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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings at Twins Game

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings at Twins Game

Wednesday June 19, 2013. Greetings from Minneapolis, Minnesota! After a very early start out of Madison Wisconsin, and a full day of travelling and singing, including participating in a dedication ceremony of the Black River Falls “Mormon Loggers” memorial (a very cool experience I will be blogging about separately), The Mormon Tabernacle Choir finally arrived in Minneapolis at approximately 5:00 PM local time. Tonight was a designated “free night”. A welcome chance to relax and see the sites prior to our final 2013 Summer Tour performance on Thursday, June 20th in the Target Center. As it turned out, we arrived on game day! Continue reading

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour 2013 Day 1: Ohio

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour 2013 Day 1: Ohio

Greetings from Shaumburg, Illinois! Having now survived a breakdown of my new laptop, a collapse of my new cell phone, and a major social-media-withdrawal-induced-panic attack of my mind, I am now eagerly climbing back into the blogosphere saddle to finally give you my Tour Updates! Here is the first of many to come: Continue reading

Mormon Soprano Instagram Blogs MoTab Tour

Mormon Soprano Instagram Blogs MoTab Tour

Greetings from the road! I am currently on tour with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Today is Day 3 of TOUR (well, technically it is now Day 4 since it’s long after midnight…) and I am in the beautiful city of Indianapolis, Indiana – USA. Unfortunately, my laptop connectivity has been on the blitz since tour … Continue reading

God Be With You Till We Meet Again

God Be With You Till We Meet Again

The beloved hymn “God Be With You till we Meet Again” was penned in 1880 by Jeremiah E. Rankin, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Washington, D.C.. It was set to music in 1882 by composer William G. Tomer, pastor of Grace Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church in Wash­ing­ton, DC.. Mr. Rankin explained; “Written…as a Christian good-bye, … Continue reading

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Normally, you would have to wait until next year for the release of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s most recent Christmas Concert. But, the MormonTabChoir YouTube channel posted a “sneak peek”, sharing this showstopping rendition of Jingle Bells arranged by director Mack Wilberg. Enjoy!

Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

The Christian hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing was written by the devout 18th century pastor and poet Robert Robinson. The text of this hymn was written in 1757 at the young age of 22. It has stood the test of time, and remains as inspiring and poignant today as it did three Centuries ago. Continue reading

Hallelujah! MoTab’s on YouTube

Hallelujah! MoTab’s on YouTube

This morning, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir officially announced the launch of their brand new YouTube Channel: “MormonTabChoir”. The announcement was introduced, appropriately, by church President Thomas S. Monson, who is the priesthood adviser to the Choir… Continue reading

Why I’m Not Blogging

Why I’m Not Blogging

If any of you are regular (or irregular?!) readers of my blog, then you may (or may not) have noticed I haven’t been “keeping up” lately. I have taken a bit of a hiatus.

I Sing and Sing and Sing and Sing…

I Sing and Sing and Sing and Sing…

…and sing, and sing….you get the idea!! I have been doing a LOT of singing lately! And, I’m going to be doing a lot more. This little primary children’s song has been running over and over in my head non-stop the past few days. I thought I’d “share the love” and put together a little … Continue reading

Becoming “Alive Inside” With Music

Becoming “Alive Inside” With Music

A new documentary entitled “Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory” is generating a lot of excitement. The film follows a social-worker named Dan Cohen as he experiments with bringing iPods to a nursing home with patients suffering from severe memory loss (including Alzheimer disease) . . . The stunning results are nothing short of miraculous! Continue reading

Easter Song “The Miracle” From Shawna Edwards

Easter Song “The Miracle” From Shawna Edwards

I am so excited to share with you the video release of a brand new Easter Song entitled “The Miracle” by my friend Shawna Edwards, a gifted Mormon musician and composer. Readers may remember Shawna’s stunning Christmas Song “Do You Have Room?” (if not, be sure to watch that video, too!) Today, Shawna has added another musical masterpiece that bears testimony of Jesus Christ’s love for each and every one of us. . . Continue reading

We Listen To A Prophet’s Voice

We Listen To A Prophet’s Voice

In 11 days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold it’s 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . This is my first in a series of posts to help us prepare for another marvelous General Conference. The feelings of love and joy for the blessing and opportunity we have to listen to a living prophet of God is captured well in the words of one of our hymns, “We Listen To A Prophet’s Voice”. Continue reading

Flute and Harp Duo Lift Spirits

Flute and Harp Duo Lift Spirits

“Have you had your music today?” That is what Tamara Oswald, (harp) and Jeannine Goeckeritz, (flute) ask their viewers in their new series of videos released recently on YouTube. In this video, they perform the beloved classic Londonderry Air – “Danny Boy”, arranged by Sam Cardon, from their new CD ~ Chanson ~ Music of Light, Peace and Relaxation Filmed above the city in a peaceful rooftop garden on the LDS Conference Center, this piece was a beloved favorite of the late President Gordon B. Hinckley who’s vision and example inspired generations . . . Continue reading

Alex Boyé Takes Music To Higher Ground

Alex Boyé Takes Music To Higher Ground

The latest release by the irresistible Piano Guys, entitled “Peponi”, has become yet another YouTube sensation for the classical duo. But, this one is an extra special treat. Pianist Jon Schmidt and Cellist Steven Sharp Nelson partnered with vocal powerhouse, (and my personal friend), Alex Boyé to create an African “spiritualization” of Coldplay’s hit song “Paradise”. Alex Boyé is a British-born Mormon convert of Nigerian descent who currently lives in Utah, USA. Alex is a husband, a father, and a professional singer and actor. He gives his whole heart and soul into each performance, and allows his music to stand as a testament of his life and faith… Continue reading