Ever since I was a child, I have loved music and I have loved being in choirs, musicals and quartets so that I could exercise this instrument the Lord gave me. I joined the Ricks College concert choir and became a member of the New Freedom Singers (like a Young Ambassadors touring group but from the Idaho branch of the same school). I loved every second of my time with both groups.
The Lord feels strongly about music, not only from 3,000 years ago at the time of King David, but He reminded us at the opening of this dispensation: “For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.” (Doctrine and Covenants 25:12)
Our beautiful Brigham Young University has a number of choirs and singing groups. I love the Concert Choir which is, according to their own site: “an auditioned ensemble made up of nearly one hundred students representing diverse majors from myriad disciplines. This select, mixed-voice ensemble frequently performs choral-orchestral masterworks alongside traditional repertoire from the choral canon, including newly commissioned compositions. Additionally, Concert Choir often performs multicultural selections from across the globe.
“The Concert Choir has been a featured ensemble at regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), as guest artists with the Utah Symphony, and on multiple recordings.” (https://concertchoir.byu.edu/about/)
Having just come off of a beautiful Easter weekend, celebrating Jesus Christ and His resurrection from the dead, I looked for a piece that would be appropriate. This beautiful number, In Christ Alone, is a special arrangement by the choir’s talented director, Brent Wells. Take a few minutes and enjoy this moving piece.