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MoTab Mania

I was looking around on the Church website ( this evening, and decided to see what upcoming events might be going on at Temple Square. It indicated a free concert in September, featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony, Erich Kunzel (of the National Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops), Denyce Graves, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Of course I very quickly registered for tickets.

Now is probably the time to mention that my friend Stephanie and I are die-hard fans of the Tabernacle Choir and The Orchestra at Temple Square. In fact, you might even consider us groupies (obsession is a good word). If we could follow them around on tour, we certainly would. (Picture it - Steph and I in our MoTab concert t-shirts, waiting outside of the Choir's hotel until the wee hours just to get Mack Wilberg's or one of the organist's autograph.)

In the last 3 or 4 years, we have been fortunate to attend every concert held in the Conference Center, as well as the Tabernacle. Getting tickets is not always easy. We register for tickets, we hope and pray, and we work every contact we might have to try and get tickets. We've seen Bryn Terfel, Fredericka von Stade, Renee Fleming, Audra McDonald, Walter Cronkite, Sissel, the entire Osmond Family, and The King's Singers, just to name a few. We've even had friends in the Choir and Orchestra. We're continually inspired by the music, the musicianship, and Mack Wilberg's choral arrangements. As far as I'm concerned, Mack and the Choir are national treasures. Thanks be to God for the Tabernacle Choir.


plainoldsarah said…
september show sounds fun! if you'd put a link to the site i'd have been there already - as it is i'll have to find it for myself. but i appreciate the little ad - maybe i'll get to attend.
!nge said…
That's quite a picture you've painted of yourself and Steph. The funny thing is I can totally see you doing it.

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