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E.V. choral group a hot ticket in Salt Lake City

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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:15 am

Selling out a performance at the world-famous Tabernacle at Temple Square in Salt Lake City is an accommplishment in itself, but doing it in 20 minutes is extraordinary. Yet that’s what the East Valley Mormon Choral Organization has done, in just its second year of operation.

The Mesa-based group was invited, along with an Orange County sister organization, to participate in a summer concert series at the venue, performing the original oratorio “Messiah in America” on June 3. Tickets were gone shortly after they went on sale May 3.

“This is unbelievable. We did not expect this.” EVMCO co-founder and director Brandon Stewart said, “We are excited that between our members, their families and our growing reputation we will literally pack the house in June.”

The East Valley Mormon Choral Organization is part of an independent nonprofit group dedicated to fostering excellence in quality sacred, choral and classical music. Those not able to get tickets for the Salt Lake City event can see them perform a patriotic concert with country artist Collin Raye at the Mesa Arts Center, 5 and 8 p.m. May 21.

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