Tagged with music

Pandemic Panic versus Peace

In light of the “pandemic panic” which is presently creeping through our nation, and the world, I think it is important to step back, and put things into proper perspective. Nothing captures the imagination like a new scourge, and too often we worry about remote risks while ignoring real dangers…The best antidote for this kind … Continue reading

The Susan Boyle Phenomenon

In less than a week, “Susan Boyle” is fast becoming a global house-hold name. At least anywhere there is an Internet connection…What makes Susan so appealing? Yes, she has a beautiful voice. But there are many lovely singers in the world – some with much more experience, and training, not to mention camera appeal…Susan has something extra to offer… Continue reading

Consider The Lilies: Fear Not

Jesus often taught his followers to “fear not“. In today’s world climate of anxiety and uncertainty, Christ’s parable of the lily is more relevant than ever, and offers us great comfort and proper perspective. In the Master’s sermon on the mount, imagery from nature is used to remind us of God’s power over all things.  … Continue reading

Fight The Good Fight

The holy scriptures teach us of the great battle which is being waged for souls between the forces of good and the forces of evil. In this new MoSop Movie you will see that once we become truly converted to the Lord’s cause on earth, then we are recruited as His warriers for truth and righteousness…to victoriously serve our fellow men through missionary and humanitarian efforts. Continue reading

MoSop Movie Debut Takes Flight

For over a year now I have been continually amazed and inspired by the inspirational gems created on YouTube, especially the Guru of Mormon-YouTube-ism SethAdamSmith. Off and on I would say to myself: “Self, Someday I’ve got to sit down and learn how to make my own movie! I mean, how hard can it really … Continue reading

The Perfect Valentine

Through all eternity to thee A joyful song I’ll raise, For oh! Eternity is too short To utter all thy praise. ~ Joseph Addison Click To Listen: “Our God Is A God Of Love” “Our God Is A God of Love Love Is His Greatest Gift To Us Love Is Our Greatest Gift To Him … Continue reading

Halleluja Chorus! Performed Creatively

Here is a very clever and funny version of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. These “monks” have found a creative way around their vow of silence. (Kudos for all the practice hours this took to pull off!) – MoSop more about “Hallelujia Chorus! By Les Freres de S…“, posted with vodpod

The New Era “Little Baby”

In the spirit of our modern age, and Elder Ballard’s media directive, a popular LDS publication has joined the 21st Century. The New Era Magazine, written by and for Mormon teens has launched a YouTube account this week to share their creative MormonAds! Here is their Christmas 2008 greeting. more about “The New Era “Little … Continue reading

Ave Maria, Gounod and Schubert

  The Hail Mary or Ave Maria (Latin) is a traditional Catholic prayer asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. The prayer incorporates two passages from Saint Luke’s Gospel: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women” (Luke 1:28) and “Blessed art thou amongst … Continue reading

O Holy Night – Kenneth Cope & Liz Swindle Artwork

Listen to Kenneth Cope sing “O Holy Night” while viewing the masterpieces of Jesus Christ’s life created by artist Liz Lemon Swindle. I find this a powerful and wonderful way to reflect upon the meaning of Christmas. more about “O Holy Night – Kenneth Cope & Liz Swi…“, posted with vodpod

Walking In The Air with The Snowman

Last year little 6 year old Connie Talbot, WOWed Simon Cowell and the other judges of the “Briton’s Got Talent” TV search. Connie went on to become one of the winners of the television competition. She is beloved by all who hear her sweet voice, and see her charming grin. In this video, Connie sings … Continue reading

Mother Mary Went The Distance

Mother Mary Went The Distance

As we celebrate this most joyful time of year, let us not forget to pause and ponder the true reason for the season, and give thanks to those who sacrificed everything to make it possible. I always like to think about Mary, the Mother of Jesus. I consider her one of my heroes. She is … Continue reading

The Nativity Breath of Heaven

“The Nativity” is a short film produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (free copies available online). In this remix by a creative friend, Amy Grant’s song “Breath of Heaven” has replaced the original soundtrack. I think it makes a lovely fit. more about “The Nativity Breath of Heaven“, posted with vodpod

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

It’s snowing! Yes, for a limited time period, I have a “Falling Snow” feature on my site for you to enjoy (courtesy of the creative folk at WordPress). Appropriately, Salt Lake City is due for a whopper winter storm tonight, which should add an extra festive flavor for those attending the Temple Square Christmas Light … Continue reading

Music Gives Life To African Children

Twenty-five years ago Ray Barnett visited Uganda, where he first envisioned the African Children’s Choir™. Today, the Music for Life program has helped hundreds of African children receive shelter, food, education, musical training, and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Many of these children have lost one or both parents to war, AIDS, and other effects of poverty. … Continue reading

An Arabic Christmas Carol

I have discovered a lovely and fascinating video which combines a Byzantine era Christmas song in arabic, with beautiful images. The english translation is included. It is easy to forget that there are devout followers of Christ found throughout all nationalities and cultures. This arabic chant describes Jesus Christ’s nativity, and has been preserved by … Continue reading

Joy To Everyone This Christmas!

Joy to the World! An exceptional new movie has been created by The Brigham Young University Fine Arts Department, in celebration of the season, which I am thrilled to share with you. I wish each and every one of you the gifts of love, hope and happiness. May your hearts be filled with the “peace that surpasseth all understanding”, … Continue reading

Ronan Tynan, Voice of Courage

Ronan Tynan has overcome tremendous odds throughout his life, rising to become one the world’s most inspirational men. Tynan was born in Ireland on May 14, 1960. He suffered with a lower-limb disability, but kept very active in sports and excelled in horsemanship. Unfortunately, after complications from an auto accident,

TOUR 2009: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Well, it’s official. I can now tell you about TOUR 2009! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will conduct its tour in the USA Central States from June 18-29, 2009. The tour will consist of seven concerts, with performances in:

Joseph Smith The Prophet: A Musical Presentation

In March 2001, a new musical production entitled “Joseph Smith the Prophet“, premiered at the Provo Utah Tabernacle. Composer Rob Gardner was then a student at Brigham Young University. Gardner organized the first stage concert with the help of many talented volunteer musicians. The response was overwhelming. The audience filled the venue beyond capacity, forcing … Continue reading

Happy First Birthday Blog!

Today is the official one year birthday of MormonSoprano.com! Like every doting parent, I am throwing a little virtual “birthday party”, and walking down memory lane. In October of 2007 I started receiving a recurring thought that I needed to “build a blog”. This was a bizarre idea because I didn’t have a clue what a … Continue reading

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas 2008 Guests…

..and the winner is… At 11:00 am Mountain Standard Time Director Mack Wilberg and President Mac Christensen announced that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2008 Christmas Guest Artist will be… Get Stoked… Brian Stokes Mitchell!!! (I Love this man) Joining Stokes, as narrator will be the legendary actor Edward Hermann of Gilmore Girl and Franklin Roosevelt … Continue reading