The Tabernacle Choir Blog

Three Motab Songs That Will Supercharge Your Weekend

You read that right. These songs from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will definitely supercharge your weekend and might even make you get on your feet and dance. These selections from the Choir will energize and inspire you at the same time.


Complete with choreography, clapping, and drums, the Choir performs the dramatic and energetic “Betelehemu.” Written by Babatunde Olatunji and Wendell Whalum and arranged by Barrington Brooks, this Nigerian carol showcases the Choir like never before.

When the Saints Go Marching In

“When the Saints Go Marching In” originated as a Protestant hymn, but it has become forever immortalized as the unofficial anthem of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. In the 1930s, Louis Armstrong was the first to make the song nationally known as a pop song. The song has also been performed and recorded by the likes of Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present the favorite tune with an arrangement by John Rutter.

Seventy-Six Trombones

In 1957, after years of development and more than 40 drafts, The Music Man became a hit Broadway musical, running for 1,375 performances and winning five Tony Awards®. Written by Meredith Willson, the music from The Music Man has been woven into popular culture and even recorded by The Beatles. Many popular television programs have referenced the musical. In this video, the Choir and Orchestra perform “Seventy-Six Trombones.”