accompanied by the West Jordan Symphony!

Concert Repertoire

  • Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard, arr. Ryan Murphy
  • Dances With Wolves - John Barry, arr. Steven Rosenhaus
  • Nella Fantasia - Ennio Morricone, arr. J. Scott Rakozy
  • Like An Angel Passing Through My Room - Chance Thomas
  • Amazing Grace - Shane Mickelsen
  • Crisantemi - Giacomo Puccini
  • Requiem - Shane Mickelsen
  • Come Dream With Me - Stephen Nelson
  • My Favorite Things - Richard Rodgers, arr. Ryan Murphy
  • Nimrod - Edward Elgar

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Media:

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Program (PDF)

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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Handel's Messiah Sing-a-long

Handel's Messiah featuring soloists from the community with the West Jordan Symphony!

  • Elise Vikari - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
  • Felicia Lundie - How Beautiful Are the Feet
  • Kacee Mickelsen - He Shall Feed His Flock (soprano)
  • Angela Bowles - Recit. 14-16
  • Olivia Moore - Behold, a Virgin Shall conceive, Oh Thou That Telleth
  • Merillee Zielke - Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind, He Shall Feed His Flock (mezzo)
  • Alex Schmalz - Thus Saith The Lord, But Who May Abide
  • David Combs - He That Dwelleth In The Heavens, Thou Shalt Break Them
  • Jerry Westberg - Comfort Ye, Every Valley

 

Pieces and order:

 

1. Overture

2. Comfort Ye

3. Every Valley

4. And The Glory

5. Thus Saith The Lord

6. But Who May Abide

8. Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive 

9. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings

12. For Unto Us A Child Is Born

13. Pastoral 

14. There Were Shepherds

15. And The Angel Said Unto Them

16. And Suddenly

17. Glory to God

19. Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind

20. He Shall Feed His Flock

22. Behold The Lamb of God

24. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs

38. How Beautiful Are the Feet

42. He That Dwelleth in the Heavens*

43. Thou Shalt Break Them*

44. Hallelujah

45. My Redeemer Liveth

53. Worthy is the Lamb

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Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

Dress Rehearsal

  • 8000 S Redwood Road West Jordan, UT, 84088 United States (map)
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Rehearsal with vocal soloists. This rehearsal will likely be at West Jordan City Hall rather than the normal rehearsal space at the Community Arts Center. We will plan on running through the whole program on both the 9th and 16th, so plan on coming for an hour near the beginning of rehearsal if you’re on the front end, or come around 10:30 if you’re near the end.

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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Rehearsal

  • 8000 S Redwood Road West Jordan, UT, 84088 United States (map)
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Rehearsal with vocal soloists. This rehearsal will likely be at West Jordan City Hall rather than the normal rehearsal space at the Community Arts Center. We will plan on running through the whole program on both the 9th and 16th, so plan on coming for an hour near the beginning of rehearsal if you’re on the front end, or come around 10:30 if you’re near the end.

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Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

Messiah Soloist Auditions

Vocal soloist try-outs for the Messiah start right after rehearsal.

The symphony is holding open auditions for vocal soloists for our upcoming 24th annual sing-along performance of Handel's Messiah on Sunday evening, December 17, 2017!

Soloists should prepare an aria he or she would like to perform from the following list. Selected soloists will perform with the West Jordan Symphony; multiple soloists will be selected as to give several qualified performers a chance to sing with the orchestra.

Pieces to be performed this year are:
1. Sinfony (symphony-only)
2. Comfort ye my people (Tenor)
3. Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (Tenor)
4. The Glory of the Lord (Chorus)
5. Thus saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts (Bass)
6. But who may abide the day of His coming (Alto)
8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto)
9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto/Chorus)
12. For unto us a Child is born (Chorus)
13. Pastoral Symphony (symphony-only)
14 a,b. There were shepherds abiding in the field (Soprano)
15. And lo the angel of the Lord came upon them (Soprano)
16. And suddenly there was an angel (Soprano)
17. Glory to God (Chorus)
19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd (Alto)
20. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Duet Alto/Soprano)
22. Behold the Lamb of God (Chorus)
24. Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (Chorus)
38. How beautiful are the feet of Him (Duet Alto/Chorus)
44. Hallelujah (Chorus)
45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (Soprano)
53. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain (Chorus)

Auditions will be held at the West Jordan Community Arts Center (1970 W 7800 S, West Jordan UT) on Saturday, November 11th at 11:30 AM.

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Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

Groundbreaking for New West Jordan Cultural Arts Facility

  • 1985 7800 South West Jordan, UT, 84088 United States (map)
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From West Jordan City's press release:

Please join Mayor Kim Rolfe and the City Council as they break ground for the West Jordan Cultural Arts Facility Wednesday, November 1st at 3 p.m. The 20,000 square-foot facility will occupy 2.85 acres in Veterans Memorial Park and include spaces for art and entertainment, including a 300-seat theater, gallery, multi-purpose rooms, and concessions. The lobby will connect to an open, west-facing plaza and sculpture garden that will be used for art exhibits and outdoor events.

Funding for the facility will come from several sources. In April 2015, the City Council authorized $3 million toward the construction of the facility. Proceeds from the sale of some city-owned property, including the old library that the Arts Council currently uses for rehearsal space, will also go toward the facility. With additional funding from the Salt Lake County Cultural Facilities Support Program, this $9.2 million facility is scheduled for completion by spring 2019.

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