“New Tabernacle Choir President and Conductor Named,” Ensign, May 1975, 126
As part of the business of general conference, it was announced that Oakley S. Evans will replace Isaac M. Stewart as president of the Tabernacle Choir and that Jerold Don Ottley, formerly the Choir’s acting director, will serve as its conductor.
Brother Evans, who begins his assignment on September 1, has a broad background in business administration and has been president of the ZCMI department stores since 1973. He was formerly vice-president of corporate development of the J.C. Penney Company.
Brother Stewart has been president of the Choir since 1962 and is also a prominent businessman and lawyer.
The new conductor, Brother Ottley, served as associate director of the Choir from July to December 1974, when he was made acting director.