Mormon Tabernacle Choir Blog

Mack Wilberg Works

Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, is one of the preeminent composers and conductors choral music today. His music is published by Oxford University Press where he is considered one of their most important composers and arrangers. He has given renewed vitality to well-loved hymns, patriotic anthems, folk music and classics. Rarely is a Choir concert or broadcast without a signature Wilberg tune.

When the Choir sings Wilberg’s arrangement of “My Country Tis of Thee” for its Fourth of July broadcast, they will be drawing from one of 256 works by Wilberg in the Choir library. This noble and patriotic piece creates an atmosphere of worship and optimism.

No question, his arrangements are some of the Choir’s most popular patriotic tunes but his reach goes world-wide. Distinguished choral ensembles including the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; England’s Choir of St. John’s College; and Sweden’s Orphei Dränger and the choruses of the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra sing his works. Wilberg’s music was performed at the World War II Memorial Dedication, the British Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, and the funerals of both President Ronald Reagan and President Gerald Ford. It is favored by scores of schools, church and community choirs both here and abroad.