Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles and Sousa Mendes Foundation

Presents: Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides


Saturday, January 27, 2018
7:00 P.M.

Event Description

The Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles present the world premiere of the dramatic oratorio Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides by Neely Bruce in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. The concert, conducted by Barlow Bradford, will be held on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018 and highlights the inspiring true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Holocaust rescuer who saved thousands of refugee families escaping Nazi-occupied Europe in 1940.  

Soloists include David Sauer, tenor; Michelle Pedersen, soprano; Andrew Neumayer, baritone; Adam Griffiths, tenor; and Elizabeth Peters, soprano. The narrator is the actor Michel Gill. Featuring the University of Utah Chamber Choir, the University of Utah A Cappella Choir, and the choirs of Syracuse High School (Syracuse), Pineview High School (St. George), American Heritage School (American Fork), Alta High School (Sandy), Westlake High School (Saratoga Springs), Woods Cross High School (Woods Cross), and Hillcrest High School (Midvale). Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams will deliver opening remarks.  


  • Free tickets are required for this event. There is a limit of four tickets per person.
  • On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, tickets may be obtained over the internet or by calling 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll-free 1-866-537-8457 (1-866-LDS-TIKS) beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Based on availability, tickets may be obtained in person at the ticket office located at door 4 of the Conference Center beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The ticket office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Seating will be general admission.

Special Considerations

  • Tickets are required for this event. Patrons should be in their seats 15 minutes before the event start time.
  • Standby seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line is formed at the flagpole on Temple Square. 
  • For this event in the Tabernacle, admission is open to those ages eight and older.
  • Ambulatory impairment seating is available. Patrons who require such seating should inform the ticket office when they obtain tickets or inform Guest Services when they arrive at the event.
  • Service dogs are not allowed in venues where meetings or events are being broadcast or recorded. Ushers will direct you to overflow viewing rooms where your service dog is allowed.
  • Patrons should not bring cameras or audio or video recording devices into the Tabernacle. Photographs are not permitted during the performance.
  • Sunday dress is encouraged.
  • Patrons should turn off pagers, cellular phones, and similar electronic devices during the performance.
  • Weapons (including pocketknives) are not permitted in the Tabernacle.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the Tabernacle.
  • Patrons may not bring packages or backpacks into the Tabernacle.
  • Those attending the production should consider traffic congestion, plan to arrive early, and park in designated parking areas only.
  • The Tabernacle doors will open 60 minutes before the performance start time.
  • The length of the performance is approximately 135 minutes.