Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Everybody Pray for me!

My audition for the Bells on Temple Square is tomorrow night!

So everybody say a prayer and cross your fingers!

For those of you who don't know, the LDS church has a bell choir! Below is a small blurb from the website. http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/

"Ever since the arrival of the pioneer settlers in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, music has rung out from Temple Square in praise of God, lifting the spirits of listeners around the world. In March 2005 a new sound was added to that musical tradition with the creation of Bells on Temple Square, organized under the auspices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
For many years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir had used borrowed handbells to enhance certain concert performances. Later, an anonymous donation made possible the purchase of a handbell set for the Choir. The 7-octave set of English handbells, a 6 ½-octave set of handbells, and two 6-octave sets of hand chimes, made it possible for a new musical organization to join the others on Temple Square.
When the formation of a bell choir was announced in February 2005, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir office received over 200 applications. After an initial test to determine the applicants’ musical knowledge, 90 musicians were invited back to demonstrate their abilities by ringing the bells, and of these, 28 were selected to be the charter members of Bells on Temple Square. Like the members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Temple Square Chorale, the members of Bells on Temple Square are all volunteers.


The bell Choir I am in Currently

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71a8dYaYX-8 also, here is a link to see me in a youtube video! It is from the 2008 Spring Ring. I am just to the left of the conductor in a grey shirt on the front row!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Good Luck!! We'll definitely keep you in our prayers, for more than one reason :) Sure love you. It was fun to do lunch and shopping today. Thanks for arranging it.