On Dec. 6, Witness Music will come to Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre to perform “There Was With the Angel,” a Christmas concert.
“I’ve been with Witness Music for a year now,” says Jason Robison, Witness Music’s conductor. “This is a great organization to be a part of. I am also a member of the board of directors.”
Robison graduated from SLCC in 2001. This Friday’s concert will be his second performance as the conductor for Witness Music.
“I got my associates in music from SLCC, and the South City Campus is where I attended,” says Robison. “It makes the upcoming concert very cool for me.”
Witness music is made up of a choir and orchestra combination along with singing and musician soloists.
“We’ve always been an orchestra and choir combo,” says Robison. “We feel like having both makes the spiritual experience much stronger.”
For Robison, music is a medium that can send a powerful message.
“There is a heart-piercing power to music,” says Robison. “It’s fun and very gratifying for me to be a part of that process. This concert will be a life-changing event that can change the direction and perspective of a person’s life.”
The choir focuses on more than the spiritual aspect of their music.
“We are focused on the spiritual message of our music,” says Robison. “However, we are able to focus on the professional aspect as well. We are able to produce some very good music. Everyone in our choir and orchestra has prior experience and goes through an application process.”
Witness Music is a non-profit that focuses on providing spiritual music. Currently, they have chapters in Salt Lake City and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
“All proceeds from our concerts go to making our events possible,” says Robison. “No one in our organization has a salary.”
Students who are interested in attending “There Was With the Angel” can get tickets from the Grand Theatre box office on their website. Student tickets range from $9 to $15.