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While I could never sing, I always looked up to Laura. I saw her perform with the Utah Opera in many roles including Hansel and Gretel, as Mercedes in Carmen, and the mother in Ahmal and the Night Visitors. I watched on TV as she sang the closing hymn in the Salt Lake 2002 Olympics. She recently retired from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
What a joy it was on Friday night to see her perform with her colleagues of many years, Elaine Brewster and accompanist, Denise Farrington. The performance took place in the historic Assembly Hall on Temple Square.
Temple Square Performances at the Assembly Hall are always free to the public. What a lovely way to spend the evening listening to inspiring music in a beautiful, historic building. Needless to say, many decades later I am still a fan of Laura, her colleagues, and her beautiful music. 5 out of 5 stars.