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2001 Tour Quotes

In 2001 the Mormon Tabernacle Choir toured many states in the southern part of the United States. Tour stops included Houston, Orlando, Atlanta, Fort Worth, Miami, and more. The trip required the use of 3 chartered airplanes, 2 luggage trucks, 1 equipment truck, and 10 buses to transport members of the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

The tour was very well received and many leaders in media, music, and government made statements that were published in Ensign Magazine. An excerpt is below:

“The signature arrangements of ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ were once more stirring. The setting of the spiritual ‘The Battle of Jericho’ was a virtuosic tour de force. ”
—Houston Chronicle
“The group wasted no time proving that their vaunted reputation is richly deserved. … [The] hallelujahs in ‘All Creatures of Our God and King’ rose slowly and powerfully until it rattled the very gates of heaven. It made the hair on the back of the neck stand straight up.”
—Fort Worth Star Telegram
“Hearing the choir live was a dream come true.”
—Bill G. Carter, Texas House of Representatives
“It was the most glorious night of music I can recall.”
—Ed Bridges, director of Alabama State Archives and History
“To say it was an unforgettable experience is an understatement.”
—Sam Rumore, president of the Alabama Bar Association
“When a group like this comes to town, it can really bring people together. Seeing and hearing the choir can clear up misconceptions of the Latter-day Saint faith.”
—H. Roy Kaplan, executive director, National Conference for Community and Justice in Tampa
“It’s really fantastic to have a group like this come to Tampa. … I think we all felt a special connection.”
—Dr. Joe Gonzalez, director of Tampa’s Ambassador Chorale
“It was a true honor to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in person—a moving experience.”
—Ted B. Edwards, Orange County, Florida, commissioner

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will visit five cities on the Atlantic Coast next summer — their first visit to most of the region in over a decade. The tour will include stops in Bethesda, New York City, Saratoga Springs, Bethel Woods and Boston from 24 June through 7 July 2015 and will feature the 360-voice world-renowned choir and 68 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square.

Read more about the Choir's upcoming tour »