The Tabernacle Choir Blog

Choir to Celebrate July 4 with Patriotic Broadcast

Why is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir often referred to as America’s Choir? It was given such a designation by President Ronald Reagan who had the 360-voice choir sing at his inaugural. The Choir does not perform from the seat of national government or from one of the country’s massive metropolises. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is America’s Choir because of its reach into the patriotic soul of this nation.

The Choir sings of the greatness of this country and its people with such favorites as “This Land is Your Land,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic" (for which it won an Grammy), “Down to the River to Pray,” and “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” Clearly, the Choir is known for the depth of its repertoire of patriotic anthems and folk songs.

Its roots reach deep having performed concerts in famed musical facilities in most every state including revered music festivals. It has performed with orchestras like the Boston Pops on the Fourth of July in Boston and represented America at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games. Every other year for almost two decades the Choir has toured the country singing of God’s hand in the land of the free. And it has taken its music to foreign lands from England to Australia, Russia to the Holy Land.

Watch one of its many patriotic programs below: