Tagged with music

Day 8: At Home In Munich

Day 8: At Home In Munich

Monday, July 4, 2016 – Munich, Germany – MoTab European Tour Journal ~  Authors Note: I am heartbroken and shocked that this pre-written story will publish on a day following a tragic shooting event in my beloved München. I have shed many tears. I offer my love and fervent prayers to all of my dear Münchner. May you feel loved, and find Peace and Healing! … Continue reading

Day 7: On Holy Ground In Vienna

Day 7: On Holy Ground In Vienna

Sunday July 3, 2016 – Vienna, Austria – MoTab European Tour Journal Today is one of the longest days of our tour so far. And this is one of my longest posts. But, if you hang on for the ride I promise to share a great story, and include lots of photos! Today is also the Sabbath day, … Continue reading

Day 5: From Nuremberg With Love

Day 5: From Nuremberg With Love

Friday July 1, 2016 Nuremberg, Germany – MoTab European Tour Journal This morning we had a wonderful buffet breakfast at our hotel. We are still learning to pace ourselves with all the food and not feel like we have to ‘try it all.’ This hotel has an incredible selection of breakfast items – both European and … Continue reading

Day 3: And The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Day 3: And The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Wednesday June 29, 2016 – Mormon Tabernacle Choir European Tour – Berlin, Germany

Mr. Mo and I woke up bright and early feeling quite refreshed and ready to hit the ground running – literally. Right across the street from our hotel is the irresistible Tiergarten beckoning us to explore! Continue reading

Day 1 and 2: The Ninth Wave

Day 1 and 2: The Ninth Wave

Monday June 27 & Tuesday June 28, 2016 MoTab European Tour – Salt Lake City to Berlin, Germany The Choir and orchestra members, guests and staff total close to 600 people for this tour. Each person is allowed 1 large sized suitcase (shipped as freight a week ahead),  1 carry on sized luggage (to be checked on … Continue reading

The Foundation Will Be Deeper

The Foundation Will Be Deeper

The house made more progress yesterday! After getting its footings poured last weekend. It was then prepped just a few days later with large metal boards called forms or “frames”. We arrived later in the evening in time to see 7 men working diligently to get our entire basement framed. The following day my Dad … Continue reading

His Day: A Sabbath Song By Composer Eric Malizia

His Day: A Sabbath Song By Composer Eric Malizia

I Love New Songs! My own very talented friend Eric Malizia has written a new children’s song honoring the Sabbath Day – appropriately called His Day – and I am excited to share it with you today. The song talks about all of the activities that we can do on Sunday to make it a special, sacred day that honors … Continue reading

Sing Hallelujah! MoTab’s Sunday Film Shoot

Sing Hallelujah! MoTab’s Sunday Film Shoot

March 1st, 2016 is fast approaching! I hope you are planning to add your voice by then to the Largest Virtual Hallelujah Chorus with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Yesterday the Choir was involved in a high tech filming shoot.  I was participating for about 3 hours, but it lasted collectively well over 7 hours and involved hundreds of … Continue reading

I Believe In Becca

I Believe In Becca

As soon as you see her smile, you’ll never forget Rebecca Goeckeritz. Her smile is a reflection of her soul, which is like all the pure light in heaven packed into one tiny woman shining out to the world. Becca has been lighting up every room, and warming up every heart for about thirty-three years now, and I’ve been … Continue reading

“O Holy Night” – Garth Smith

“O Holy Night” – Garth Smith

Pianist Garth Smith gained popularity among music lovers for his sensitive and moving original arrangements of LDS hymns. He now shares his signature style with the Christmas classic “O Holy Night” in his lovely new music video. We see Smith performing in a beautifully decorated home, interspersed with magnificent still pictures from the video production “The Nativity” – retelling the birth story … Continue reading

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” – Christmas Video

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” – Christmas Video

“We all have our own journey of faith to make… and it should be celebrated” say the founders of FaithCounts who encourage people of all denominations “to look inward and reflect on the value of faith in [your] own [life] this holiday season.” As a celebration of faith, two A’cappella groups – Vocal Point and BYU Noteworthy – have … Continue reading

Peter Hollens: Day 9 Christmas Gift

Peter Hollens: Day 9 Christmas Gift

One year ago this week, Daughter A and I had the incredible experience of being part of a miracle film shoot called the ‘World’s Largest Nativity’  [yes, I’m officially in the Guinness Book of World Records] – collaborating with an incredible list of famous YouTubers from across the country who all converged into one place at one … Continue reading

Christmas Devo 2015 Recap – Powered By Music

Christmas Devo 2015 Recap – Powered By Music

Last night was the annual First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional – or, #ChristmasDevo. I was blessed to be able to participate in the singing for this event. It was a very long day, filled with music, messages of hope and sore feet. And it was worth every minute. Here is my recap and a few of my thoughts. Isaiah 9:6 … Continue reading

Alex Boyé: The Little Drummer Boy In Real Life

Alex Boyé: The Little Drummer Boy In Real Life

My good friend Alex Boyé is on fire right now with his career! And, I could not be happier for him! His life is nothing short of amazing and miraculous – and reads a bit like a modern day Dicken’s novel. His newest rise to success is stunning and so well deserved – born out of the depths of humility … Continue reading

Christmas In Prison

Christmas In Prison

Over twenty-one centuries ago a baby was born in a remote corner of the world. Conditions were unsanitary at best. The babe was homeless and born into poverty. And yet, we commemorate that birth every year with a special holiday called Christmas. Have you ever wondered, in this modern world of complex issues and tragedy, if this celebration is even relevant anymore? … Continue reading

Contest: Win Christmas Concert Tickets and More!

Contest: Win Christmas Concert Tickets and More!

Everybody loves a good contest- and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is running one right now that will really get you in a fun holiday mood! During this “Twelve Days of Christmas Contest” series, one lucky winner per day will receive 1 CD and 1 DVD from last year’s Christmas concert with the Sesame Street Muppets! PLUS… [dramatic drum-roll] one lucky grand prize winner … Continue reading