LDS Hymns Used by Choir to Compete in World Games
The International Children’s Choir will compete in two divisions: “Music of the Religions” and “Children’s Choir.”
For the “Music of the Religions,” director Dr. Kathy Sorensen has selected music from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Arrangements of “The Spirit of God” and “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” by Mack Wilberg; a companion arrangement of two LDS hymns by Sue Neimoyer, and Janice Kapp Perry’s “A Child’s Prayer” (sung in several different languages) will be presented.
“That’s my favorite (category) because nobody else will even be touching that at all,” said Sorensen. “My favorite is ‘Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,’ period. We are doing it at the opening ceremony.”
When asked why the LDS focus, Sorensen said, “It would be like if we were from Rome, we would have chosen the Catholic music. Since we’re in Utah and it’s the headquarters of the LDS church, it kind of seems obvious that we would do that.”