Faith's collide at Toronto concert
Salt and Light Television's CEO Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, got a chance to show off his conducting skills when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra wrapped up their 2011 summer tour in Toronto.
Father Rosica was a special guest conductor during the 27 June matinee performance at Roy Thomson Hall.
“When I got the opportunity to conduct, how could I say no?” he said. “I’ve always loved the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It’s America and American religion at its best; the collaboration, the joy, the pride, the beauty, and the Christianity that comes across through this beautiful music. So it’s a real honor to be here.”
Other guests included, Jerry Gray, founder of The Travellers, who said it was a highlight of his career to lead the choir in his former group's Canadian version of “This Land Is Your Land.”