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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Videos with Over 1 Million Views

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir now has 16 videos with at least 1 million views! Since joining YouTube in 2012, the Choir’s channel has snowballed and reached the 80 million overall views mark. Keep watching, sharing, liking, loving, and singing and dancing along with our videos. Here’s to many more millions of views and many millions of hearts touched by the message of the music.

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Reaches 40 Million YouTube Views

Currently, there are over 1 billion YouTube users, 300 hours of video uploaded every minute, and 4,950,000,000 videos viewed every day. The average time users spend watching videos on YouTube is 40 minutes. YouTube is now the second largest search engine—second only to Google, which owns them.

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5 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Videos with Over 1 Million Views

Since 2012, when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir joined the YouTube world, viewers from around the globe have experienced the Choir like never before. Even though the weekly broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word, is available to international audiences, special concert performances, music videos, behind the scenes videos, guest artist interviews, tour videos, and more are available on our YouTube channel. There are thousands of videos with something for everyone to love. Take a look at our first five videos to reach the 1 million view mark.

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50 Million YouTube Views!

Thank you to music fans around the globe for supporting the music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! We have just reached 50 million YouTube views! When the Choir started a YouTube channel in 2012, the first 1 million views was something to celebrate—now four years later the viewership continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Only a few short months ago we celebrated 40 million views.

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60 Million YouTube Views!

In 2012 the Mormon Tabernacle joined the world of YouTube. The first 1 million views were celebrated as a big accomplishment—now, just four years later, we’ve reached 60 million! We want to thank you so much for watching and sharing the Choir’s videos.

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80 Million YouTube Views!!!

Just four short months since reaching 70 million YouTube views, our channel has hit another milestone—80 million views! Thank you for your hours and hours of watching Mormon Tabernacle Choir videos.

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“Circle of Life” Featuring Alex Boyé Surpasses 1 Million Views

The famously chanted Zulu words from the opening line to “Circle of Life” refer to the arrival of a lion. And the video for “Circle of Life” featuring YouTube star Alex Boyé is performing with the strength of a lion, recently surpassing one million views. The song is from Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King, with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice.

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Top 10 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Videos on YouTube

With over 100 Christmas videos currently on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube channel, there are plenty of amazing songs to choose from. But if you want the best and brightest available, look no further—here is a list of the top ten Christmas videos on our YouTube channel.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Reaches 100 Million YouTube Views

On October 30, 2012, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir officially launched its YouTube channel. The announcement included congratulatory videos from Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Brian Stokes Mitchell; Tom Brokaw; Dallyn Vail Bayles; the Piano Guys; Lindsey Stirling; and more. Five years later, the Choir has reached the enormous milestone of 100,000,000 YouTube views! 

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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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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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When a freak accident moving a table injured Mormon Tabernacle Choir organist Richard Elliott’s left arm in August 2008, he wondered if he would be able to perform for the Choir’s annual Christmas concert scheduled just a few months later—or even return to his accomplished organ career. Fortunately, surgery to repair his arm was successful, but Elliott was still faced with many weeks without the use of his arm.  He decided his recovery period provided a unique opportunity to focus on his organ pedaling footwork. The product of Elliott’s efforts during this challenging time was a Christmas concert performance of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” that astonished everyone. Published on YouTube the following year, it has continued to catch the attention and applause of viewers everywhere. Today the video has garnered over 1.5 million views—one of only a small percentage of YouTube videos to accomplish that feat.

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8 Must-See A Cappella Videos by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

A cappella is an Italian word meaning “In chapel style,” and is defined as singing without instruments. It is a form of music that has been used in various religions for many centuries. In early religious worship, instruments were forbidden. In fact, musical instruments were not introduced in churches until approximately 600 A.D.

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Top 5 YouTube Videos of 2014

Thanks to you, we now have over 20 million video views on our YouTube channel! We are adding multiple new videos every week and there is something for everyone including Pop, Broadway, Patriotic, Behind the Scenes, Sacred Hymns and more. Below are the top 5 most viewed videos of last year.

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"Glorious" by David Archuleta—Fan Supercut Video

When Meet the Mormons was released in October, the song “Glorious,” performed by David Archuleta quickly gained over 1 million views on YouTube. At the time, we wrote an article titled, Watch David Archuleta’s New Video for “Glorious,” from Meet The Mormons. The popularity of the song led Meet the Mormons to issue a video contest and the response was overwhelming, with fans around the world submitting over 420 videos. The countries represented in the video range from the Philippines, Mexico, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Canada, Costa Rica, and many from the United States.

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The First Video on Our YouTube Channel to Reach 1 Million Views

Of all the memorable Christmas concert moments throughout the years, one of the most unforgettable showstoppers came from English tenor Alfie Boe—his incredible rendition of “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables brought down the house during the 2012 Christmas concerts that took place in the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of the song, a writer forEntertainment Weekly wrote, “You would have to have a heart full of stones to not fall in love with Alfie Boe’s version of ‘Bring Him Home.’”

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Seven Video Gems from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Many Choir fans have heard the well-known favorites such as “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “Come, Come Ye Saints.” These and many other Choir performances have racked up a large number of views on YouTube and have become fan favorites. However, with over 700 videos on our YouTube channel, there are many gems that are worthy of attention. Here are seven videos we think you’ll love.

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Seven “I’m a Mormon” Videos Featuring Musicians

The “I’m a Mormon” video series features members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from various backgrounds. There are videos of doctors, athletes, executives, computer programmers, and more, including an astronaut. The series also features several Church members who are musicians. Scroll down and watch seven of these "I’m a Mormon" videos starring talented musicians.

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10 Million Youtube Views

Wow! Thanks to everyone who has watched, or is about to watch any of our YouTube videos. We are proud of the music we share with the world and wanted to express our gratitude. We have reached a huge milestone in getting 10 million views and hope it is a sign of what’s to come…

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Thomas S Monson Welcomes The Choir To Youtube

Thomas S. Monson is the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended West High School. He joined the United States Naval Reserve in 1945, where he served the country until six months after the end of World War II. After returning home, he attended the University of Utah and graduated with a degree in business management in 1948. Later that same year, he married Frances Beverly Johnson.

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Watch Lindsey Stirling Welcome the Choir to YouTube

Lindsey Stirling began studying the violin at the age of five. After taking lessons for 12 years, she joined a rock band in high school and also won the Spirit Award in the America’s Junior Miss finals competition. She then enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, followed by a mission to New York City for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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The Piano Guys Welcome the Choir to YouTube

If you haven’t heard of The Piano Guys, you probably haven’t spent much time on YouTube. They are a four-member musical group best classified as orchestral pop. Their members are Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al Van Der Beek. Their YouTube channel has over 2.4 million subscribers and roughly 334 million views.

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Tom Brokaw Welcomes the Choir to YouTube

We’ve grown up with him. He’s been in our homes for as long as we can remember. When we hear his voice, we immediately recognize him—Tom Brokaw. Mr. Brokaw began his television reporting career in 1962, and he has worked as a Today Show host,NBC Nightly News anchor, and Meet the Press moderator. He is currently a special correspondent for NBC News. He is the author of numerous books, including The Greatest Generation. He has won numerous awards and holds 30 honorary degrees.

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Top Five Most Watched Videos on YouTube 2013

Join us in applauding the top five Mormon Tabernacle Choir videos on the YouTube Channel in 2013. Millions and millions of videos have been watched on the Choir’s channel since its inauguration in October 2012.  Less than three months later, the channel had recorded 1 million views and it just kept going.  By April 6—2 million, by June 24—3 million, by August 22—4 million, by October 21—5 million, by November 28—6 million, by December 18—7 million and by January 9 (just three weeks later) – 8 million! The channel also has registered 46,000 subscribers.

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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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Choir's YouTube Channel Features a New Video of "'Give,' Said the Little Stream"

“‘Give,’ Said the Little Stream” is a beloved children’s song most everyone remembers from childhood and still can hum or sing today. This popular tune written by Fanny J. Crosby and included in hymnals of many faiths since the 1870s has been a reminder for more than a century to give to others-“Give, oh, give.” The song is included in the recently released Choir album Teach Me to Walk in the Light and Other Children’s Favorites and is now featured on a video on the Choir’s YouTube Channel.

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