Watch the Full Documentary—The Dream Tour: Behind the Scenes with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
If you missed The KSL TV documentary The Dream Tour: Behind the Scenes with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, you can now watch the entire video. A crew from KSL followed the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square during the Atlantic Coast Tour in the summer of 2015 and captured the magic and spirit of the Choir’s music and message.
In the opening minutes of the documentary, the Choir’s general manager, Scott Barrick explained the key message saying, “The Choir organization is the only musical organization of its kind that transcends cultural and generational boundaries to unite people through music around the world.”
The documentary was shown on KSL TV between sessions of the October 2015 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The 45-minute film covers a wide range of topics such as highlights of each tour city, individual Choir member interviews, bus rides, and behind-the-scenes moments such as riding the subway, visiting historic sites, and pre-concert rehearsals.
In one touching but entertaining scene, Alex Boyé, who traveled with the Choir as a guest soloist, receives some unique vocal tips from a Choir member, which involved humming into a tiny straw to reset his voice. Boyé’s voice started to give out after the first concert in Maryland, and he was put on strict vocal rest by Rebecca Wilberg, who is the Choir’s vocal coach in addition to being the wife of music director Mack Wilberg. Vocal rest was indeed challenging for Boyé, who was hammered with questions after being featured on America’s Got Talent the night before tour began. However, he managed to recover quickly and received a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall along with the Choir and Orchestra just days later. Boyé summed up his feelings saying, “Why we do this music and why we entertain is really to glorify the Lord.”
Watch the video above and enjoy more videos from the Choir’s Atlantic Coast Tour.