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.

11:30 AM11:30

Solo and Ensemble Auditions

If you’d like to perform as a solo or small ensemble (duet, trio, quartet, small chamber group) today’s the day to audition! After our normal rehearsal 9-11:30, Music Director Denisse will listen to interested groups perform an excerpt (ideally the piece your group is performing at the concert on March 24). Notifications will be sent later about groups chosen to perform.

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11:30 AM11:30

Handel's Messiah Vocal Auditions

The symphony is holding open auditions for vocal soloists for our 25th annual "sing-along" performance of Handel's Messiah (the performance will be held on Sunday evening, 7 PM, December 16, 2018, at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan)!

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)

7. And He Shall Purify (Chorus)

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)

23. He was Despised (Alto)

24. Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (Chorus)

26. All We Like Sheep (Chorus)

38. How beautiful are the feet of Him (Duet Alto/Chorus)

42. He That Dwelleth in Heaven (Tenor)

43. Thou Shalt Break Them (Tenor)

44. Hallelujah (Chorus)

45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (Soprano)

47. Behold, I tell you a Mystery (Bass)

48. The Trumpet Shall Sound (Bass)

53. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain (Chorus)

Auditions will be held at West Jordan City Hall (8000 S Redwood Road) in the 1st Floor Community Room, Saturday, November 3rd at 11:30 AM.

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Utah Live! Joint Concert with Utah Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 PM19:30

Utah Live! Joint Concert with Utah Philharmonic Orchestra

Optional Dress Rehearsal
Juan Diego Catholic High School
Thursday, September 6th
7:00-9:30 PM

Optional dress rehearsal for Friday night's concert, including:

  • Smetana - The Bartered Bride
  • Shostakovich - Tahiti Trot (arrangment)
  • And several Michael Strickland arrangements - fun things like Music of the Night and Bumble Boogie (based off of The Bumblebee)

Michael Strickland Concert
Juan Diego Catholic High School
Friday, September 7th
Concert Call Time 7:00 PM

The strings are invited, but not obligated, to pop in and play at least the Michael Strickland pieces. They would love to have you!

Surround Sound Concert (with High School Students)
Juan Diego Catholic High School
Saturday, September 8th
Concert Call Time 6:30 PM

All WJS members invited to play!

  • Indiana Jones (arr. Victor Lopez)
  • Lord of the Rings (arr. Bob Cerulli)
  • Harry Potter (arr. Michael Story)
  • Magnificent Seven (arr. Roy Phillippe)

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9:00 AM09:00

Rehearsals Resume

West Jordan Symphony 2018-2019
Rehearsals Resume Saturday, August 25th!

Hello West Jordan Symphony musicians! Hope you're having a great summer! Here's the schedule so far!

Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:00 PM
Viridian Event Center

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 6:00 PM
Viridian Event Center

December, 2018 (date TBD)

Our first concert will feature Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof, Selections from Phatom of the Opera, Highlights from Wicked, The Sound of Music, and Music from Evita!

Rehearsals will be at West Jordan City Hall (1st floor, community room), 9-11:30 AM, starting Saturday, August 25th.

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Spring Concert - From the New World
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Concert - From the New World

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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