While most people only dream about singing ith the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a Farmington girl will solo with the group during its Sunday morning broadcast.
Nancy Treu, 15, of Farmington, will both solo and sing a duet with JoAnn Ottley during the performance of "Pie Jesu" on the nationwide radio broadcast. A choir spokesman said it is the first time in recent memory that a young woman has been featured with the choir."I don't remember a time my life when I wasn't singing," said Treu, who was recommended for the honor by Salt Lake Children's Choir Director Ralph Woodward. Treu placed first in a vocal solo competition in Canada last year.
At that competition, singing in front of choirs from throughout the world, she said she was shaking and then was overcome with a feeling of peace knowing she had something to offer the audience.
The piece Treu will sing Sunday, part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem," utilizes the mixture of the younger and more mature solo soprano voices.
"One thing they mentioned was they wanted a younger voice with very little vibrato," Treu said.
"This is an honor some of the choir members have sought all of their lives," said Nancy's father, Tim.
Treu said the first time she heard the choir in person seven years ago, she felt she would one day like to perform with it. However, she didn't think it would come this soon.
"The choir has a really neat spirit and I feel it an honor to represent that," Treu said.
Treu, a sophomore a Davis High School, said she surprised her friends with whom she performs in the girl's ensemble. She has been studying voice with Sharlene Gale for the past three years.