Shea Owens in Concert
December 18 3:00 pm | Auburn United Methodist Church Sanctuary
On Sunday, December 18, Auburn UMC welcomes world renowned baritone Shea Owens for a 3pm performance. Shea Owens was recently a member of the ensemble at Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland, at which his roles included Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Marcello in La bohème, Valentin in Faust, and Alvaro in Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, among others. On the concert stage he sang Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Cimarosa’s Il maestro di cappella with the Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen. He sang Colonel Ricci in Sondheim’s Passion at the Théâtre du Chátelet and joined the orchestra of the Grand Théatre de Genève in concerts of popular repertoire.
Mr. Owens is now the Director of Opera at Brigham Young University and recently sang his first performances of the title role of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the university’s choirs at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Also this season, he returned to Utah Opera as Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance after previously joining the company as a member of its Young Artist Program. Along with traditional operatic and concert work, he especially enjoys the challenge and novelty of interpreting the works of living composers and has sung Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers alongside legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
Most recently, Mr. Owens was featured soloist with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square for the special performance entitled “Love Your Neighbor” which brought him considerable notoriety and international acclaim.
All of our concerts this holiday season are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.