The Tabernacle Choir Blog

July 2017 Articles

Costume Designer Susan Memmott Allred Awarded Pioneers of Progress Award

Each year, the Days of '47 trustees gather at a special banquet to honor Utahns “who perpetuate a legacy of industry and integrity.” The honorees are nominated by the public and include individuals whose achievements “commemorate principles of pioneering such as faith, courage, industry, integrity and sacrifice, and whose work benefits present and future generations” (“Six Utahns Receive Pioneers of Progress Awards,” Deseret News, July 22, 2017).

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90 Million YouTube Views!!!

The speeding train that is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir keeps on rolling along! The Choir’s YouTube channel now has 90 million views, and it’s growing by the second.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alex Boyé

This year’s Pioneer Day concert guest artist, Alex Boyé, is known for his African-infused music videos and larger-than-life stage personality. But there is much more to Boyé than that—his music career stretches back to the early 1990s, when he was a backup dancer and boy band member in England.

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Bells on Temple Square YouTube Playlist

If you are looking for the perfect playlist, look no further. The Bells on Temple Square have some popular videos on YouTube, with “Flight of the Bumblebee” leading the way with over 100,000 views. We’ve created a YouTube playlist that includes an amazing variety of musical genres, including pop, religious, patriotic, classical, Christmas, and more.

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Alex Boyé to Replace Christopher Jackson as Guest Artist for Pioneer Day Concert

Due to unavoidable and unanticipated scheduling conflicts with the filming of his current TV series, Christopher Jackson will be unable to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Pioneer Day concerts on July 14 and 15. Mr. Jackson is sincerely disappointed at this turn of events and is looking forward to another opportunity to appear with the Choir and Orchestra in the future. 

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Canada Day Special—Mormon Tabernacle Choir

In celebration of Canada’s turning 150, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square recorded a special broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. The Choir and Orchestra were joined by a special guest, the Wasatch and District Pipe Band.

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