06/11/12 Salt Lake Tribune: Sing with me at this year's Summer Choral Institute
It’s time again for the annual Summer Choral Institute, a series of singing activities and concerts sponsored by Salt Lake Choral Artists.
This time around, most of the rehearsals and classes for the summerlong slate of events will take place in the building SLCA hopes to purchase soon, a onetime LDS meetinghouse at 700 N. 200 West, Salt Lake City.
SLCA’s various performing choirs used the building for rehearsals during this past season, said Jane Fjeldsted, conductor of SLCA Women’s Choir and chairwoman of the capital campaign committee working toward purchase of the building.
“It’s a great place to have rehearsals and education programs, teach musicianship courses and theory, and bring the SLCA staff together for planning,” Fjeldsted said.
The hoped-for new home for SLCA belongs to Salt Lake City architect Wally Cooper, who formerly housed his architectural firm there. SLCA has received a matching grant from the Benjamin Foundation to cover half the purchase price, which exceeds $1 million, Fjeldsted said.
Efforts are under way to raise SLCA’s share of the cost, but in the meantime, there’s music to be made, and much of it will emanate from the edifice now known as the SLCA Building...continue reading