11 Jun 2016
1375 Presidents Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Libby Gardner Hall
One Voice Children's Choir & Phoenix Children's Chorus
Masa Fukuda OVCC Artistic Director & Ron Carpenter PCC Artistic Director
The internationally renowned One Voice Children’s Choir presents their summer concert “Shine” on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the University of Utah’s Libby Gardner Hall. Joining One Voice Children’s Choir for this special concert is the outstanding Phoenix Children’s Chorus.
The internationally renowned One Voice Children’s Choir presents their summer concert “Shine” on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the University of Utah’s Libby Gardner Hall. Joining One Voice Children’s Choir for this special concert is the outstanding Phoenix Children’s Chorus. One-Man Show of Music, Comedy, Parody and Impressions” entertainer Jason Hewlett will emcee the OVCC annual summer concert.
Under the baton of Masa Fukuda, Utah’s beloved One Voice Children’s Choir has received numerous awards including the John Lennon International Music Award, the Best of State Award for Best Children’s Performing Group (2014, 2015, 2016), as well as the BOSS statue for Most Outstanding in the Arts and Entertainment division. One Voice Children’s Choir attained an international following after they were featured with popular singers Alex Boye and Lexi Walker in a music video cover of “Let It Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen.” The video went viral with more than 78 million views and was named YouTube’s Top Cover of 2014 and No. 1 Best Cover by Time Magazine. The Choir appeared on the 9th season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” at Radio City Music Hall, making it to the quarter-finals round. Most recently, the choir performed at the White House for President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. The choir has also performed with artists such as David Archuleta, The Piano Guys, Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix, Peter Breinholt, Kurt Bestor, and Barry Manilow. In June of 2017, the Choir will tour to Paris and Normandy, France, to perform for the D-Day Commemoration.
The Phoenix Children’s Chorus has been transforming children’s lives through choral music since 1984. Under the artistic direction of Ron Carpenter the organization provides quality choral music education to more than 350 children and teenagers annually. The award-winning Phoenix Children’s Chorus has performed in Argentina, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Russia, Canada, Mexico, China, Italy, and throughout the United States serving as musical ambassadors representing the State of Arizona and the United States. The Chorus regularly performs with leading music organizations including the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Musicfest, Musical Instrument Museum, and Live Nation Entertainment; and has been featured on National Public Radio’s nationally syndicated show “From the Top.” The Chorus has also performed with Rita Coolidge, Marty Ashby, Roger Waters, Andre Rieu, Wayne Newton and Stevie Wonder. In June of 2017, Phoenix Children’s Chorus will appear at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY.
Well-regarded as a G-Rated, family-friendly performer, Jason Hewlett has received Utah’s “Best of State” honors in their “Arts and Entertainment” category numerous times and is an internationally recognized and sought after motivational speaker.