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Free Davis County concerts celebrate musical treasures
by JENNIFFER WARDELL
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THE CONCERTS feature singers from all across Davis County.
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THE CONCERTS feature singers from all across Davis County. Stock photo
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BOUNTIFUL - There’s a lot of musical talent in Davis County just waiting to be discovered. 

Both West Bountiful and the Davis Arts Council will be holding concerts celebrating the hidden talent of local residents on March 14. The DAC concert will focus on young performers, while the West Bountiful concert will include a surprise reveal the night of the event. 

“We’ve discovered a local treasure,” said Colleen Maloy, who organizes the West Bountiful concerts. “It will be a wonderful music program.” 

The West Bountiful concert, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature vocal performances by city residents Wayne Eckman (second tenor/baritone), Michelle Cox (soprano), Boyd Fisher (first tenor), David Meidell (second tenor/bass), Lance Ridges (bass) and Ruth Stoddard (alto/first tenor). Eckman will also play the accordian. 

The musical selection will cover everything from pop classics such as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Sixteen Tons” to religious songs such as “Prayer of the Children.” There will also be crowd favorites such as “Sound of Music” and “God Bless America.” 

“There will be a fun variety of songs,” said Maloy, adding that there will also be plenty of opportunity for audience interaction. 

Though the singers have a previous agreement that forbids them from revealing any more details, Maloy said they’ll have a surprise announcement for the night of the concert. 

Further, the Davis Arts Council will present their March chamber music concert Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Kaysville Tabernacle. The concert will focus on young performers from Davis County, and will include a string quartet as well as violin, piano, cello and flute soloists. 

The featured performer will be soprano Melissa Stettler, a Layton resident studying music at the University of Utah. She has soloed with the school’s Chamber Choir and Opera Workshop, and before that was a soloist with the International Children’s Choir. 

West Bountiful City Hall is located at 550 N. 800 West. The Kaysville Tabernacle is located at 198 W. Center Street.



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