Local ensemble Utopia Early Music to present German Baroque Christmas music
Published: November 26, 2012 03:30PM
Updated: November 26, 2012 03:32PM

Local ensemble Utopia Early Music will continue its fourth season with “Heaven to Earth: A German Baroque Christmas" on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m.; on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m; and Sunday, Dec.9 at 5 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark (231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City)

Admission: free‐will payment (suggested $15 general/$12 seniors/$10 students).

According to the group, the show "journeys from expectation and longing to celebration and fulfillment. Presenting works of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries, and predecessors. Utopia's two founding members will be joined by eight other musicians, including two guest artists from San Francisco. A vocal quintet, two violinists, organ, and viola da gamba will perform works by Bach, Johann Hermann Schein, Samuel Scheidt, Heinrich Schütz, Dietrich Buxtehude, and others, including selections from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and settings of German Advent and Christmas songs that are still sung today."