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The John Rutter Requiem will be the Easter-season offering at Hale Center Theater, 2801 S. Main, with performances tonight and April 16, at 6 and 8 p.m.

The work will be performed by the Wasatch Chamber Choir, which offered the Rutter Magnificat last December. Leo Dean will direct, with piano accompaniment by Janeene Stephenson.Admission is free, but reservations may be made by calling 484-9257.

- THE OGDEN COMMUNITY CHOIR will present Haydn's "The Creation" in three performances this month. They will take place at 7 this evening in the Ogden Tabernacle, at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the Temple Square Assembly Hall and at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Brigham City Tabernacle.

Admission to each is free.

With organ accompaniment by Karen J. Miller, the oratorio will be presented in English, with soloists drawn from the choir. Evelyn M. Harris directs the group, which was founded in 1971.

- FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will offer "The Life of Christ in Art Song" as part of its Palm Sunday observances this evening at 7:30.

Performing will be soprano Anne Rasmussen and alto Mary Wescott, accompanied by Sherrie Rasmussen. Individually and together they will illustrate the prophecy, birth, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ through song, with scripture readings by the Revs. Bob Sewell, Ron Ridges, Jim Cowell and Ok Nam Kim.

Admission is free.

- THE SALT LAKE CITY Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a members' recital of French organ music at 7:30 this evening at First Congregational Church, 2150 S. Foothill Dr.

Chapter members will be heard in music of Langlais, Clerambault, Gigout and others. Admission is free, with a reception to follow.

- CACHE VALLEY'S own community-based orchestra, the Cache Chamber Orchestra, will present a free concert at 7:30 this evening at the Eccles Conference Center on the Utah State University campus.

The program features the orchestra under its new conductor, Robert Frost, and two guest soloists, violinist Jeremy Larsen and cellist Brian Ashton. They will be heard in, respectively, "Spring" from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" and Gretry-Bazelaire's "Suite Rococo." Both are students at Logan High School.

In addition the orchestra will perform C.P.E. Bach's Sinfonia II and Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 7.

- ALSO AT USU this week, students and faculty members from the music department will offer a "Happy Belated Birthday Bach" concert on Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of the Logan school's Chase Fine Arts Center.

Admission is $3 for a program that will include Bach organ pieces played by students of James Drake, sonatas featuring flutist Leslie Timmons and trumpeter Cody Birdwell, and vocal selections by Bonnie Slade and Marla Volovna.

Bach would have been 310 years old on March 21.

- BALLET WEST continues performances of its spring repertory program at the Capitol Theatre Wednesday through Saturday, April 12-15, at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets are $9-$45, available at the theatre, or call 355-ARTS.

The program includes Raymond Van Mason's "Seasons" with music by Kurt Bestor; the Utah premiere of "Bonjour Brel," choreographed by Eddy Toussaint to music of Jacques Brel; and "The Faun," a solo choreographed and performed by principal artist Jiang Qi to a drum composition of Wayne Coons.

"Carmina Burana" by John Butler, a favorite of Utah audiences, will feature the Utah Chamber Orchestra, Utah Symphony Chorus, soprano Diane Owens, tenor Marc Deaton and baritone David Power, with Terence Kern conducting.

- ITALIAN PIANIST Giuseppe Lupis, who last appeared here in connection with the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, returns to perform an all-Gershwin program on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.

His program, which is free to the public, will feature him in selections from the Gershwin songbook, music from "Porgy and Bess," the three Preludes and a complete performance of the "Rhapsody in Blue."

Also on Temple Square this week, the Bountiful High School A Cappella will present a program including Leonard Bernstein's "Chi-ches-ter Psalms" on Wednesday, April 12, also in the Assembly Hall. Merrilee Webb directs the group.

Then on Friday, April 14, also at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall, Matthew Faerber will lead the Jay Welch Chorale in the Durufle Requiem, with organ and orchestra. Soprano Colleen Butler and bass M. Judd Sheranian are the featured soloists.

Also on the program: "Hallelujah" from Beethoven's "Christ on the Mount of Olives," Tchesnokoff's "Now We Sing Thy Praise," "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" and the Crusaders' Hymn.

Admission to each is free, but limited to those 8 and older.

- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Provo school's Harris Fine Arts Center. Sherie Dunford conducts the group.

Other free concerts at the Fine Arts Center include performances by eight string chamber ensembles on Tuesday, the BYU Guitar Ensemble on Wednesday, April 12, and the Brass Choir, Trombone Choir, two brass sextets and a horn quartet on Thursday, April 13, all at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

- WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY'S Orchesis Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concert, "Six Dances," Thursday through Saturday, April 13-15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Browning Center for the Performing Arts on the Ogden campus.

Programed works includes choreographies by Georgia Harren, Joanne L. Lawrence, Jennifer Kaye Rudd, Brent Schneider and Erik Stern, and art by Arthur Adelmann. Tickets are $8 ($5 students), available in advance at the Dee Events Center or at the door.

- DUO-PIANISTS Susan Duehlmeier and Bonnie Gritton - the Duehlmeier-Gritton Duo - will be the featured guests on next weekend's Utah Symphony concerts, to be presented Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall.

Both former students of Gladys Gladstone's, the two are currently full-time faculty members at the University of Utah. They will be heard Friday and Saturday in the Concerto for Two Pianos of Francis Poulenc.

Associate conductor Robert Henderson will lead the orchestra in a program that also includes Ginastera's "Pampeana No. 3" and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, the "Reformation" Symphony.

Tickets each night are priced from $12 to $33; for information call 533-NOTE.

- TOP PERFORMERS from BYU's folk dance program will offer sampler concerts representing more than a dozen cultures on Saturday, April 15. Showing the sort of program the International Folk Dancers present on tour, the concerts will be at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in the dance studio theater, 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $4, available at 165 Richards or at the door.

The International Folk Dancers, with Ed Austin as artistic director, will travel to Quebec this summer for the Drummondville World Folk Festival, then will perform in several major U.S. cities. Mark Geslison will direct musicians who will perform on traditional folk instruments, as well as the dulcimer, bohdran and brac.

- THE MORMON YOUTH CHORUS and Symphony will present their annual Easter concert on Saturday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Under the theme "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today," the program will offer music director Robert C. Bowden's arrangement of that anthem, along with choruses from Beethoven's "Christ on the Mount of Olives," Haydn's "The Creation" and Mendelssohn's "St. Paul."

Also scheduled are "On the Cross" from Janice Kapp Perry's "The Savior of the World," the Randall Thompson "Alleluia" and John Rutter's "Praise Ye the Lord" and "O Clap Your Hands."

No tickets are required, but admission is limited to those 8 and older.