Music notes: 'Phantom of the Opera' star to perform with Utah Symphony

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Utah Symphony to welcome Broadway star

Under the direction of Jerry Steichen, principal pops conductor, the Utah Symphony will welcome Broadway star Doug LaBrecque (The Phantom of the Opera) and "American Idol" finalist LaKisha Jones to the stage for a musical "Holiday Celebration," also featuring the West Jordan High School concert choir. Visit for information.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22, 8 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $29-$85; visit

Choral music from around the world

This unusual holiday concert will feature all the choirs of the Salt Lake Choral Artists in carols and traditional songs from six continents and the islands of the seas.

When • Saturday, Dec. 22, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10-$20; visit

Trumpet shall sound

Oratorio Society of Utah will present its annual performance of Handel's "Messiah," under the direction of Morris F. Lee, with Nachtmusik Chamber Orchestra.

When • Tonight at 7

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; visit

S.L. Symphonic Choir to perform

Under the direction of Erin Pike Tall, the choir will present "The Story of Christmas in Sacred Word and Song."

When • Tonight at 7:30

Where • St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights

Tickets • Free

Group to sing original yule music

The Ruth Gatrell Singers will feature original Christmas music composed by director Ruth Gatrell and will include music based on the Book of Mormon happenings on the American continent at the time of the Savior's birth.

When • Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m.

Where • Farmington Community Arts Center, 120 S. Main St., Farmington

Tickets • Free

Bible Church to host Christmas concert

The Oquirrh Mountain Symphony will present a Christmas concert, "NOEL! NOEL! Rejoice and Be Merry!"

When • Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 S. 2700 West, Riverton

Tickets • $10

Choral group will perform

The Sally Bytheway Chorale will perform.

When • Saturday, Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Assembly Hall, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

'Rejoice! Rejoice!'

The Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Erin Pike Tall, will present "Rejoice, Rejoice!"

When • Saturday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Waterford School, 1480 E. 9400 South, Sandy

Tickets • Free

Thou that tellest good tidings

The Cottonwood Heights LDS Stake Center will sponsor Handel's "Messiah." Soprano soloist is the celebrated coloratura Erin Morley.

When • Sunday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m.

Where • Cottonwood Heights LDS Stake center, 6890 S. 2225 East, Cottonwood Heights

Tickets • Free

Student musicians to perform at Juan Diego

The Juan Diego Orchestral Christmas Concert will feature the Juan Diego Orchestra, String Quartet and St. John the Baptist Middle School Intermediate Orchestra, Beginning Orchestra, Elementary Orchestra and Saint Andrew Orchestra students.

When • Monday, Dec. 17, 7-9 p.m.

Where • Juan Diego Catholic High School, 11800 S. 300 East, Draper

Tickets • Free