The Tabernacle Choir Blog

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.

Viewers are drawn to the channel for Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts, popular uploads of guest artists like Alfie Boe singing “Bring Him Home” and David Archuleta performing “Silent Night,” the Choir’s spectacular recording of  “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and recent Choir videos – to name just a few of the highlights.  Content changes continually.

The channel marked its first million in views on YouTube in less than three months. Subscribers to www.youtube.com/MormonTabChoir by country reach from the United States at number 1, to Brazil, the Philippines, Russia, Malaysia and other nations across the world. 

The Choir has also stepped up its presence on social media – Twitter, Facebook, Google + and totally revamped its web site http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org. Check with us often!

Choir program awarded an Emmy!

A second Emmy award will soon sit in the showcase of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents the Joy of Song produced by BYU Broadcasting recently received the coveted award at the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Recorded in July 2012 the one-hour special in the Conference Center showcased the talents of the Choir and guest artist Katherine Jenkins, acclaimed Welsh mezzo-soprano and the  runner-up in the 2012 Dancing with the Stars.  She  performed “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “La Vie En Rose,” and a compelling rendition of the Welsh hymn, “Cymru Rach” (Dearest Wales.)”  She also performed the paso doble to the music of “Espana Cani” (Spanish Gypsy Dance) with Dancing with the Stars partner Mark Ballas.

The Emmy honored the one hour musical special which featured the Choir and Welsh classical and crossover artist Jenkins and acknowledged producers Jim Bell and Edward Payne, Choir music director Mack Wilberg, general manager Scott Barrick, BYU Broadcasting executive producers Derek Marquis and Scott Swofford and supervising producer Terri Pappas.