The University of Utah Singers won first prize for their singing at the 2009 International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf, Germany. Their performance given on May 30th under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred of Parry’s setting of "There is An Old Belief" by John Gibson Lockhart was particularly fine. Enjoy :-)
Video Source: There is An Old Belief (Marktoberdorf) – University of Utah Singers – YouTube Uploaded by UofUtahSingers on Jun 17, 2009
There is an old belief,
That on some solemn shore,
Beyond the sphere of grief dear friends shall meet once more.
Beyond the sphere of Time and Sin, and Fate’s control,
Serene in changeless prime of body and soul.
That creed I fain would keep,
That hope I’ll ne’er forgo;
Eternal be the sleep,
If not to waken so.
John Gibson Lockhart (1794–1854)