The Tabernacle Choir Blog

June 2016 Articles

Encores and Standing Ovations for a Thrilled Berlin Audience!

For the first time in 25 years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir returned to Berlin, Germany. As the first stop on the 2016 European Tour, the Berliner Philharmonie Concert Hall was sold out and the audience was electric. Before the show began the crowd waited patiently in anticipation of the doors opening. When music director Mack Wilberg took the stage, they respectfully applauded and then quickly hushed and gave their complete attention to every note of the music. The first act was filled with classical pieces such as “Cum, Sancto Spiritu,” “Alleluia,” from Psalm 150, “Unfold, Ye Portals,” and more. The act finished with “Hymn of Praise” (“The Old Hundredth”). When the first act finished, the hall erupted with cheers and whistles.

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Richard Elliott to Perform for Organists Convention on June 21, 2016!

On June 21, 2016, Richard Elliott, principal organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will be one of the featured solo performers at the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Houston, Texas. The American Guild of Organists was founded in 1896 to “advance the cause of organ and choral music” and “to promote their understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment” through education and service.  Tickets for performances at the convention are available online.

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