Clara McMaster is the composer to many beloved children’s songs from the LDS Children’s Songbook, including “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” “Choose the Right Way,” “Reverently, Quietly,” and “My Heavenly Father Loves Me.”
The fifth and sixth chapters of Matthew in the New Testament are among the most quoted scriptures in history. They contain the Beatitudes, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Lord’s Prayer, which are key moral teachings from early on in the Savior’s ministry. They also include the longest continuous section of Jesus speaking in the New Testament.
Thanks for making 2016 a great year! As we roll full steam ahead into 2017, let’s take a quick look back at some of the highlights of 2016.
Thomas S. Monson, LDS Church president and advisor to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, said, “There is no better time in all the world to make important choices than…at the beginning of a new year.” For 34 talented singers, 2017 brought the wonderful choice and opportunity to participate in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Choir School. This once-a-year training is the last step in the audition process for membership in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir whose singers serve as good will ambassadors for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Happy New Year—and a HUGE thank you for watching our videos! We have just surpassed 70 million views and have no plans to slow down.
In its first week, the world’s largest virtual “Hallelujah” chorus was viewed over 300,000 times on YouTube and over twice that on Facebook. The world is embracing the amazing collaboration between the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and singers around the globe.
The Bells on Temple Square will present “Dancing with Bells,” its annual spring concert on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The Bells on Temple Square will be under the direction of LeAnna Willmore, conductor, and Larry Smith, associate conductor.
Handel’s Messiah is a favorite at Christmas concerts and sing-ins. It’s not surprising then that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir—with a new recording of the full work coming out in spring 2016—is presenting a montage of Messiah music coupled with a reading about the work’s creation. Acclaimed British actor Martin Jarvis, knighted by Queen Elizabeth in the year 2000, presents the compelling story.
The pipe organs of the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City are two of the most recognized instruments in the world today. These organs are seen and heard on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly television, radio, and Internet live-streamed broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word, annual public television Christmas specials, daily Temple Square recitals, along with numerous recordings, concerts, and conferences.
Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, has often said that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is like “a speeding train never stopping to let its passengers off.” Indeed, the work of the Choir and the Orchestra rarely takes a breather. On January 1, 2017, when many people will be sleeping in from New Year’s festivities, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will be in the Tabernacle bright and early to prepare their first Music & the Spoken Word broadcast of the new year.