Monday, July 4, 2011

Father Rosica jams with Latter-Day Saints

Faith's collide at Toronto concert

Salt and Light Television's CEO Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, got a chance to show off his conducting skills when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra wrapped up their 2011 summer tour in Toronto.

Father Rosica was a special guest conductor during the 27 June matinee performance at Roy Thomson Hall.

“When I got the opportunity to conduct, how could I say no?” he said. “I’ve always loved the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It’s America and American religion at its best; the collaboration, the joy, the pride, the beauty, and the Christianity that comes across through this beautiful music. So it’s a real honor to be here.”

Other guests included, Jerry Gray, founder of The Travellers, who said it was a highlight of his career to lead the choir in his former group's Canadian version of “This Land Is Your Land.”

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