Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Milwaukee's Archbishop Listeki to Direct Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Edit: This is from the planner's facebook group.  We've heard of Cardinal Gibbons going into protestant churches to preach on Sundays about the glories of Americanism, but this is really... comical.  Of course, some will remember when he helped unveil Archbishop Weakland's bronze "defender of children" statue.  Milwaukee is so lucky.
On Monday, June 17, 2013, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki will trade in his bishop’s staff for a baton and add “music conductor” to his list of jobs, as he guest conducts the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the Milwaukee Theater, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.  
The 360-member chorus of men and women, and 65 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square, all volunteers, has performed at World’s Fairs and expositions, at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, in acclaimed concert halls from Australia and Europe to Asia and the Middle East, and on television broadcasts. With their incomparable voices and their shared faith in God, they are a significant presence in the world of music as they give service through song.


Aged parent said...

If he is as mediocre a conductor as he is an Archbishop this should make for a decidedly uninteresting performance.

Carrie/Busha said...

The evening was amazing and the Archbishop won the crowd over and was a joy to see. I am LDS (Mormon) so am not familiar with his work in the Catholic Church. Yet I found him to be quite the down-to-earth, conducting with joy and vigor that warmed my heart. I found that all loved his performance both LDS and not. attendees stood and clapped with true appreciation. More opinions can be found here: http://reviews.ticketmaster.com/7171/753775/mormon-tabernacle-choir-reviews/reviews.htm?page=10