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Published: Friday, Sept. 6 2013 11:05 p.m. MDT

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West Point, ny

SOOOO annoying to hear those who received tickets did NOT attend. *frown* My wife and I would have LOVED to go.


Went to a James Taylor concert several years ago in Casper, Wyoming and was enthralled every minute of the evening. I can only imagine hearing this group effort in person. Yes, I want the DVD for sure! He and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir share the distinction of making music that touch the depth of our souls.

Heber City, UT

There will be a broadcast on BYU TV and I heard JT has the rights to a DVD as part of the deal. The former I know for sure.....so look for it soon.

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West Jordan, UT

Where can we watch a recording of the concert, would love to!

blue springs, MO

good for those whom live in utah. how about broadcasting on byutv so many others can enjoy this. there are members outside of utah and idaho

Provo, UT

djk: The Tanner Gift of Music is not for LDS members only. People of all faiths (and even no specified faith) attend these concerts. This gift was created in the 1970s for the entire Wasatch Front community. O. C. Tanner and his friend Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley worked together to foster unity in the community in many ways, and this Gift of Music is one of the biggest/most famous ones. The purpose was to create a series of free concerts funded by an endowment from the Tanners which would feature the combined talents of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony plus include renown soloists, choirs, and conductors as guest artists in order to make these world-class concerts. Likewise, with the technology now available some 40 years after the creation of the gift that makes it possible for those outside this area to enjoy the concerts, any broadcasts/DVDs that are made available are for the enjoyment and uplifting of all people...not just LDS. (BTW, it WILL be broadcast, and James Taylor owns the rights to release a DVD of the concert if he chooses.)

Wasatch Front, UT

Doug (Robinson):

EXCELLENT article! In the opening paragraph or two, I was perplexed/"offended" that anyone would intimate that James Taylor was a bizarre match to work with the MoTC. What could be further from the truth?!?!

But then Doug redeemed himself through the remainder of this article by writing-up such an outstanding critique/review of the concert.

Wish we could have attended! I'll add my voice to the others requesting that this concert be made available to watch online or on BYUTV/PBS! PLEASE! Pretty-please!!

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