In 1847, Mormon Pioneers moved to the Salt Lake Valley under the direction of Brigham Young, who was the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Shortly after the arrival, a small choir was formed and sang at the first conference of the Church on August 22, 1847, which was only 29 days after the arrival of the first pioneers. This choir became the foundation of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Over 170 years later, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir has toured around the globe. But, before the Choir ever set foot out of the state of Utah, they performed at several locations around the state. One of its most unusual performances was a trip to the Utah Penitentiary in the 1870’s.View Full Story