The touching story behind the Lyceum Orchestra's "If You Could Hie to Kolob"

The touching story behind the Lyceum Orchestra’s “If You Could Hie to Kolob”

We love the touching and inspirational stories that often accompany great music. The Lyceum Orchestra’s latest (“If You Could Hie to Kolob”) is no exception!
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We love the touching and inspirational stories that often accompany great music.

The Lyceum Orchestra’s latest (“If You Could Hie to Kolob”) is no exception!

Located in American Fork, The Lyceum Orchestra draws students from all over the Wasatch Front and beyond (talk about dedication and commitment)!

One student, Joseph Hendersen, drives from Cache Valley to American Fork every week for orchestra rehearsals with the top youth orchestra in the state.

This past summer, Joseph lost his father to cancer.

While the orchestra was preparing to perform a concert at Temple Square, he approached Kayson Brown, the orchestra’s director, to thank him for playing “If You Could Hie to Kolob” (a very popular LDS hymn).

Joseph played the same arrangement at his own father’s funeral just weeks before the Temple Square performance!

Music has the power to comfort and connect us. This is true of the living And perhaps more true of those who have passed before us.

Let us know what you think of “If You Could Hie to Kolob” by The Lyceum Orchestra below in the comments!

Learn more about the Lyceum Orchestra here:
https://www.facebook.com/LyceumPhilharmonic/



 

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  1. The arrangement of the hymn “If You Could Hie to Kolob” by the American Heritage Lyceum Orchestra is absolutely beautiful. The backstory for the video is also touching. Mormon Music wrote an article about this and shared it with the Director, Kayson Brown, who loved it and shared it with the Orchestra’s social media channels. Here is the link to our article – https://mormonmusic.org/video-find-of-the-week/american-heritage-lyceum-philharmonics-inspiring-performance-hie-kolob.

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