Janice Kapp Perry: Songwriter's life captured in film

A film chronicling the life of songwriter Janice Kapp Perry made it to the LDS Film Festival this January after airing on BYU TV for more than a year.

"Janice Kapp Perry: A Life of Service and Song," takes the viewer behind the sheet music and into the life of the accomplished composer. Directed by Clinton Baxter, the 60 minute documentary includes interviews from Perry's family as well as Craig Jessop, the former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, among others.

Most church members -- especially out of Perry's state of Utah -- have likely never heard Perry's name, but they certainly have heard her music as evidenced by the touching footage of 800 children in Accra Ghana singing Perry's "I Love To See The Temple," at the temple dedication there in 2004. Kathleen Hinckley Barnes, former President Gordan B. Hinckley's daughter, recounted how emotive that experience was as she was there with her parents at the time of the dedication.

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