While it is Rose's desire to have a professional-sounding choir that he hopes will ultimately be able to record, all people 18 and older are invited to audition, regardless of prior experience and training.
Chorale members will work hard, Rose said, but more importantly they will have fun.
"You can't sing well if you don't enjoy it," he said. "My first priority is to make sure this is enjoyable. After that everything else will fall into place."
The Utah Master Chorale will perform in both Salt Lake and Davis counties. Specific concerts have already been planned for Christmas 2005 as well as late spring 2006. One of the chorale's Christmas performances will take place on Temple Square.
In addition to the performances that are already scheduled, Rose said there will be other performances scheduled as the choir grows and begins to perform.
The chorale, which will hold its practices on Saturday mornings at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection beginning in September, is something that Rose has wanted to start for several years.
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.
"I want to provide concerts that both the audience and performers are glad they participated in," he said.
"I hope members of the choir will greatly enjoy both rehearsals and shows," he added.
"Not only will they learn music, but I will be very interactive. Hopefully, they'll come away musically improved."
While other choirs have been based in, and performed in Davis County, Rose said he hopes the Utah Master Chorale will have staying power within the community.
"The community has enjoyed other groups who performed in the past," Rose said. "I think they'll enjoy this one, too."
More information concerning Rose, the Utah Master Chorale and auditions can be found at www.utahmaster chorale.org.