Nathan Pacheco and Lindsey Stirling performed at the Pioneer Day Concert, “A Summer Evening of Music,” in the Salt Lake City, Utah Conference Center July 19.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir opened the program with “On a Wonderful Day like Today,” a song written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and arranged by Sam Cardon.
Pacheco performed three songs with the choir, including “Don’t Cry” by Leonardo de Bernardini, “Prendi I miei Sogni” by Colin O’Malley and “Nessun Dorma” by Giacomo Puccini.
“Like many of you, I grew listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I never thought that one day I would get to perform with them. It’s a great honor,” Pacheco said.
Lindsey Stirling, a renowned violinist and dancer, performed alongside the choir as well.
Sterling performed three pieces including “Elements,” which she wrote, “Poor Little Lambs” by Tod Galloway and “Scotland, the Brave-Simple Gifts,” a traditional folk song.
“This is quite a different concert than I normally do. I’ve played in smelly rock clubs all over the world and I love it, I really do, but this is very special,” Stirling said.
Stirling performed “Poor little lambs,” in memory of her grandfather. She said her grandfather would sing this song to her mother as a lullaby.
“I want to perform this song for you, as well as my grandfather, who I know is listening tonight,” Stirling said.
The choir performed pieces from various composers and selected hymns from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Pacheco and Stirling met after the performance at Deseret Book for a CD signing.