"It's a Joyful Experience": Mormon Choir Joins Jewish Orchestra

by | Apr. 24, 2018

“It is a joyful experience to bring people of different faiths together for such an event,” said Marilyn Harris-White, music director and conductor of the East County San Diego Mormon Chorale. “It fosters unity, respect and strength in our community.”

A 60-person choir from The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints and a 70-piece Jewish orchestra joined forces on April 7 and April 10 to present a landmark concert featuring the world premiere of an orchestral cantata written by John Michael Luther at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue in La Mesa, California.

It was the second year in a row that the Tifereth Israel orchestra and the East County San Diego Mormon Chorale collaborated. Last year, it featured Jenny Oaks Baker, a well-known LDS violinist.

Lead image from the Deseret News

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