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  Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a large choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons).
Choir members are currently limited to twenty years of participation, allowing new members to join the choir on a regular basis.
The choir was awarded a Grammy for its 1959 recording of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mormon_Tabernacle_Choir   (600 words)

  
 History of Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 320 voices strong, is the official choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is named for its permanent home in the historic Mormon Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Although choral singing was an integral part of LDS worship in the early Mormon communities in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, the real history of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir coincides with the establishment and progress of the Mormon settlements in the Great Basin region beginning in 1847.
During the long tenure of Welsh director Evan Stephens (1890-1916), the Mormon Tabernacle Choir achieved new levels of discipline and excellence; the present choir loft was built in the west end of the Tabernacle, choir membership swelled to 600, and the choir took the first of its many national and international tours.
www.onlineutah.com /choirhistory.shtml   (1671 words)

  
 Mormon Tabernacle Choir | Utah.com
Indeed, it is popularly known as "America's Choir," a worthy title earned by more than a century and a half of singing the sacred hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the great choral works of the masters to the enjoyable of all kinds of audiences.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at five presidential inaugurations, in several films and performed with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Utah Symphony.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is comprised of 325 men and women, and is led currently by Craig Jessop and assistant director Mack Wilburg.
www.utah.com /mormon/tabernacle_choir.htm   (728 words)

  
 The Official Site of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Choir has appeared at 13 of the world's fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events.
Complementing the voices of the 360 choristers who comprise the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the sound of the majestic Tabernacle organ—one of the world's largest and most distinctive instruments.
Ronald Reagan was right on the mark when he labeled the Mormon Tabernacle Choir "America's Choir." But ever since this American choir started performing in a dusty desert in northern Utah in 1847, it has been singing to the entire world...
www.mormontabernaclechoir.org /info   (446 words)

  
 Mormon Tabernacle Choir
On August 22 of 1847 a few hearty Mormon pioneers gathered for the first General Conference of the LDS Church to be held in the Salt Lake Valley.
A choir so small it didn't require a conductor sang at the meeting, and it is to that choir that the beginnings of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir can be traced.
As is characteristic of "Mormons" in general, the Choir is always striving to improve and reach new heights of excellence.
www.cc.utah.edu /~rmc7/choir.html   (730 words)

  
 Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Choir) - Short History
The MTC has garnered numerous awards including a Grammy for its rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," five gold records and one platinum record.
The MTC has appeared at five presidential inaugurations, in several films and performed with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Utah Symphony.
MTC members sing because they love to share truth and the beauty of music with people everywhere.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Bio/MTC.htm   (490 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs choral classics, music of world and Americana
It was grand, major-key music, just what you'd expect from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir — which belied the wealth of musical surprises that awaited in the program.
The choir is a marvel of organization, with perfect showmanship, quick segues and unity of visual presentation.
The choir and orchestra demonstrated great range, particularly in the first half of the program, from the a cappella beauty of Rachmaninoff's "All Night Vigil," which left the audience breathless, through a Sephardic wedding song, a Welsh lullaby and a dynamic, conga-driven Nigerian carol.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2002347602_mormon25.html   (480 words)

  
 Mormon Tabernacle Choir - CONNECT, Powered By Sony
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir made their public debut on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after Brigham Young and his 147 followers first settled in the Salt Lake Valley.
John Parry was named the choir's first official conductor in 1849, and two years later, construction was completed on the first Tabernacle church, followed in 1867 by the dome-roofed Tabernacle facility which still exists.
The 150-member choir assembled for the facility's October 6th opening was at that time the largest in the U.S., their voices accompanied by a mammoth organ featuring some 2000 pipes.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/100/127/4/1001274.html   (109 words)

  
 Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir Page
Choir leaders say the performances will include a broad spectrum of classical favorites in Americana _ from the patriotic to spirituals to Broadway, plus the choir's classics that focus on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Utah Symphony, conducted by Keith Lockhart, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop were joined by soprano Henriette Schellenberg, tenor Robert Breault, and baritone Robert Honeysucker, with the voices of the International Children's Choir (Kathy Sorenson, artistic director).
The Choir wil be presenting a special concert in conjunction with the "Mormon Miracle Pageant" and the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Manti, Utah.
www.josephsons.org /slmtc   (2072 words)

  
 Telarc International: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Despite the rigorous and demanding schedule, choir member resignations are few and far between, and there is a sizeable list of aspirants waiting to audition for membership in the Choir.
Although the Choir is technically not a professional ensemble, its individual choir members’ credentials are impressive.
Virtually adopted as the Choir of Presidents, the Tabernacle Choir has performed at inaugurations of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson (1965), Richard M. Nixon (1969), Ronald Reagan (1981), and George Bush (1989).
www.telarc.com /biography/bios.asp?aid=68&mscssid=BS4MGRGS4XP08LUP366NU78QBN634JM2   (402 words)

  
 The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Sharing Peace and Joy
It is named, simply, “Mormon Tabernacle Choir.” When Phil Lowry wrote about the Orchestra at Temple Square (click here to read), he talked about recording the first CD for the label.
Giving a Mormon Tabernacle Choir album is a wonderful way to bring a friend straight to the spirit of the gospel, bypassing the barriers that are often encountered.
The choir is busier than it has ever been, and yet I am sure we will continue to find new opportunities to help spread the peace and joy of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
www.meridianmagazine.com /music/030527sharing.html   (2294 words)

  
 KSL News: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Celebrating Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
For months now the search has been on -- the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been looking for the oldest person who was ever a member of the choir, and they've finally found her.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir stepped back in time late last year to reenact its original broadcast of July 15th, 1929 for a documentary.
The choir's anniversary concert is Saturday, July 17th in the Conference Center, followed by Sunday morning's broadcast of "Music and the Spoken Word" at 9:30 a.m.
tv.ksl.com /index.php?nid=5&sid=105337   (400 words)

  
 Mormon Tabernacle Choir - A Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas SACD Review - TimeForDVD.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This SACD recording of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performing some of the all-time favorite Christmas songs is a spectacular performance that will touch your soul.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was formed in 1847, and its current 345 members are volunteers as a service to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This recording was made in the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 8-9, 2000 directly to the Sony DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recorder by recording engineers Jack Renner and Michael Bishop.
timefordvd.com /sacd/review/MormonTabernacleChoirChristmas.shtml   (1152 words)

  
 SoundStage! Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Christmas
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir may not sell as many CDs as Britney Spears or Eminem, but it's impossible to deny that they are one of the foremost choral institutions in North America, if not the world.
The choir images well across the soundstage, but it does not float in mid-air between the speakers with a palpable presence as it would in a truly exceptional recording.
This Christmas album by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will please their fans and fans of this genre of music, but it will probably not win over many new followers.
www.soundstage.com /music/reviews/rev290.htm   (422 words)

  
 Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was originally housed in an adobe building, accompanied by an organ shipped from Australia to California and pulled by 12 mules across rugged terrain from San Bernardino to Salt Lake City.
As the Tabernacle Choir's director, Dr. Jerold Ottley, explains, the choir sings with "an openness of resonance, and the Majority sings primarily with forward resonance.
Possibly the best-known Choir in the world, the 375 devoted mixed voices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir bring us 30 of the best-loved Christian Hymns, culled from their many lps and CDs across the years.
www.singers.com /choral/mormonchoir.html   (1277 words)

  
 The Mormon Tabernacle Choir News
On December 23, 2005, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, presented a program commemorating the 200th...
This weekend is the 176th semi-annual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Faithful Mormons on Friday celebrated the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the fastest-growing religions in the...
www.topix.net /who/the-mormon-tabernacle-choir   (656 words)

  
 Mormon Tabernacle Choir raises $75,000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s benefit concert before a sold-out and responsive crowd of 1,700 at Morrison Theater proved a rousing success in every way imaginable.
The choir’s gift of song and spirit came in appreciation of an act of kindness shown by Quincyans in 1839 to early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jessop, in his third year as director and conductor, was also overwhelmed at the choir being able to perform in the city with such historical significance to the Mormon faith.
www.gredf.org /news/news1d.html   (704 words)

  
 Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - KUED Channel 7 Salt Lake City
Established soon after the Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, the 360-voice all-volunteer Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one of the world's most renowned choirs.
Craig Jessop was appointed Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in December 1999, after having served as the Choir's associate director since 1995.
In addition to his duties as leader of the Choir, Jessop also oversees the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Temple Square Chorale, companion organizations to the Choir formed in 1999.
www.kued.org /productions/choir2005/artists.php   (921 words)

  
 Las Vegas SUN: Mormon Tabernacle Choir hits Las Vegas
It's these standards, and the choir's repertoire of sacred and secular music that has awarded the Tabernacle the moniker "America's Choir," a term coined by Ronald Reagan at his 1981 inauguration gala.
It's what draws tourists to Temple Square every Thursday to watch the choir rehearsals and what invites thousands of listeners to tune in to its Sunday morning radio show, "Music and the Spoken Word," which will be inducted next week to the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
The choir is designed to help spread a positive message for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/sun/2004/apr/16/516699973.html?mormon   (755 words)

  
 Tabernacle Choir Broadcasts
Though the Choir has performed in fine concert halls the world over, there is no place which highlights its vitality and spirit better than its home in the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The building's remarkable acoustics and the accompaniment of the incomparable Tabernacle Organ combine with the Choir for a listening experience that is truly sublime.
During the height of the summer tourist season, the Tabernacle is often filled to near capacity (seating approximately five thousand).
www.cc.utah.edu /~rmc7/broadcasts.html   (465 words)

  
 Chips - The Newspaper
Noble explained that the Conference Center “is musically identical to the Tabernacle [on the Temple Square].” The Tabernacle is the choir’s regular performance hall, but is in the midst of a renovation.
Formed in 1847, the choir was dubbed “America’s Choir” by Ronald Reagan at his inauguration and played a major role during the ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Noble was approached last summer to guest-conduct the choir of 360 men and women, an opportunity that he also took in 1983, but has not had a chance to repeat until now.
chips.luther.edu /modules/news/article.php?storyid=4381   (812 words)

  
 about This Performance of George Friderick Handel's Messiah
In the Bach Choir’s London season of 1897, their conductor, Sir Charles Stanford, had taken a step in the right direction by using organ continuo for the choruses and harpsichord continuo for the arias.
Jerold Ottley, since 1975 director of the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, is largely responsible for choice of repertory and training, as well as planning the musical aspect of its broadcasts and tours.
In 1847, at the time of the arrival of the first Mormon Pioneers in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, Brigham Young organized a choir to sing in their improvised “tabernacle”-with adobe blocks and poles supporting a roof of leaves and branches-on what is now known as Temple Square.
www.messiahcd.com /Information/about_This_Performance/about_this_performance.html   (2562 words)

  
 The Paramount Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, arguably the best known choir in the world, began performing in 1847 as the first pioneers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.
Since then, the Choir has become world-renown through its many recordings, tours, and weekly TV and radio broadcast Music and the Spoken Word, the longest-running continuous network radio broadcast inthe world (on air since 1929).
Five of its recordings have become gold records and its 1959 release of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the Philadelphia Orchestra won the choir a Grammy.
www.theparamount.com /artists/artist.asp?key=84   (197 words)

  
 NEA News Room: 2003 Medal of Arts Recipients - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a renowned group of 360 singers who are all volunteers and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Choir is heard worldwide through radio, television, satellite and Internet broadcasts from their home at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dubbed "America's Choir" by President Ronald Reagan, it has toured both nationally and internationally and has made more than 150 recordings including five gold and two platinum albums.
www.nea.gov /news/news03/medals03/Medals2003_Morman.html   (141 words)

  
 Walter Cronkite and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Walter Cronkite conducts the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.
But choir and orchestra had been coached to watch the concertmistress at that point; we stayed together just fine, and the audience erupted in enthusiastic applause.
Psalm.  The men of the choir sang a sequence of intertwined carols representing the many songs heard simultaneously on the battlefield.
www.meridianmagazine.com /music/021224silent.html   (815 words)

  
 The Official Site of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Whether hailing the arrival of visiting dignitaries from the balcony of the White House or performing for annual national holiday celebrations such as “A Capitol Fourth,” or “Christmas in Washington,” the Army Herald Trumpets bring a sense of statliness and distinction to any occasion.
In 2002 they performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
www.mormontabernaclechoir.org   (595 words)

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