Cori Connors is one of El's favorite people and favorite singer-songwriters. She has performed from small but renowned venues such as the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, to Britain’s famous Liverpool Cathedral. She carries her fresh voice to audiences worldwide.
She has established herself as both a performer and a writer, joining the cluster of singer/songwriters who record their own material but whose works have also been recorded by major artists. International superstars such as Linda Ronstadt, Tarja Turunen and Chris LeDoux have recorded songs written by Cori, earning her platinum status as a songwriter. Her name also appears in song writing credits on dozens of albums, and various artists have performed her songs in concert and on radio and television.
Cori has recorded 10 albums of original music. Her latest CD, One Small Boy, is a collection of Christmas songs both original and traditional, noted by Deseret News as being “filled with songs that are both lovely and thoughtful, soft and penetrating.” One Small Boy is a follow-up recording to Connors’ popular Holiday recording, Sleepy Little Town. Carol Swanson, writer of hundreds of reviews for the former web magazine Christmas Reviews.com, says: Cori Connors is an outstanding singer/songwriter who delivers a glorious gift for Christmas; her Sleepy Little Town will awaken memories in you that you thought were long forgotten. Simply wonderful!
Her album of original tunes, Pontiac Rocket, is a fond recollection of an American childhood, combined with thoughtful ballads and a bit of humor. “There is a rare eloquence in the lyric,” says one reviewer, “that combines with the resonant yearning in her voice. A remarkable treat.” Cori was also commissioned to write songs and script for Saints on the Seas, an oratorio, performed throughout Europe and the US in commemoration of the ocean crossing of nearly 90,000 Latter-day Saints in the late 1800’s. That work was orchestrated by Kurt Bestor and performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and choir. All of Cori’s recordings, as well as stories behind the songs, are available online at www.coriconnors.com. Besides songwriting, her poetry and essays have been published in international magazines.
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