Mormon Tabernacle Choir To Perform at Yankee Stadium
The New York Yankees announced this week that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has added a pregame set at Yankee Stadium to their previously announced Atlantic Coast Tour schedule this summer.
On Friday, July 3, the 360-person Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform a brief medley of patriotic songs from the field at Yankee Stadium before singing the national anthem prior to the start of the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. game vs. Tampa Bay.
The Choir, which was founded more than a century ago, has performed at World's Fairs, inaugurations of U.S. presidents and in concert halls around the world. It is dedicated to the universal language of music that has the power to bring joy, peace, and healing to its listeners.
From June 24-July 7, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will embark on its 2015 Atlantic Coast tour, its first tour of much of the east coast in over a decade. As part of this year's tour, the group will visit Bethesda (Maryland), Bethel Woods, Saratoga Springs, New York City and Boston. Made up strictly of volunteers, the Choir typically tours just once every two years.
"The saying goes that there’s nothing more American than baseball and apple pie, and I would add, having America’s Choir lift its voices in patriotic songs to celebrate the birth of this great nation," said Ron Jarrett, President of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "It is an absolute thrill and honor for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing in such an iconic venue like Yankee Stadium for thousands of Yankees fans."
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Here is a video of the Choir performing "Cohan's Big Three," which includes "Yankee Doodle Dandy."