A Special Visit from The Southern Utah Heritage Choir
Contributed By Aprih York
The Dublin Ireland Stake were included on The Southern Utah Heritage Choir’s Twentieth Anniversary Tour of Ireland. The choir's passion and testimony of the Saviour was directed with enthusiasm by founding director Floyd Rigby, accompanied by organist Karen Cantera, with Nancy Allred as Associate Director.
The humble and yet powerful display of faith was performed during their Ireland International Tour beginning on October 5, 2013. In addition to Dublin the choir travelled to many locations throughout the Emerald Isle, including Galway, Limerick, Kilmallock, Killarney, Cork, Cobh, Thurles, Murroe, and Adare. The choir's selection of wholesome music from all styles, periods, and geographical locations, with an emphasis on sacred hymns and anthems, went down very well amongst the audience.
All the men and women in The Southern Utah Heritage Choir came to serenade with their prayers of song. It was particularly heart-warming to hear a familiar Irish Medley as part of the programme for the evening.
“They were a very friendly bunch” and “we were delighted they could be in Ireland”, said Gabrielle McManus from the Dublin Ireland Stake who was thrilled when the choir decided to stay after the performance in order to interact with everyone. Each member of the choir took the time to sign autographs for the children. Members of the stake expressed gratitude to have had the privilege to see such a display of talent in their corner of the globe.