An Easter Concert Review from a very opinionated music/composer/ conductor/singer/sacred-music nerd. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

An Easter Concert Review from a very opinionated music/composer/ conductor/singer/sacred-music nerd. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

This is the first Easter season that I have lived in Utah. During the previous 9 years, I had been extremely spoiled as a classical musician living in Cincinnati. The Lenten and Easter season on the Cincinnati scene is always packed with fantastic concerts of sacred music, many of which I sang in, and for several of which I composed the Eastertide music as composer-in-residence at the beautiful St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Naturally, when I heard of this year’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir Easter Concert, which included a not too often performed, albeit beloved Beethoven sacred cantata, as well as a world premiere by Mack Wilberg, I was interested in attending.