We’ll Make the Air with Music Ring! In Mormon Country, Wallace Stegner noted as characteristic of Mormons settling the Great Basin, ‘still they came, and they came singing.’ In this sing-your-own session, we’ll explore the American musical roots of early LDS hymnody, from the Bay Psalm Book and New England fuguing tunes to The Sacred Harp. Mostly, though, we’ll be joyfully noisy, with Kristine Haglund and Rebecca Stevenson singing, performing, and accompanying plenty of singing by the audience. Come sing enduring favorites and a few 1830s one-hit wonders (did you know, for instance, that ‘Amazing Grace’ was in one of Emma Smith’s hymnals?)!
Kristine Haglund, Rebecca Stevenson