Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Mar. 5

George Careless was born in London in 1839, (and died on this day in 1932) where he studied at the Royal Academy in London and performed at several exhibition spaces in the city. In the 1860s he joined the Church and immigrated to Utah, shortly afterword becoming the conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Salt Lake Theatre orchestra, and the Salt Lake Opera Company. Careless also wrote several hymns including "The Morning Breaks," "Behold the Great Redeemer Die" and "O Lord of Hosts." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Careless

Glen Nelson