The Tabernacle Choir Blog

"An Angelic Chorus" in Shepherds Fields of Bethlehem

The Choir is familiar with traveling.  And being followed by cameras. Touring is a lot of standing, lining up, waiting, sitting, sleeping on buses, trains, planes and even floors and then the lights come up and the Choir sings.  Oh, how the Choir can sing. 

Since 1880, the Choir took its first “tour” performing a concert in American Fork, 31 miles south of Salt Lake City.  The Choir has been on the road ever since though the distances have increased dramatically.  The first European tour was in 1955 followed by tours to Asia, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, England and Israel and many states in America in between.

From December 1992 to January 1993 – over Christmas – the Choir toured the Holy Land performing in concerts, one with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and another at the Garden Tomb. It was there, Reverend Peter Vasko, director of pilgrimages at St. Savior’s Monastery said, “I often wondered what the angelic chorus of long ago sounded like when they sang to the shepherds in the fields of Bethlehem.  I need wonder no more.”

Watch this documentary filmed during the Israel tour