On Sunday the 18th, we went to Music & the Spoken Word at the Tabernacle on Temple Square with my mom. We had such a wonderful time! Mom watches the live broadcast on TV every Sunday morning at home, so she really enjoyed being able to see it in person this time! She also thought it was really neat that the King and Queen of Samoa were there as well since her parents and grandparents had spent so much time there in Samoa as missionaries.
I could also tell that my mom thought it was fun to see the guy who does the spoken word parts of the program [Lloyd Newell] in real life.
The performance was great! It was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 4,279th program. The musical selection for it was:
1. Rejoice, the Lord Is King
Malcolm Archer; Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
2. The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare
Dmitri Bortniansky; arr. Mack Wilberg; Arrangement Unpublished
3. A Trumpet Minuet (Organ solo)
Alfred Hollins; Novello & Company
4. Peace Like A River
African-American Spiritual; arr. Mack Wilberg; Oxford University Press
5. Spoken Word
6. The Sound of Music, from The Sound of Music
Richard Rodgers; arr. Arthur Harris; Arrangement Unpublished
7. Redeemer of Israel
Freeman Lewis; arr. Mack Wilberg; Hinshaw Music
Each song was performed beautifully! My mom said that she had been waiting for 50 years for the chance to go to Music and the Spoken Word and she was really glad that she finally got to go! I was really glad to go with her and Taylor and to enjoy the wonderful morning there.