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The choirs performed six musical pieces: two African American spirituals, “John Was a Writer” and “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord”; three beloved hymns, “In Hymns of Praise,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”; and a special arrangement by Dr. Mack Wilberg, music director of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, of the popular classic “What a Wonderful World.”
“And we have ‘friends shaking hands,’ [which] is what we do with each other here. We are creating connections and friendships with the LDS community and vice versa. We can communicate, share resources, share ideas … all this that we can come together and create a better world,” said Lesh’In Edwards, co-student director of the Morehouse College Glee Club.
Dr. Wilberg conducted the opening and closing hymns, “In Hymns of Praise” and “Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing.” Dr. David Morrow, director of the Morehouse College Glee Club, conducted “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “John Was a Writer.” Dr. Kevin Johnson, director of the Spelman College Glee Club, conducted “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” and “What a Wonderful World.”
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