How many of our hymns’ messages are missed because we didn’t sing all the verses?
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For her 80th birthday on October 1, 2018, beloved composer, speaker and author Janice Kapp Perry reflects with Meridian columnist Carolyn Allen on a long life filled to the brim and joyfully overflowing with the blessings that have come through her testimony, faith, family, Church activity, service, sports … and music.
Jane and Emma, a poignant new film from Excel Entertainment about the remarkable friendship and loyalty between Emma Smith and Jane Manning that crossed racial and social barriers is coming to theaters October 12. Nothing can help remove the walls between us better than making an effort to see one another as children of God, a concept beautifully captured in a new song from the film performed by The Bonner Family.
Late at night on a grassy hillside, I sat with two of my daughters watching hundreds of fireworks displays play out over the valley before us. Although my eyes were taking in the shimmering bursts of color, my mind was mulling over a text message I had received a few hours earlier. My eighty-three-year-old father, who had been in a slow decline for several years, had taken a dramatic turn for the worse.
There are some LDS Hymns that members of the Church hear so often that they begin to forget to pay attention to the message. For a song like "I Believe in Christ" they may even complain about the tempo or the number of verses and look right past the words and the feeling they can convey. A new arrangement and music video from LDS singer/songwriter Cayson Renshaw and female pop singing group Elenyi bring this new hymn to life.
Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly, two award-winning musical theater performers, joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for this year’s “Music for a Summer Evening,” a concert held in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day festivities.
When Dr. Timothy Seelig, the artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, first heard his organization was being invited to perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, he guessed it was a prank. "Yeah, when pigs fly," thought the native Texan. But he soon learned the invite was legitimate — and he was quick to accept.