By Rosemary Pollock
LDS Mothers Day Concert at Provo Tabernacle
PROVO, UTAH -- Vocalist Ruth Ellis will perform "Mother Love: A
Celebration of Motherhood" at the Provo Tabernacle on May 11,
beginning at 7:30 p.m. This Mother's Day tribute will celebrate the
music that expresses the gratitude, admiration and love we feel, that
is best expressed in music. Featured songs by LDS composers Crawford
Gates, Laurence Lyon, Kay Hicks Ward, Royce Twitchell, Deborah
Hamilton, Annie Jones and Robert Cundick will focus on the different
times in a mother's life. Love songs, lullabies, songs about naughty
children and biblical women will make this an evening of shared
laughter and tears.
Ruth returns to Utah with her husband and four children after living
in New York for 14 years. "I SO loved the city," she said. Ruth left
for New York at the age of 19 to attend The Manhattan School of Music
where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in music. The
move back to Utah came after her husband Doug's job, art director for
the TV hit sitcom, "Spin City", moved to Los Angeles.
"We needed a new job and a new place to live. So, it was 'Westward
Ho!' said Ruth. "We bought a house and two cars in two weeks' time
and commenced reinventing ourselves in suburbia." Doug is now the
technical director for BYU's many theatre productions. Ruth has
founded the Ruth Ellis Vocal Academy.
The pianist for the "Mother Love: A Celebration of Motherhood"
concert will be Dian Baker. She had partnered with the late cellist
Roger Drinkall for 12 years in the acclaimed Drinkall/Baker Duo and
was recognized for 11 years as an official Artistic Ambassador for
the United States.
Tickets for the May 11 performance are $5 per person, $4 for seniors,
or $15 for a family pass and are available at Best in Music stores or
at the Provo Tabernacle Door.
Ruth Ellis to celebrate motherhood in concert of LDS music
Utah co UT Journal 2May01 A2