Even as Rose served as chorus master and conductor with the Orchestra and Chorus of Sandy City during the past four years, he was mulling over the idea of creating a chorale in Davis County.
"It is wonderful to work with excellent musicians," Rose said, "and to be able to direct them is very fulfilling to me."
While the chorale held its first auditions in June, those who were selected to perform with the group did not begin practice until Septem-ber.
Rose said he is pleased about the progress the chorale has made in such a short period of time.
"I feel really good about where we are at," he said. "Everything I'd hoped for with the members of the chorale and quality of singers is right on."
Rose said that after the group's performance in Kaysville, several people wanted to know when the chorale would be performing next. He said he hopes the news that the chorale exists will spread as it continues to perform well.
With a new group that is probably one of the most challenging things -- to let people know that you exist.
The chorale is continuing its search for new and talented members. Those who are interested in auditioning for the group are invited to visit the chorale's Web site, www.
utahmasterchorale.org and review the auditioning information there.
"We have a few more women than men," Rose said. "It'd be nice to see more men."
Tickets the performances at the Bountiful Community Church are available on the Web site or at the door. Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $10 for a family.