The Mormon Tabernacle Choir expresses its sincere condolences to the family of composer, Stephen Paulus, who passed away Sunday at the age of 65. He died of medical complications, which resulted from a severe stroke that he suffered on July 4, 2013.
During Sunday’s broadcast of the Choir’s weekly radio, television and Internet program of Music and the Spoken Word, the Choir performed “Pilgrims’ Hymn,” which Paulus composed. The music for the broadcast is determined several weeks in advance so the timing of the song’s airing was remarkable. Ryan Murphy, associate music director of the Choir who conducted “Pilgrims’ Hymn” on Sunday’s broadcast, said, “I am deeply moved to realize that the Choir performed this song by Stephen Paulus on the day he passed away.”View Full Story