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Stream Choir’s Playlists – a New Tradition

It's safe to say that the creation of music streaming services has definitely enhanced the way we listen to music today. Before streaming, if you wanted to listen to music you either had to purchase the music via download to play on your phone or computer, buy a physical recording to play at home on your own  CD player (or for those who remember, a record player or a tpae deck) or you could listen to the radio and just hope you would hear your favorite songs.

How do you find what you want to listen to with so many choices? Digital music streaming provides every listener access to all of the music they love—but it can sometimes be so overwhelming!

What Are “Playlists”?

Playlists have become important as people look for ways to organize their music streaming choices. What are playlists? A playlist is simply an audio or video list of songs that can either be played sequentially or shuffled for variety. Playlists created by the music artists or even personally by each listener are the convenient way to find your favorite artists, type of music, or even specific songs when you want them.

The Tabernacle Choir Playlists

With a “digital first” emphasis, The Tabernacle Choir is now creating Choir music playlists for your listening pleasure. For the next several months, on the first of each month on the Choir’s Spotify channel you'll find a new playlist. It is the newest Choir tradition! Each new playlist has been specially selected by Mack Wilberg, music director of The Tabernacle Choir and includes music to fit the designated theme. Video versions of the Spotify playlists are also available on the Choir’s YouTube channel as playlists with the same name..

To learn more about accessing Spotify’s free and/or premium service on your phones, computers, or other digital devices, check here. On Spotify remember to click on the “heart” button to save it to your account’s library so it will be easy to find. When you click on the three dots, you’ll find the “Share” icon to share it with your family and friends via social media or e-mail or text.

Each Month’s Playlist Is Different

Music of The Tabernacle Choir is enjoyed by listeners around the world for many reasons. Not only is choir music an uplifting experience, but many listeners have indicated it is their favorite background music for a variety of activities or tasks each day. Watch each month for the new playlist that will focus on different music themes or genres to enrich your listening and provide a wide range of music that can be enjoyed any way you choose.

The first new playlist on Spotify,  "Best of The Tabernacle Choir,” featured a selection of the most requested songs of The Tabernacle Choir all in one place.  You’ll be able to find “How Great Thou Art,” “Consider the Lilies,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “I Believe in Christ,” “How Firm a Foundation,” and many others that are favorites. The YouTube version of “Best of The Tabernacle Choir” includes videos by the Choir and Orchestra of many of the songs on the Spotify playlist.

The next playlist, "Meditate With The Tabernacle Choir," has calm and relaxing songs from The Tabernacle Choir for contemplation and meditation.  The YouTube version of “Meditate with The Tabernacle Choir” has a selection of videos on this same theme.

The third new playlist on Spotify, “Easter with The Tabernacle Choir,” makes it simple to celebrate the Easter season with the sounds of The Tabernacle Choir. The “Easter with The Tabernacle Choir” playlist on YouTube has a large collection of different selections for your enjoyment at Eastertide. You can click on the list icon to save it to your library on YouTube as well.

The fourth new playlist on Spotify, “Study with The Tabernacle Choir,” is designed to be a choral backdrop and musical motivation to provide energy and focus while reading or studying. Like the other playlists, the YouTube version of “Study with The Tabernacle Choir” contains the video versions of many of these songs and can be watched or listened to without any commercial interruptions.

The fifth new playlist on Spotify, “The Tabernacle Choir & Friends,” is an opportunity to enjoy the many talented guest artists who have sung with the Choir including Andrea Bocelli, James Taylor, Amy Grant, Kristin Chenoweth, Bryn Terfel, Sissel, Alfie Boe, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Santino Fontana, Kelli O’Hara, Angela Lansbury, and even the Muppets® from Sesame Street®. Enjoy the YouTube version of “The Tabernacle Choir & Friends” which includes many of the video versions of these songs and can be watched or listened to without any commercial interruptions.

Will the Playlists Be Announced?

You can follow the Choir on Instagram (, Facebook (, and Twitter ( to learn more about each playlist that will be posted to our Spotify and YouTube accounts.

Where Can I Learn More About Streaming?

If you are streaming beginner you won’t want to miss this helpful information about streaming—how to start, where to start—with answers to guide you to free and premium streaming services available. Read “Choir Music Streaming for Beginners” now!