- Prologue - 1) Christ the Lord Is Risen Today 2) That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright - The Savior's Atonement - 3) How Great the Wisdom and the Love - The Savior's Resurrection - Accounts from the Holy Scriptures 4) Unfold, Ye Portals, from The Redemption 5) In the Garden 6) He Is Risen, with audience - The Promise - 7) And What Is It We Shall Hope For? from The Redeemer 8) Tree of Life - The Plea - 9) Interlude for Brass and Percussion 10) Love Divine, All Loves Excelling - The Benediction - 11) Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain, from Messiah
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Sunday, April 3, 2022
What a privilege it has been to sing with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square these past 10+ years! The mission of the choir is to provide inspiring music that has the power to help people feel closer to the divine and celebrate God's love for all His children.
How appropriate that the closing song of my last General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a member of the choir was the hymn, "Our Prayer to Thee". The words, penned by our current president and prophet, Russell M. Nelson, really struck me as I sang them and I could hardly hold back the tears: "We yearn for Thee, we pray in meekness." And then, the camera caught a closeup of me singing the final phrase, "Thy trust in us, may we fulfill."
And then in that tender moment, believing that the camera would pan to the men as they sang the next phrase, I reached up and wiped my nose, which the camera also caught! Ooops! lol, I guess they'll have to let me go now!
I was set to retire two years ago, but then the Pandemic happened and we had a brief hiatus for 15 months. During that time, the 90+ year broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word continued every Sunday morning, showing re-runs and compilations of previous broadcasts with new messages each week.
We also got to participate in a virtual choir by recording at home for the choir's 2021 PBS Christmas Special (< see previous post). It took a few dozen tries, but I finally got my part recorded!
Welp. That's not going to work...
As Covid numbers climbed in January, choir was cancelled again, but we were able to meet again a month ago to prepare for April's Conference.
They still need me for a few more weeks for some special events and recording, then official retirement will be May 15th, 2022.
Our Prayer to Thee "Thy trust in us, may we fulfill."