This 82-Year-Old Nonmember Man Loves the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Here's Why.

Trevor Clarke was 18-years-old when he first heard the Mormon Tabernacle Choir one morning on his dial radio.

“...I heard these voices and I thought, ‘What’s this?’ and it was the Choir and I was hooked," Clarke told the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Blog.

Now 82 years old, Clarke remains a dedicated fan, even making the trek from Australia to Salt Lake City, Utah, to hear the choir perform in 2013. He liked the performance so much, he came back 10 months later.

Recently, Clarke made the trip from Syndey, Australia to see four of the Choir's performances during their European tour. 

But it is not the LDS religion that fueled his passion for the Choir's music.

I’m not a Mormon,” he says. “I’m not anything. I just love my music, and to me, this is just the greatest choir in the world.”

Clarke has developed friendships with some of the choir personnel, including announcer Lloyd Newell and organist Clay Christiansen.

Christiansen even made arrangements for the long-time fan to participate in sound checks and concerts during the European tour. 

And it looks like Clarke plans on remaining a dedicated fan. 

"It's just so inspirational," Clarke says. "It's so inspirational to listen to the program every Sunday morning on our community station and to hear Lloyd speaking as well. The whole thing is just so inspirational and I love it."

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