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Baritone Robert Sims Returns to Music and the Spoken Word

On January 20, 2019, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is pleased to welcome back baritone Robert Sims for its weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast. 

Sims was previously a guest on the Choir’s broadcast in 2011, when he performed “Is There Anybody Here Who Loves My Jesus?” “Glory, Glory Hallelujah,” and “I Got a Home in-a Dat Rock.” For this visit, Sims will perform “My Good Lord Done Been Here” and “Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around.”

“Performing with the Tabernacle Choir in 2011 was an experience of a lifetime. Maestro Mack is a genius and the Choir and Orchestra are amazing! I recently heard the Choir at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and dreamed that I’d have the opportunity to perform with them again. I’m grateful for our collaboration this year,” praised Sims.

Each year during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square run a special heritage broadcast to celebrate the occasion. In addition to Sims, this year’s special will include the Choir and Orchestra performing folk spirituals such as “This Little Light of Mine,” “Deep River,” “Ride On, King Jesus,” and the song referred to as the “Black American National Anthem,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Sims is the Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Competition in 1999 and gave the first all spiritual and folk song recital at Carnegie Hall in 2005. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Binghamton University, Northwestern University, and the American Conservatory of Music.

Watch Music and the Spoken Word  live on our website, YouTube, or Facebook channel. The broadcast begins at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time.