Monday, September 1, 2014

Surprise wonderful Christmas opportunity!!!!!

Here is a portion of an e-mail I received last week:

We would like to invite your choirs "We Also Sing!" and "Because We Sing!" to present the opening "Christmas on Temple Square" concert in the Tabernacle on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 
7:30 PM.

THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR US!!!!  We will be the choirs that kick off the Christmas season on Temple Square.  I know this is very late notice but I couldn't pass up the opportunity.  I have missed singing with you and am thrilled that both choirs will be able to participate in this long time tradition of lighting the lights on Temple Square. (The official lighting of the square happens on November 28th but our concert on the 29th kicks off the musical portion of the season.)

This Christmas Season concert will replace our next year's traditional April concert so if you'd like to sing with us, now is the time to do it.

I'm happy to announce that not only will we be able to sing Christmas music (obviously), but Carolynn Burrup and Eric McKirdy are both available to accompany us this year!  YAY!  Carolynn will be accompanying the men too. Cool.

Here are the details:
The men will sing 4 pieces, the women will sing 5 pieces and then the two choirs will sing 4 pieces together!!!

The men will rehearse from 6-8 pm. 
The women will rehearse from 7-9 pm.
As you can see, there is a one hour overlap of the two choirs affording us the easy opportunity to rehearse together for the SATB pieces.

All rehearsals will be on Sundays at the LDS building at 1457 West Atherton Drive, Taylorsville 84123

September 28
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23

The dress rehearsal will be Saturday, November 29 from 2-5pm in the Tabernacle.
The concert is Saturday, November 29 at 7:30 PM.
There is space for 364 women and 200 men.  Please spread the word, especially as this is the only concert we will do for the next year.

If you want to join us for this great, unexpected, awesome opportunity, please send your check for $45 (this covers the cost of music, rehearsal CDs, etc.) to
Infinity Business Ventures, Inc.
4564 S. Thornwood
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Here's how we dress for the concerts

Here's what we're wearing for the Concerts on March 1, 2013
You get to wear a black skirt that goes below the knee (the longer the better)
A black, long sleeve blouse (at least 3/4 sleeve)
AND....  A beautiful, mono colored scarf tied however you want!  Please choose a scarf that you feel beautiful in! Below you will see the Dixie State College Women's Choir and how beautiful and individual they all look.

You get to wear a suit (coat included)
A colored shirt and tie that look awesome together. (NO WHITE SHIRTS)

Hiki Mai Chant

You can hear Uncle Bill Wallace sing the chant he wrote at this website:

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Brigham Young Quote

Aloha Ladies,
Here is the Brigham Young quote used in rehearsal this last Thursday. Enjoy!

Strengthen the Hands of Your Fellow Beings
If you feel evil, keep it to yourselves until you overcome that evil principle. This is what I call resisting the devil, and he flees from me.

Discourses of Brigham Young Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Page 123
By John A. Widtsoe
Contributor John A. Widtsoe
Published by Kessinger Publishing, 2004

When you are influenced by the Spirit of holiness and purity, let your light shine; but if you are tried and tempted and buffeted by Satan, keep your thoughts to yourselves—keep your mouths closed; for speaking produces fruit, either of a good or evil character.
If persons think they have greater sorrow and affliction than any others, when they reveal that sorrow and affliction, it produces fruit. You frequently hear brethren and sisters say that they feel so tried and tempted, and have so many cares, and are so buffeted, that they must give vent to their feelings; and they yield to the temptation, and deal out their unpleasant sensations to their families and neighbours. Make up your minds thoroughly, once for all, that if we have trials, the Lord has suffered them to be brought upon us, and he will give us grace to bear them; and that they do not concern our families, friends, and neighbours, we can bear them off alone. But if we have light or intelligence—that which will do good, we will impart it; but our bad feelings, our desponding feelings, our dark hours, and disagreeable sensations we will keep to ourselves. Let that be the determination of every individual, for spirit begets spirit—likeness, likeness; feelings beget their likeness; and custom, custom. You know very well, by your own experience, that you are naturally inclined to more or less adopt the customs, feelings, and manners of the people you associate with. If, then, we give vent to all our bad feelings and disagreeable sensations, how quickly we beget the same in others, and load each other down with our troubles, and become sunk in darkness and despair! If you have anything good to say, speak it and comfort the hearts of the Saints. If you have that which tends to death, keep it to yourselves: we do not want it, for we already have plenty of it.
Frame your lives according to the precepts of the Gospel. Let your deal, walk, and conversation be that upon which an angel can look with pleasure. And in all your social communications, or whatever your associations are, let all the dark, discontented, murmuring, unhappy, miserable feelings—all the evil fruit of the mind, fall from the tree in silence and unnoticed; and so let it perish, without taking it up to present to your neighbours. But when you have joy and happiness, light and intelligence, truth and virtue, offer that fruit abundantly to your neighbours, and it will do them good, and so strengthen the hands of your fellow-beings

Journal of Discourses Volume 7:268-269

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hawaiian Chant (words and translation)

Please print this off and download Uncle Bill saying the chant so you can learn it and sing it at the performance.

Hiki Mai Chant and Translation



Come forward and appear you precious
flowers arising in the calmness of this
special day.
Each of you are taking up the challenge
of not simply climbing a high mountain,
but you have chosen to climb the
highest and most majestic mountain of all.
Dance forward you children of your
Heavenly Father, for is it not so that you,
our children, are so very precious. In fact,
you are the most precious adornment
worn around the neck of your ancestors.
Come forward, come forward for there
are many roads for you to choose.
Be sure to follow the voice of the good
shepherd, for he will always keep you,
protect you, and show you the way.

Phonetic Pronunciation

Hee-kee mah-ee eh na poo-ah ee ka la-ee’- eh
Keh-pee’ee ah’ eh lah kah mow-nah kee’-eh-kee’-eh
Ha’-ah ma-ee nah… kah-mah meh kah mah koo-ah
Heh-ve-hee-poo-lah-ma… o k koo-poo-nah
Eh kah’-ee mah-ee ah-nah eh kah’-ee mah-ee ah-nah
Eh hah-hah-ee ee-kah leh-oh oh-kah hah-koo-eh… eh… eh…

Monday, December 10, 2007

Pictures of We Also Sing! Tabernacle Rehearsal

To view the pictures of our Tabernacle rehearsal please go to Make sure you keep pushing "older posts" to see them all. There's lots!
I'll keep adding stuff about our performance to that site so this site can focus on the upcoming Because We Sing Men's Choir.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The number #3 Question

Are CDs of our performance still available????

CDs of our performance will ALWAYS be available. The miracles of modern technology!

If you want or need more just send $8.00 per CD to:

Merrilee Webb

4564 S. Thornwood

Salt Lake City, UT 84123