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A photo of Toni Thomas
OCT 28 2011

LDS Relief Society Music Awards Concert

FEB 17 2012

LDS Music Festival Concert
7:30 pm
Assembly Hall, Temple Square

"The Sabbath Dawns a Holier Light," by Toni Thomas, was given an Award of Distinction at the 2011 LDS Church Music Submission Awards in the hymn text category.

"They Will Not Doubt Their Mothers Knew," by Toni Thomas and Margo Edgeworth, was given an Award of Merit at the 2011 LDS Music Submission Awards in the Relief Society category.

"Come All Unto the Temple," winner of an Award of Distinction in the 2009 hymn text awards, is now available on the Church Music website HERE.

who is toni thomas?

Toni Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, and has pursued graduate studies in Mathematics at Cal State University San Marcos. She turned to writing after the onset of children and Rheumatoid Arthritis limited the other activities she had been fond of pursuing.

Toni's writing and editing credits include: From Grandma With Love: A Legacy of Values; Jimi Hendrix: Voices from Home (editor); the book for the Mormon Battalion musical Company B; "The Kidron," recorded by Michael Ballam; "Escondido," the official song of the city of Escondido; and many other plays, songs, and magazine and newspaper articles. Toni enjoys collaborating with several very talented composers, including Diane Tuiofu. Brett Stewart, Justin Gray, Norm Boaz, and Margo Edgeworth.

Most recently, Toni has been honored with an Award of Distinction for the hymn text, "The Sabbath Dawns a Holier Light," and an Award of Merit for the Relief Society song, "They Will Not Doubt Their Mothers Knew" in the 2011 LDS Church Music Submission Awards. Toni has won awards each year since 2007 in that competition.

Toni is a graphic artist and web designer as well as serving on the board of the San Diego Mormon Choir and Orchestra. She is married to Norman and they have three children and four grandchilden; they reside in the lovely community of Poway where she is a Gospel Doctrine teacher.