The One Voice International Gospel Choir performed at the Logan Tabernacle on Friday night and in spite of people leaving town for the holiday weekend, it was well attended.
Before performing, the audience was informed that President Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints had given them his blessings to, “raise the roof.” Yahosh Bonner is the assistant director of the choir and said that though the music that is rooted in African American culture is very different for Utahns, the choir is motivated to share its spirit.
“A lot of times when something is different it kind of catches you off guard,” Yahosh Bonner said. “But I hope that they’ll be open to it and enjoy it the way it’s meant to be and to be edified and feel the spirit.”
Desi Arends is from Nebraska and joined the choir eight months ago.
“It’s an awesome thing to spread with people that maybe aren’t familiar with it,” Arends said. “Its just a great way to spread joy and testify of Christ and bring the gospel to souls.”
Vanessa Bonner is a member of the choir from Haiti and said she loves being able to sing gospel music as a member of the LDS faith.
“We want to go and spread the joy that we have,” Vanessa Bonner said. “We want to take it to anywhere they let us go.”