The Temple Square Festival of Choirs is a series of concerts held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. This year’s festival includes many choirs from around Utah who will be performing at various times on April 27th and 28th.
Some of the choirs performing include the Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, USU’s Chamber Singers, and various LDS Institute choirs, including the Logan Institute Singers. Each of these choirs will first perform separately, but then join together for the finale to sing as a giant mega-choir.
“You know, I think we’re anticipating 250 to 300 voices," said Allen Matthews, current choir director for the Logan Institute Singers. "This is the first time that they have reached out and asked the respective institute choirs to take part in this annual Temple Square Festival of Choirs.”
The USU Chamber Singers will also join the institute singers for the weekend. As both groups are based at USU, there are a few members who sing for both groups.
Kiara Anjewierden and Bre Maxwell sing in the USU Chamber Singers as well as the Logan Institute Choir, which are both very different.
“I do chamber singers for myself, and do institute singers for other people,” Anjewierden said.
“Institute singers seems like a family to me. We’re always looking out for each other, and that’s one thing you don’t always get at a university level,” Maxwell said.
Despite their differences, the two choirs will sing together with the rest of the choirs for the finale.