Alex Boyé Joins Choir for Atlantic Coast Tour
Think of it: the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing at Yankee Stadium and at Carnegie Hall. And now, the Choir is pleased to announce a guest performer will join them for their Atlantic Coast tour -- Alex Boyé. The tour will include stops in Maryland, New York, and Massachusetts from June 25 through July 6, 2015 and will feature the 360-voice world-renowned choir and 68 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square.
Boyé served as a volunteer member of the Choir until 2014. He was often a featured soloist for songs such as “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me,” “Goin’ Home,” and “Rock-a My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.” His departure from the Choir was to focus on his rapidly expanding YouTube and professional speaking career. But he left with a promise: he would join the Choir whenever it asked.
He has become a familiar and favorite star on YouTube with what he describes as “Africanized” pop music. His first video with the Piano Guys has tallied 26 million views. His “Let It Go” video was #1 on the YouTube 2014 Highlight list now approaching 65 million views. Most recently, his “Uptown Funk” (make song title hyperlink: http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/articles/alex-boye-uptown-funk-video) video is already at 3.6 million and climbing.
The Choir’s 2015 Atlantic Coast tour performances will begin on Thursday, June 25, with two concerts in Bethesda, Maryland at the Music Center at Strathmore. The Choir has visited Maryland only one time before, over 100 years ago. The next stop, Saturday, June 27, will be at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, on the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York.
The Choir and Orchestra will then head to a performance at the Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, on Monday, June 29. Saratoga Springs was the site of a well-attended concert by the Choir and Orchestra on their 2003 tour. Then it’s on to the Big Apple for two concerts in Carnegie Hall. The Choir is no stranger to New York City, having performed there six times previously, the last time more than a decade ago in 2003.
The Atlantic Coast tour will conclude on Monday, July 6, with a final concert in the Wang Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, where the Choir and Orchestra last visited in 2003. For tickets see mormontabernaclechoir.org/tour.