Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Tanner Gift of Music and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Saturday, Matt and I went to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony in the Tanner Gift of Music. This concert is a "gift" from the Tanners of the O C Tanner company. They have it every 2 or 3 years. This year Brian Stokes Mitchell and Denise Graves were guest soloists as well as the conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel.

The concert was an "American Songbook" and featured so many great songs from American composers such as Some Enchanted Evening, Come, Come ye Saints, Call of the Champions, Ragtime, and many songs about America, including God Bless America.

It was so great. The songs were all so beautiful and I absolutely loved Mitchell! He had a beautiful and powerful voice and was so very personable.

Mitchell's singing of The Impossible Dream prompted my new week's goal of memorizing the words. I absolutely love this moving song, and you can see a more "actorly" singing of it by Mitchell, below. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Awesome! I'd love to receive his solo album for Christmas. Hint. Hint. I love his voice.