LAFAYETTE — Asbury United Methodist Church will welcome Dr. Mack Wilberg, music director of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, on Sunday, April 17, to conduct the Asbury Choir and members of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring a variety of his celebrated compositions and arrangements.
Admission to the 6:30 p.m. concert is free, and a nursery will be provided for children ages 6 months through sixth grade.
Wilberg has written a commissioned anthem that will be debuted the night of the concert and then published for choirs worldwide to enjoy.
“We are extremely honored to host Dr. Wilberg and provide this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Lafayette community to experience a musician of such high caliber,” said Dr. Lee Cooke, Asbury’s director of music and worship ministries.
In addition to directing the 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Wilberg is an active composer, arranger, guest conductor and clinician throughout the U.S. and abroad. His works have been performed by such artists as Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Nathan Gunn, Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, the King’s Singers, Sissel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Natalie Cole and Audra McDonald. Wilberg’s compositions were also sung at the WWII Memorial Dedication and the funerals of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford.
Asbury United Methodist Church is a 3,000-member church at 101 Live Oak Drive in Lafayette. For more information, visit asbury-umc.org.