Cantus Youth Choirs is proud to present Elizabeth Pike Murdock and Rick Murdock as guest vocalists at the Season 13 Winter Concert, THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS. Tickets are now on sale!
The Murdocks are often found in recording studios in Salt Lake City where they sing with ensembles featured in varied media productions like Ash Vs. Evil Dead and The Wish Dragon.
Elizabeth Pike Murdock holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University’s School of Music. Liz has twice been the featured soprano soloist with the Chorale and Orchestra at Temple Square where she’s performed Poulenc’s Gloria and Faure’s Requiem. She has played Mary Magdalene in Savior of the World at the LDS Conference Center. Her opera credits include Mimi in La Boheme and Pamina in The Magic Flute. She has also performed as a soprano soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Mozart’s Requiem, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. She was a district finalist in the Metropolitan Opera competition, a Semi-Finalist in the Leni Fe Bland Competition in Santa Barbara. Liz teaches Let’s Play Music, a group music class for young children, and maintains a voice studio out of her home in Salt Lake City where she resides with her husband, Rick, and their 5 budding singers.
Rick Murdock also graduated from BYU’s School of Music. His day job is in training and development where he works as an internal leadership consultant for the State of Utah and as adjunct faculty at BYU’s business school. His performance credits include Musical Theatre, Opera, Solo, and Ensemble work. He has most recently been seen as Pulitzer in Centerpoint Theater’s Newsies! He has played various roles in the LDS Church’s production of Savior of the World at the Conference Center Theatre in Salt Lake City. For the last 12 years, he has sung with Voice Male, a popular, Utah-based six-man a cappella group. He’s the author of Convergence, a novel. His favorite performances are like tonight’s, where he can stand next to Liz, his wife of 21 years.