Ponder ‘The Legacy We Leave’ with Sue Cox at a fireside with the Southern Utah Heritage Choir

Composite image | Inset photo of Southern Utah Heritage Choir by Bradley Cox, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Southern Utah Heritage Choir invites the public to join them for a night of music focused on tribute to the savior with sacred hymns and ponder the question, “What kind of legacy will we leave for those who follow,” at a fireside performance on Jan. 25.

Southern Utah Heritage Choir during a performance, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Southern Utah Heritage Choir, St. George News

Local philanthropist, community leader and the wife of the late Dr. Mervyn Cox, Sue Cox will be the featured guest speaker for the evening. Cox, an arts and education advocate, serves on the Tuacahn Executive Committee and is a member of the Dixie State University Advisory Council.

The Southern Utah Heritage Choir’s associate conductor Kathy Brown said Cox is a marvelous example of someone whose legacy has been made “moment by moment” and is “borne out of character.”

Cox and her husband donated funds to help create the Cox Auditorium at DSU and the school’s dental hygiene program and has been inducted into the Dixie State Hall of Fame for leaving an indelible mark on Southern Utah. She expressed gratitude for having a “kind and visionary husband, to be a mom of remarkable children and grandchildren and to play a small part in making this community an amazing place to live.”

Brown said the choir is delighted and honored she will be joining for this month’s fireside.

For the musical portion of the program, under the direction of principal conductor Ken Peterson, the choir will perform hymn arrangements by Mack Wilberg, including “They the Builders of the Nation” and the lauded “Come, Come Ye Saints.”

These beautiful hymns celebrate the legacy of the early pioneers and help us to relate their unflinching courage and commitment to our own lives,” Brown said.

Additional choral pieces will include Newell Dayley’s popular “Faith In Every Footstep,” Laurence Lyon’s poignant rendition of “Consider the Lilies,” Tami Creamer’s choral arrangement of her inspiring children’s hymn, “I Know That My Savior Loves Me” and Craig Courtney’s engaging, “Come Home,” with Karen Lee Kennedy playing the organ.

The performance is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.  at the St. George Tabernacle located at 18 S. Main St., St. George.

Event details

  • What: Southern Utah Heritage Choir musical fireside featuring Sue Cox.
  • When: Jan. 25, 7 p.m.
  • Where: St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St., St. George.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public.

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