When Norwegian-born guest artist Sissel performed “Slow Down” during the 2019 Music for a Summer Evening concerts with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, she brought the concert to a standstill. It happened both nights.
Sissel began her stunning performance of “Slow Down,” based on Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God,” with no introductory comments. When she finished the song, after a brief moment of total silence, the audience of nearly 20,000 immediately jumped to their feet with an emotional and heartfelt standing ovation. As the clapping and cheering subsided, an emotionally moved Sissel said, “Thank you very much! This song, “Slow Down,” describes an experience many of us have—to be able to hear the still voice in our hearts, we have to slow down.”