Scott Christensen, Utah

MCO is the light that has cut its way through a darkening world. It has changed my outlook on life, and has given me new hope. It is my desire to share this blessing with all who will hear. Not for my own ego, but to share the light and power of this music with those who are in need of being spiritually uplifted, just as I was. Thank you, MCO.

Martha Sharpe, Arizona

MCO is different that anything I’ve ever been involved in. I’ve played with many, many orchestras in the U.S. and around the world. MCO is completely unique in its mission, approach and dedication to bringing music to our communities. With MCO there is testimony built into the music and performance. That testimony carries the music and performance to a new level that connects directly to an audience listener’s soul. Being in MCO isn’t just a “job” in an orchestra. It’s a total physical and spiritual immersion project.

Jason Rivera, Utah

If ever there was a time I felt part of a heavenly host in this life, it is repeatedly at the rehearsals and performances of the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras. Truly it is a highlight of my week for my personal spiritual well-being when I get to participate with other perfectly imperfect people like myself, each of us striving to exemplify the Savior in our lives and stretching our spirits towards perfection through song and music. The music with which many of us are familiar is repainted with renewed vibrant colors and with that, for me, came a refreshed desire to live a better more hallowed life. I dare say the off-season by comparison feels a bit darker without the additional light MCO has given me.

Michael Caldwell, California

In this busy world which fights constantly for our attention in order to keep us from focusing on the eternally important matters, having a place to go during the week where we are united in our faith, and sing inspired music praising our lord and savior is a refreshing and welcomed oasis which reminds me of the eternal matters.

Christopher Gunnell, California

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.

Bob Kaufman, Arizona

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!

Josh Bishop, Texas

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.

Jenna Foote, Arizona

2016_DC_concertMCO is more than music. It’s about members of the community laying aside their differences, coming together and sharing their God-given talents to spread peace to those who are suffering. It’s about exemplifying the love and goodness that is so rare in the world today. It’s about love.

Terry Dickens, California

As a youth, I wanted to be a professional singer and had many opportunities to perform both individually and in significant choirs. Through my life I have sung in many great choirs. None have lifted my soul as MCO has. There are so many benefits to me. The music helps keep me focused spiritually. The exercise of memorizing seems to keep my mind sharp and active. Over the years, my voice has become stronger and my range has slightly expanded. Also, my musical skills have improved as well.