The Tabernacle Choir Blog

June 2017 Articles

Mack Wilberg Is Directing a New Choir—of Prison Inmates

Since 2008, Mack Wilberg has been the music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and his duties include conducting 360 singers and the 150-piece Orchestra at Temple Square. The arranging, composing, rehearsal, performance, and recording schedule is rigorous, to say the least. By most people’s standards, that is already a lot to handle—but evidently not for Mack Wilberg.  He’s taking on a new choir in his spare time.

Tony Award Nominee Christopher Jackson is This Year’s Pioneer Day Guest

This year’s Pioneer Day concert guest artist, Christopher Jackson, is a Tony Award nominated actor, as well as Grammy and Emmy Award winning songwriter/composer. Jackson is best known for starring as George Washington in the critically acclaimed, award-winning musical, Hamilton, and currently appears in the hit CBS drama Bull. Jackson also recorded an original song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Disney film Moana that premiered in 2016.

Watch Music & the Spoken Word in Over 60 Languages

Twice each year, millions of people around the globe tune into General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to each Sunday session, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs its conference edition of Music & the Spoken Word, which is then translated into over 60 languages, along with the rest of the General Conference talks.

The Song That Moved Nathan Pacheco to Tears

Nathan Pacheco’s music career is on a major upswing. Earlier this year, his latest album, Higher, reached no. 1 on three Billboard charts (Classical Albums, Classical Crossover Albums, and Heatseekers Mountain). He is also successfully touring and making exciting music videos in support of his album.