Latest baseball scores, trades, talk, ideas, opinions, and standings

Archive for the ‘Mormon Tabernacle Choir’ Category

>Tabernacle Choir News

>

Shop News Join the Choir list

New! Praise to the Man CD
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ultimate musical tribute to the life and mission of Joseph Smith and the Restoration. Joined by the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Choir presents matchless performances of newly recorded songs.

More Here >


Featured song from Praise to the Man

“An Angel from on High”

Listen to a clip >

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Arrangement: John E. Tullidge

Music and the Spoken Word

“Give Me a Calm and Thankful Heart”
Feb 15, 2009, Broadcast #4145

Abraham Lincoln believed that music can restore the soul. And during the turbulent years of his presidency, his soul often needed restoring. He regularly attended concerts, operas and musical theater, seeking comfort and inspiration.

A Civil War music scholar noted that President Lincoln “would not always listen to what was being played or even be conscious of it, for much of the time he would be too preoccupied—or distracted—by matters ever pressing for attention. Yet there would be times when he would hear and would listen, times when he would be deeply thrilled and deeply moved, times when he could relax and be soothed by the familiar tunes, times when he would make requests for particular pieces, times when he would compliment the players, times when he would be sustained, and times when he would be brought to tears.”

Thankfully, none of us has to face Abraham Lincoln’s daunting pressures and challenges. Our times are different, our challenges unique. But we all have our own reasons to need the strength and renewal that good music can offer—whether we’re trying break a bad habit, mend a relationship, raise a family, or just find personal peace. One of Lincoln’s favorite hymns, written by Anne Steele 100 years before the Civil War, illustrates well how inspired music can restore “a calm and thankful heart” to anyone who is seeking peace:

Father, whate’er of earthly bliss
Thy sovereign will denies,
Accepted at Thy throne, let this
My humble prayer, arise:
Give me a calm and thankful heart,
From every murmur free;
The blessing of Thy grace impart,
And make me live to Thee.
Let the sweet hope that Thou art mine
My life and death attend,
Thy presence through my journey shine,
And crown my journey’s end..”

Click here to continue reading >

Print this message >


Coming Up This Week. . .

February 22, 2009

Conductor: Mack Wilberg and Ed Thompson
Organist: Clay Christiansen


Program will include:
Glory to God on High”
Composer: Felice de Giardini
Lyrics: James Allen
Arrangement: John Longhurst

“Glory to God in the Highest”
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff

“Pavane” from Rythmic Suite (organ solo)
Composer: Robert Elmore

“Psalm 100”
Composer: Heinz Werner Zimmerman
Lyrics: Scripture

“Lead Kindly Light”1
Composer: John B. Dykes
Lyrics: John Henry Newman
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“Ride the Chariot
Spiritual
Arrangement: Wm. Henry Smith

“From All that Dwell below the Skies”
Composer: John Hatton
Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

1 From the album Then Sings My Soul


Repertoire subject to change for production and timing reasons.  This is the repertoire for the live broadcast.  Repertoire may differ in markets where the broadcast is shown tape delayed.  To listen to this repertoire on Sunday, February 22, click here >

Where Can I Listen?


Listen to a live internet broadcast >
(Sunday mornings only at 9:30 a.m. MST)

>

Shop News Join the Choir list

New! Praise to the Man CD
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ultimate musical tribute to the life and mission of Joseph Smith and the Restoration. Joined by the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Choir presents matchless performances of newly recorded songs.

More Here >


Featured song from Praise to the Man

“An Angel from on High”

Listen to a clip >

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Arrangement: John E. Tullidge

Music and the Spoken Word

“The Whole World in His Hands”
Feb 8, 2009, Broadcast #4143

A long time ago, unknown artists came up with words and a melody that resound in our hearts today:
He’s got the whole world in His hands. . . .
He’s got the wind and the rain in His hands. . . .
He’s got the little bitty baby in His hands. . . .
He’s got you and me, brother, in His hands. . . .
He’s got you and me, sister, in His hands. . . .
He’s got everybody here in His hands. . . .
He’s got the whole world in His hands.
This simple song has since made its way into classrooms, on concert stages, and around campfires across the world. Its message of a loving Creator showing tender concern for His creations is comforting and encouraging in these days of uncertainty—just as it was in those uncertain days when it was first written.
“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” reflects the rich tradition of powerful and poignant artistic expressions called spirituals. Composed mostly during the 19th century by African Americans, they sing of great hope for a coming day of peace and rest. Even though most of the songwriters were oppressed and held captive at the time, their songs almost universally expressed a buoyant belief in the liberty of the soul.

That belief, that hope is something all of us need. Whenever we feel demoralized or discouraged, we would do well to remember the message of the sweet and simple spirituals, composed and sung by those whose unbounded hope kept them going, kept them alive. The message is often expressed simply, but it is profound: never stop believing, even when, at times, the whole world seems to be in peril. Because, after all, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”

Click here to continue reading >

Print this message >


Coming Up This Week. . .

February 15, 2009

Conductor: Mack Wilberg
Organist: Andrew Unsworth
Special Program for Lincoln Commemoration


Program will include:
“O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
Composer: William Croft;
Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“How Bright Is the Day”1
Composer: American Folk Hymn (Sawyer’s Exit)
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

Annie Laurie” (organ solo)
Composer: Scottish Melody
Arrangement: Andrew E. Unsworth

“Some Folks”
Composer: Stephen Foster
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“Home, Sweet Home”
Composer: Henry K. Bishop
Lyrics: John Howard Payne
Edited by Don Ripplinger

“Father, Whate’er of Earthly Bliss”
Composer: Lowell Mason
Lyrics: Anne Steele
Arrangement: Andrew E. Unsworth

Battle Hymn of the Republic2
Composer: William Steffe
Lyrics: Julia Ward Howe
Arrangement: Peter J. Wilhousky

1 Featured on the upcoming album Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing to be released in March 2009.
2 Featured on the albums America’s Choir and Spirit of America


Repertoire subject to change for production and timing reasons.  This is the repertoire for the live broadcast.  Repertoire may differ in markets where the broadcast is shown tape delayed.  To listen to this repertoire on Sunday, February 15, click here >

Where Can I Listen?


Listen to a live internet broadcast >
(Sunday mornings only at 9:30 a.m. MST)


Choir Events

Feb 17 (Tues): Tickets for “A Classical Music Bouquet,” the spring concert of the Orchestra at Temple Square will be available. See www.lds.org/events for details.

Mar 26 and 27 (Th and Fri): Spring concert of the Orchestra at Temple Square, Igor Gruppman conducting with soloists Vesna Gruppmann (viola) and Hanna Malking (soprano) at 7:30 p.m. (Note Thursday and Friday evenings for this concert.)

Apr 10 (Fri): Easter concert by the Bells on Temple Square on Good Friday, April 10 in the Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m.

Apr 18 and 19 (Sat and Sun): Choir and Orchestra will help celebrate the centennial year at the Cathedral of the Madeleine will concerts at 8 p.m. Click here for ticket information.



News from the Choir

Concert to Celebrate Orchestra”s 10th Year!

In 2009 the Orchestra at Temple Square is celebrating its 10th anniversary year. The Orchestra was formed in 1999 under the direction of then-LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of the reorganization of the music programs on Temple Square. The Orchestra has since become one of the finest regional orchestras in the country. It is made up entirely of volunteers who give of their time and talents as an expression of their faith.

Under the baton of Igor Gruppman, this celebratory year will begin a concert entitled “A Classical Music Bouquet” on Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Featuring works such as Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and Bach’s Suite No.2, the concert is an eclectic mix of old and new favorites, designed to showcase the Orchestra’s versatility and flexibility.

The concert will also feature two very special guest artists. First, the Orchestra will welcome to the stage renowned violist Vesna Gruppman for a performance of Bruch’s haunting Kol Nidrei. The piece, written in 1947, is based on two Jewish folk songs that reflect common themes in the Jewish religion including sacrifice and redemption. For Vesna Gruppman, wife of Maestro Igor Gruppman, the piece underscores the dichotomy of old folksongs with the modern concert piece.

The Orchestra will also welcome soprano soloist Channa Malkin to sing Black Flowers: Songs for Soprano and Orchestra. Written by her father, Joseph Malkin, the songs are based on the writings of Ida Vos, a Jewish girl growing up in Holland during World War II.

“For this concert, we wanted to provide the audience with a number of different musical expressions,” said Maestro Gruppman. “The concert itself is filled with music that is both joyful and reflective. Ultimately, we want the audience to come away uplifted and inspired and I believe the music on this program will do exactly that.”

Tickets for the concert are free and will be made available starting February 17 at 10:00 a.m. at www.lds.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080 or toll-free 1-866-537-8457 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are limited to those 8 years of age and older.


© 2009 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All Rights Reserved

You are currently subscribed to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s emails as: dusanotes@yahoo.com. To unsubscribe click here.