The Tabernacle Choir Blog

September 2017 Articles

Watch a Pioneer Day Concert Special Featuring Alex Boyé on BYUtv

BYUtv has produced a 60-minute special of the Pioneer Day concert with Alex Boyé, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Orchestra at Temple Square. Boyé was a big hit with audiences, performing “Where You Are” from Disney’s Moana, “Circle of Life” and “He Lives in You” from The Lion King, “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me,” a Nat King Cole medley, and more.

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Orchestra Concertmaster Shares Her Love of Music

When the Orchestra at Temple Square was announced in 1999, Meredith Campbell, a professional musician who had performed with the Utah Symphony and a busy mother of seven, auditioned to become a musical goodwill ambassador for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She grew up in a musical family where everyone played an instrument—they even had their own family orchestra for a time. Campbell relished the performing opportunities she’d had through the years both as a professional musician and as a volunteer in church musical events. So when the notice of auditions appeared, she didn’t hesitate.

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Jeffrey R. Holland Uses Singing in a Choir as an Analogy for Remaining Faithful Through Trials

During the April 2017 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jeffrey R. Holland gave a memorable talk titled “Songs Sung and Unsung.” The address focused on encouraging members of the Church by referencing the hymn “There Is Sunshine in My Soul.” Elder Holland said: “I wish to lift out of context just one line from it that may help on days when we find it hard to sing or smile and ‘peaceful happy moments’ do not seem to ‘roll.’ If for a time you are unable to echo the joyous melodies you hear coming from others, I ask you to hold tenaciously to the line in this hymn that reassures, ‘Jesus listening can hear the songs [you] cannot sing.’”

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Lindsey Stirling Makes Strong Dancing with the Stars Debut

Former Mormon Tabernacle Choir guest artist and YouTube powerhouse Lindsey Stirling just made her debut as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. This isn’t the first time Stirling has been a part of a television talent show—in 2010, she made her television debut on America’s Got Talent, where she was a quarter finalist.

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Recording for 107 Years

There aren’t many musical groups who can say that they have been recording for 107 years—and have performed in some of the first historic recordings along the way.

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The Remarkable Orchestra at Temple Square

The workings of a symphony orchestra—from assembling the right complement of musicians to handling logistical details to rehearsing the repertoire—are intricate, even for full-time paid musical organizations. This makes the record of the all-volunteer Orchestra at Temple Square quite remarkable in comparison.

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