MUSIC IN THE HEART OF SOUTHERN UTAH
Lieto Voices! A Community Choir is a performing and recording choir, now in its 20th year in Washington County.
Lieto is pronounced “lee - EH - toe” and is the Italian word for “glad.” The name represents glad voices joined in song.
Lieto is a strong, vibrant community choir that has the power to change lives through the presentation of the finest choral literature -- including music by local composers -- and provides members of the community an opportunity to further their musical experience by singing in an auditioned choir directed by outstanding local musicians.
Lieto Voices performs four to six times per year. We present Spring, Fall, and Christmas concerts, along with other special performances. For the past several years, Lieto has been the featured choir for the Southwest Symphony’s performances of Handel’s Messiah and Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God. We treasure all of these opportunities to connect with the community and share our love of music. We invite you to join us at our next performance!
2022 - 2023 Concert Season
October 24, 2022
Pine View High School
Come join us for stirring choral music from some of the greatest composers and arrangers. We will be joined by Triumph! (Pine View High School women's choir). 7:30 p.m. curtain.
December 9 and 10, 2022
with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra
Get ready for Christmas with a celebration of the Holidays! Joined by Lieto Voices, we will be performing traditional Christmas favorites as well as some of your favorites from Handel’s Messiah!
Free Christmas Concert
December 21, 2022
St. George Tabernacle, 7pm
Hear the music of the season in this free presentation of Christmas choral music.
May 19 & 20, 2023
Pine View High School
We welcome your support of Lieto Voices! In addition to providing quality public entertainment, our goals include promoting original composition, collaborating with other arts organizations, and improving musical knowledge and skills in the community. If you would like to contribute financially toward these goals, please contact us through the inquiry form on this page.
Lieto Voices is grateful for the support of St George City RAP and Washington County RAP. We encourage residents to continue supporting the RAP tax.
For any inquiries, questions or comments please use the contact form below or email us at email@example.com
Sing With Us
We invite all interested singers to audition with Lieto Voices. We strive to be a well-mixed and balanced choir. As a medium-sized choir, it is important that each voice is capable of supporting and matching the quality of the other vocalists.
If you would like to audition, please contact us through the inquiry form on this page.
Auditions are held as needed per section at the beginning of each concert cycle. Candidates will be invited to attend two consecutive Lieto rehearsals, after which the audition will be held in a small group (quartet or double). If auditions are not needed in a given season, we keep a waiting list for the next season. Our maximum membership is 90 members.
Our concert schedule is moderately aggressive, with about six to ten weeks between performances. We rehearse every Tuesday night from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, and members are expected to attend each rehearsal.
Have good musical skills
Be able to read music, time signatures, and dynamic marks
Understand how to follow a conductor
Be able to blend with other voices
Be prepared to sing the two musical selections below (“April Is in My Mistress’ Face” and “America the Beautiful”)
Be prepared to attend rehearsal every Tuesday night