The Song That Moved Nathan Pacheco to Tears
Nathan Pacheco’s music career is on a major upswing. Earlier this year, his latest album, Higher, reached no. 1 on three Billboard charts (Classical Albums, Classical Crossover Albums, and Heatseekers Mountain). He is also successfully touring and making exciting music videos in support of his album.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2013 Pioneer Day concert featured two rising stars—Pacheco and Lindsey Stirling. Pacheco, who sang in the men’s choir while he was a student at Brigham Young University, said, “I had the privilege of singing under his [Mack Wilberg] direction during his last year with the BYU Men’s Choir. So it goes without saying that to be able to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Mack Wilberg, is an experience I’m quite certain I’ll never forget.”
During the concert, before Pacheco performed “Prendi I miei Sogni” he told the audience, “This next song, it’s brand new—it’s fresh off the press. It was written by a good friend of mine who, when he found out that I was going to be singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, wrote choir parts specifically for them. And while rehearsing with them yesterday, I was moved to tears. And like I said earlier, I do not believe that I’ve ever had an experience such as this one, so I can’t wait to be able to share this song with all of you right now. I hope you enjoy it.”
“Prendi I miei Sogni,” which is Italian, translates to “Grab Hold of My Dreams.” It was written by Pacheco’s friend Colin O’Malley. Pacheco posted a lyric video of the song, which includes an English translation, on his YouTube channel.
Watch “Prendi I miei Sogni,” and see if it doesn’t move you to tears as well.
Watch the full 2013 concert below (the introduction to “Prendi I miei Sogni” occurs at 14:33).