Take a bow Mormon Tabernacle Choir! The Choir’s YouTube Channel is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Since the spectacular launch Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in the Little Theater of the Conference Center, the channel has logged 5 million views. And that number is accelerating at a rapid clip and we’re counting.
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Salt Lake City — The joyous ethereal sound of bells and chimes will usher in the holiday season at the Bells on Temple Square’s popular annual concert on Friday and Saturday, 15-16 November, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
Ask Igor Gruppman, a world renowned conductor, violinist and concert leader who has performed with some of the greatest orchestras in the world, what distinguishes the Orchestra at Temple Square from others and he is quick to explain, “What I can share with the Orchestra at Temple Square is the understanding and testimony of where the music is coming from, its divine mission, the life and dedication of the composer who wrote it. My work with the Orchestra opens this door and allows us to share a complete experience.”
It has become a tradition. The Choir announces the guest artists for the eagerly anticipated Christmas concerts on a local KSL radio program with much-revered, talk-show personality, Doug Wright. Joining the Choir and Orchestra on stage this year will be one of the world’s most sought-after sopranos, Deborah Voigt and celebrated British actor John Rhys-Davies. The Christmas concerts are scheduled for December 12-15 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake.
General conference always makes me feel especially grateful, particularly when I see the Lord’s tender mercies throughout the weekend. Right before we started the first session, one of the brethren sitting nearby said words I needed to hear about a problem I was facing and bore his testimony to me in very simple yet profound words. It set the tone for the rest of the conference.
“Music has the ability to cross over languages, cultures, and all borders and go right to the heart,” Heidi Green, social media producer for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir explains. “Since we launched our YouTube channel a year ago, we have been able to connect with more of our fans and meet them in the 21st century way.”