The Tabernacle Choir Blog

October 2013 Articles

Choir marks one year on YouTube—5 million views

Take a bow Mormon Tabernacle Choir! The Choir’s YouTube Channel is celebrating its one-year anniversary.  Since the spectacular launch Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in the Little Theater of the Conference Center, the channel has logged 5 million views.  And that number is accelerating at a rapid clip and we’re counting.

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Fall Orchestra Concert features Haydn and Rachmaninoff

Ask Igor Gruppman, a world renowned conductor, violinist and concert leader who has performed with some of the greatest orchestras in the world, what distinguishes the Orchestra at Temple Square from others and he is quick to explain, “What I can share with the Orchestra at Temple Square is the understanding and testimony of where the music is coming from, its divine mission, the life and dedication of the composer who wrote it.  My work with the Orchestra opens this door and allows us to share a complete experience.”

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Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies to Join Choir for Christmas

It has become a tradition.  The Choir announces the guest artists for the eagerly anticipated Christmas concerts on a local KSL radio program with much-revered, talk-show personality, Doug Wright.   Joining the Choir and Orchestra on stage this year will be one of the world’s most sought-after sopranos, Deborah Voigt and celebrated British actor John Rhys-Davies.  The Christmas concerts are scheduled for December 12-15 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake.

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Uplifted At Conference

General conference always makes me feel especially grateful, particularly when I see the Lord’s tender mercies throughout the weekend. Right before we started the first session, one of the brethren sitting nearby said words I needed to hear about a problem I was facing and bore his testimony to me in very simple yet profound words. It set the tone for the rest of the conference.

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Choir Connecting With Fans Through Social Media

“Music has the ability to cross over languages, cultures, and all borders and go right to the heart,” Heidi Green, social media producer for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir explains. “Since we launched our YouTube channel a year ago, we have been able to connect with more of our fans and meet them in the 21st century way.”

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