Debra Frampton | Tour Chaperone | 27 May 2007
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — At the first performance of the BYU-Hawaii Concert Choir's Harmony with Aloha tour to China and Mongolia, one song in particular reached out and grabbed me: Ubi Caritas. Defying logic and reason, this song tugged firmly at my heartstrings and, in a flash of uncommon sense, had me fully convinced it was written just for me. That, my friends, is the magic of music.
You can imagine my surprise when I learned the song was composed by one of our own Concert Choir members, Timothy Max "Cooper" Johnson, a music major from Delta, Utah.
Johnson composed the song for his music composition class, under the direction of Daniel Bradshaw, BYUH's newest music faculty member, who recently received his Ph.D. in composition from Indiana University.