“We are a history-keeping people,” Tam Wood explains as she describes her new calling as historian of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “We like records; we keep things so we can go back to them if we need them.” She is essentially the “memory bank” for the Choir when a question comes up about who, what, when or where.
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August 7, 2013 (New York, NY) – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has released over 200 recordings since its first album in 1910, resulting in both Grammy and Emmy Awards, and gold and platinum albums. World renowned Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel is a multi-platinum award-winning talent revered for his range and breadth of interpretation, having performed in the greatest concert halls and numerous collaborations with stars such as Andrea Bocelli and Renée Fleming, among others. On September 10th, Deutsche Grammophon will release Homeward Bound, an inspiring, heartwarming collaboration between Bryn and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, featuring repertoire with a decidedly Americana feel which also reflects the shared Welsh heritage of Terfel and the Choir. Many founding members of the Choir were Welsh immigrants to Utah. The project reunites Terfel with the Salt Lake City choir a decade after his first appearance at its annual Christmas concert, which can be seen on PBS television and around the world.
The Bells on Temple Square will present its annual spring concert, "Bells in Motion," on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Last year, tickets for this very popular spring concert were all distributed in one day!