The Oswald Goeckeritz Duo brings together the flowing style and graceful virtuosity of Tamara Oswald with the rich tone and expressive musical style of Jeannine Goeckeritz. Together they have entertained, inspired and brought beauty to audiences around the world. Their recent 2012 European tour included multiple performances in Switzerland and Germany, and concluded in the Czech Republic, where they performed at the renowned Žofín Palace in Prague.
Their musical talents can be heard on their own CD, Chanson, and numerous award winning and Grammy nominated Mormon Tabernacle Choir CDs, films, and television broadcasts. The Oswald Goeckeritz Duo’s CD, Chanson, features original compositions by Emmy Award winning composer Sam Cardon, as well as Mack Wilberg, and Lex de Azevedo. These cherished, yet rarely heard songs will lift and surround you with renewal of the spirit, solace from life’s demands, and the warm comfort of a lullaby on a sleepless night.
The Oswald - Goeckeritz Duo has performed at private VIP functions throughout the United States. They have given concerts for BYU Education Week Evening Performances, the Dixie Music Concert Series at the historic tabernacle in St. George, Utah, the International Double Reed Society in Austin, Texas with the Soulage Trio, the Utah Flute Association, and the Temple Square Concert Series. They have performed at BYU Women’s Conference, the LDS Museum of Church History and Art as part of the Evening at the Museum series, and been guest soloist for the Utah Chamber Artist’s Cathedral Collage Concert. Passionate about inspiring and encouraging both children and adults to be involved in the arts, Oswald and Goeckeritz provide musical programs for Utah schools as part of Arts in Education.
Tamara Oswald and Jeannine Goeckeritz are principal harp and principal flute with the Orchestra at Temple Square where they perform, record and tour with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. These performances include the weekly international broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word, the annual PBS Christmas Specials of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with featured headline artists Natalie Cole, Sissel, The King’s Singers, Renee Fleming , Bryn Terfel, Frederica Von Stada, Brian Stokes Mitchell, David Archuleta, Nathan Gunn, Michael York, and Alfie Boe; the 2002 Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad with John Williams, Richard Stoltzman and Evelyn Glennie. While touring with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, they have performed at venues throughout the United States, including Lincoln Center, Ravinia, Disney Hall, Wolftrap Festival, Chautauqua, Saratoga Music Festival, Interlochen National Music Camp, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. As guest soloists, they performed Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with the Orchestra at Temple Square. With the elegance, beauty, and spiritual depth of their musical gifts, they have played for many LDS gatherings and conferences, including the funeral of President Gordon B. Hinckley.