If you missed The KSL TV documentary The Dream Tour: Behind the Scenes with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, you can now watch the entire video. A crew from KSL followed the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square during the Atlantic Coast Tour in the summer of 2015 and captured the magic and spirit of the Choir’s music and message.View Full Story
A new documentary, The Dream Tour: Behind the Scenes with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, was filmed during the Choir’s Atlantic Coast tour in June and July 2015. The program will air between general conference sessions on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. MDT on KSL Television and on KSL.com.
Embedded with the Choir during the tour were KSL TV producer Candice Madsen and photographer Ken Fall. Kim Farah, Choir publicist in the Church Public Affairs Department, said, “I feel like Ken and Candice from KSL are part of our Choir family. They were a joy to work with on tour and committed themselves to telling the behind-the-scenes stories about the Choir and the Orchestra. Their documentary will feature the hard work, devotion, joy, and laughter that takes place when 600 people hit the road to share their signature sound and uplifting music with others.”View Full Story
Guest artists share more than just the stage with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Many appreciate the Choir’s feelings of hope, peace, and joy expressed in song. In both interviews and personal conversation, these new friends of the Choir speak of how they have felt at home with the Choir and blessed by the experience.
Laura Osnes, Pioneer Day concert guest artist and talented Broadway leading lady, was quick to explain how her husband, Nathan Johnson, and her Christian faith keep her grounded in a star-studded world. “He’s my rock,” she said of her husband, whom she introduced to the audience before singing “All the Things You Are.” “The job and the career are great,” she continued in an interview, “but my companionship with him, my marriage with him is just really important to us.”View Full Story
Latter-day Saints travel from all over the world to attend the semiannual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been providing music for the conferences since 1867. The Choir will sing at the Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon sessions of the October 2015 General Conference. Music selections are drawn from the hymns of the Church and other music rich with traditional meaning for Church members. A special selection is often chosen to appeal to the children of the Church. You can find veiwing information at www.lds.org.
This October you also can enjoy some added features to Conference participation.View Full Story
Former director of music at King’s College, Cambridge, England, Sir David Willcocks passed away last week at the age of 95. Willcocks spent his lengthy career raising the standards of British choral music and earned over 50 honorary degrees.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization wishes to express its sincere condolences to the family of David Willcocks. Willcocks first associated with the Choir when he served as guest conductor for a segment of Music and the Spoken Word.View Full Story
Elder Richard G. Scott, tenderhearted member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since 1988 and dear friend of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, died Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Elder Scott will be remembered and revered by Choir members for his support and encouragement.
Elder Scott, a gifted musician himself playing both the clarinet and saxophone in a jazz band, loved the music of the Church, the hymns in particular. He was a drum major in high school and developed a love for South American folk music when he served a mission in Uruguay as a young man and in later years as a mission president in Northern Argentina with his wife, Jeanene. He particularly loved to listen to choir music, which he once said prompted “a feeling so sublime that it elevates my heart and mind.”View Full Story
The Orchestra at Temple Square fall concert is always a favorite. This year’s concert entitled “Music for the Soul” features Kevin Kenner, considered “one of the finest American pianists to come along in years” with conductor Igor Gruppman, well known to Tabernacle audiences.
Mark the dates: Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Free tickets for the concerts are available beginning September 22 at lds.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080 or 1-866-537-8457 (1-866-LDS-TIKS). Limit of four tickets per request.View Full Story
There it was on television screens across America—an image of Mack Wilberg holding the baton and conducting the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performing “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah. But something was different: this wasn’t a Music and the Spoken Word broadcast or a concert rerun on BYUtv—this was on ESPN. Yes, that ESPN.
Ten seconds into the Choir singing “Hallelujah,” the screen splits, and images of a recent BYU football game appear as the announcer exclaims, “Tanner [Mangum] launches it, goes for the end zone, at the goal line, I think he caught it for a touchdown. He got it! He got it! He got it!!!” The scene shifts to the second game of the season where BYU won on another miraculous touchdown. “Mangum flips it into the end zone, we’ve seen this before—touchdown BYU!" the announcer shouted.View Full Story
For logistical and scheduling reasons, the annual Christmas concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has been moved to Thursday through Saturday, December 17–19. More information about the concert and guest artists will follow in the weeks to come.
The 2015 Christmas Concert will begin with a public dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 17. Two concerts will be performed on Friday, December 18, and Saturday, December 19. Sunday, December 20, the broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word will feature music from the Christmas concert. Tickets are required for the three evening performances. No tickets are required for the Sunday Music and the Spoken Word broadcast. Tickets may be requested online from Saturday, October 17, 12:01 a.m., through Monday, October 26, at 11:59 p.m. The guest artists will be announced in mid-October.View Full Story
Picture yourself walking through New York City or Boston and suddenly being stopped in your tracks by a large group singing “America the Beautiful.” You then thank them for the singing only to find out that they are members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Too good to be true right? Not so fast…View Full Story