While I sat in the rehearsal room that first night listening to everyone sing, I heard angels sing. I have felt that I have been surrounded by angels throughout the rehearsals and concerts I have participated in. I have truly been blessed to lend my voice to this wonderful organization because I can see the blessings and spiritual strength it brings into my own life. The spiritual messages of each song truly testify of Christ. I find this experience uplifting and it is truly one of the most spiritual moments that I experience each and every week.
My participation in EVMCO is the fulfillment of a life-long dream to sing in such a choir. As almost the oldest member in the Grand Chorus, that dream has endured almost 50 years since my days in college! From this association, my love for God, country, music, sacred texts, family, friends, and fellow men has grown more than I ever could have imagined! Since I joined in January 2010, I have had so many awesome, uplifting, inspiring,soul-piercing, pinch-me-to-see-if-I’m-awake moments, I could never begin to name them all. … MCO has blessed my life immeasurably. I LOVE MCO!
My first two experiences with MCO were as an audience member, and the 2015 Easter Concert in Utah was particularly special for me. [The choir sang] “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” … with such feeling and emotion, and I felt it along with them. … I felt such love and devotion for Him and a desire to do anything in my power to serve Him and do His will. I almost felt like I was flying! The Spirit was soaring within my soul and I was raised to a new plane spiritually.