Utah music lovers will surely miss the energy and the many talents of Craig Jessop. I was surprised and shocked to learn of Craig's decision to step down as conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Craig is a musician's musician. He is, quite simply, one of the finest choral conductors that I have had the pleasure to work with. The choir has been blessed to have had him as their leader. I know that they will feel his loss most deeply.

I speak for the many guest artists who have had the pleasure of making beautiful music with Craig. We will all miss him, not only for his musical skills but for his handshake and smile, as well as the infectious and warm energy he brought to all.

Robert Breault

professor of music

University of Utah