On January 7, 2016 the Mormon Tabernacle Choir lost a wonderful friend, organist, and composer. Robert (Bob) Cundick passed away January 7, 2016, at the age of 89. He served as Tabernacle organist for nearly 27 years where from 1965 through 1991 he accompanied the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, played solos during Music & the Spoken Word, and performed hundreds of organ recitals and concerts.
Putting children to bed can be challenging time for any parent. Every family is different—some cherish complete silence at a child’s bedtime, while others enjoy singing, storytelling, or playing music for children. Various arguments can certainly be made for the many methods of soothing an infant or child to sleep, but here are some of the benefits of playing music for infants and children before bed.
Former Tabernacle organist Robert (Bob) Cundick passed away January 7, 2016, at the age of 89. He served as Tabernacle organist for 27 years where from 1965 to 1991 he accompanied the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, played solos during Music & the Spoken Word, performed hundreds of organ recitals and concerts.
In the spring of 2016 the first feature-length movie ever to feature the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be released in theaters. The movie, Singing With Angels, is produced by Candlelight Media and is inspired by true events. The film follows the journey of a woman who dreams of joining the 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir and draws strength from it through life's challenges.
On Friday March 4, 2016, just in time for Easter, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will release their newest recording, two versions of Handel’s Messiah: The Complete Oratorio on 2 CDs with a bonus DVD, and a 60-minute Highlights CD. This beloved musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel, first performed in the spring of 1742, still attracts audiences around the world.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues to reach new milestones in the social media world. The latest achievement is gaining 500,000 Facebook fans. The Choir’s popularity on social media reaches far beyond Utah and even the United States.