“Happiness is a state of activity,” remarked the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. For members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization, Aristotle’s statement might well read, “Happiness is a state of musical activity.”
Each year, the Days of '47 trustees gather at a special banquet to honor Utahns “who perpetuate a legacy of industry and integrity.” The honorees are nominated by the public and include individuals whose achievements “commemorate principles of pioneering such as faith, courage, industry, integrity and sacrifice, and whose work benefits present and future generations” (“Six Utahns Receive Pioneers of Progress Awards,” Deseret News, July 22, 2017).
The 2017 Pioneer Day concert, featuring Alex Boyé, brought an amazing variety of music, which included Disney songs, hymns, African-American Spirituals, classical, jazz (in the form of a Nat King Cole Medley), and Broadway musicals.
If you love Moana, you’ll love this video! If you love Alex Boyé and Moana, you’ll really love this video!
The speeding train that is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir keeps on rolling along! The Choir’s YouTube channel now has 90 million views, and it’s growing by the second.
When the original guest artist, Christopher Jackson, had to cancel due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Alex Boyé was willing to step into his shoes and give it his all—and he delivered in a BIG way.
During the July 15, 2017 Pioneer Day concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and guest artist Alex Boyé, Governor Gary Herbert made history.
This year’s Pioneer Day concert guest artist, Alex Boyé, is known for his African-infused music videos and larger-than-life stage personality. But there is much more to Boyé than that—his music career stretches back to the early 1990s, when he was a backup dancer and boy band member in England.
If you are looking for the perfect playlist, look no further. The Bells on Temple Square have some popular videos on YouTube, with “Flight of the Bumblebee” leading the way with over 100,000 views. We’ve created a YouTube playlist that includes an amazing variety of musical genres, including pop, religious, patriotic, classical, Christmas, and more.
Due to unavoidable and unanticipated scheduling conflicts with the filming of his current TV series, Christopher Jackson will be unable to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Pioneer Day concerts on July 14 and 15. Mr. Jackson is sincerely disappointed at this turn of events and is looking forward to another opportunity to appear with the Choir and Orchestra in the future.
In celebration of Canada’s turning 150, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square recorded a special broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word. The Choir and Orchestra were joined by a special guest, the Wasatch and District Pipe Band.