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Stream Choir’s New Digital Release “Meditation”

The repertoire of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square includes a broad variety of music from hymns to folk songs, classics to anthems, show tunes to patriotic favorites and many in between. The music of the Choir is both “toe-tapping” and touching as it brings peace, reflection, joy, and encouragement to its listeners.

In keeping with this legacy, the Choir is introducing a series of single digital recordings beginning appropriately with “Meditation.” The very name calls to mind the quiet, pensive, calming and spiritual practice of setting aside the cares of the world.

“Meditation” was released Friday, July 8, 2022, and can be found on popular streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, and many others.  The “Meditation” single has also been added to the Choir’s Spotify playlist "Meditate with The Tabernacle Choir."

Arranged by award-winning choir director Mack Wilberg, ‘Meditation” was adapted from Prelude No.1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 of Johann Sebastian Bach by Charles Gounod. Wilberg’s arrangement features the music of J.. S. Bach and Charles Gounod mixed with a meditative vocal undertone.

COVID-19 gets some credit for this wonderful new arrangement. Because the Choir was forced to cancel many live performances including its weekly Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts during the pandemic, Wilberg used some of the available time to arrange new pieces for the Choir to perform once they began singing live again.

“Mediation” was first performed on the Music & the Spoken Word broadcast in March 2022, two years after the pause in the Choir’s public performances. This digitally released recording of “Meditation” is derived from that broadcast.  The single is accompanied by an official music video, well suited to the themes of the music.

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The Choir’s recording label is releasing “Meditation,” the first in a series of singles, which is now available immediately for streaming. Click on this link to add the single to your favorite digital streaming service.