This Pioneer Day commemorative concert celebrates the 159th anniversary of the first Latter-day Saint pioneer company to enter the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, and the 150th anniversary of the first handcart companies to enter the valley in 1856. The Friday night concert kicked off a busy weekend of Pioneer Day celebrations throughout Utah.
Overture for a celebration / Robert Cundick -- Four American folk hymns / arr. Mack Wilberg, including: Saints bound for heaven, from Walker's Southern Harmony; Death shall not destroy my comfort, melody from the Olive leaf; We'll shout and give him glory, melody from the Olive leaf; Come, thou fount of every blessing, melody from Wyeth's Repository of sacred music. Brett Family Singers: Together wherever we go, from Gypsy, arr. Andrea C. Brett -- Where is love? from Oliver / Lionel Bart, arr. Andrea C. Brett -- The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha / Joe Darron, arr. Arthur Harris -- How great Thou art / Stuart K. Hine, arr. Andrea C. Brett and Kurt Bestor -- Let there be peace on earth / Jill Jackson and Sy Miller, arr. William Stickles -- You raise me up / Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland, arr. Andrea C. Brett and Kurt Bestor. Choir and orchestra: They, the builders of the nation / Alfred M. Durham -- Lead Kindly Light / John B. Dykes, arr. Lex de Azevedo, violin Igor Gruppman -- Faith in every footstep / K. Newell Dayley -- Come, come ye saints, English folk song, arr. Leroy J. Robertson.