The Mormon Tabernacle Choir now has 16 videos with at least 1 million views! Since joining YouTube in 2012, the Choir’s channel has snowballed and reached the 80 million overall views mark. Keep watching, sharing, liking, loving, and singing and dancing along with our videos. Here’s to many more millions of views and many millions of hearts touched by the message of the music.
Currently, there are over 1 billion YouTube users, 300 hours of video uploaded every minute, and 4,950,000,000 videos viewed every day. The average time users spend watching videos on YouTube is 40 minutes. YouTube is now the second largest search engine—second only to Google, which owns them.
In a previous blog post titled 10 Music Videos for Your Sunday Afternoon, we shared inspirational videos that are perfect for a Sunday afternoon but can be enjoyed anytime. With so many choices on our YouTube channel, it is hard to pick the perfect combination, but we managed to find 10 more videos that are perfect for Sunday viewing.
Since 2012, when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir joined the YouTube world, viewers from around the globe have experienced the Choir like never before. Even though the weekly broadcast, Music & the Spoken Word, is available to international audiences, special concert performances, music videos, behind the scenes videos, guest artist interviews, tour videos, and more are available on our YouTube channel. There are thousands of videos with something for everyone to love. Take a look at our first five videos to reach the 1 million view mark.
Thank you to music fans around the globe for supporting the music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! We have just reached 50 million YouTube views! When the Choir started a YouTube channel in 2012, the first 1 million views was something to celebrate—now four years later the viewership continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Only a few short months ago we celebrated 40 million views.
In 2012 the Mormon Tabernacle joined the world of YouTube. The first 1 million views were celebrated as a big accomplishment—now, just four years later, we’ve reached 60 million! We want to thank you so much for watching and sharing the Choir’s videos.
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.
Just four short months since reaching 70 million YouTube views, our channel has hit another milestone—80 million views! Thank you for your hours and hours of watching Mormon Tabernacle Choir videos.
The snowball continues—the Mormon Tabernacle Choir YouTube channel just reached 130 million overall views!
The famously chanted Zulu words from the opening line to “Circle of Life” refer to the arrival of a lion. And the video for “Circle of Life” featuring YouTube star Alex Boyé is performing with the strength of a lion, recently surpassing one million views. The song is from Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King, with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice.
Recently we published a blog post celebrating the Choir’s YouTube channel reaching 120 million views! Although there are thousands of videos on our channel, we can tell you where at least 6 million of those 120-plus million views come from.
Thanks a million … or 120 million! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube channel continues to soar to new heights, thanks to dedicated fans such as yourself.
Each year for the last four years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has released a new music video for the Christmas season. And each year, the videos bring a spirit of joy and happiness and invite viewers to think about Christmas in a different way. If you loved our previous videos, you’ll love this year’s video.
With over 100 Christmas videos currently on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube channel, there are plenty of amazing songs to choose from. But if you want the best and brightest available, look no further—here is a list of the top ten Christmas videos on our YouTube channel.
On October 30, 2012, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir officially launched its YouTube channel. The announcement included congratulatory videos from Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Brian Stokes Mitchell; Tom Brokaw; Dallyn Vail Bayles; the Piano Guys; Lindsey Stirling; and more. Five years later, the Choir has reached the enormous milestone of 100,000,000 YouTube views!
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.
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.
When a freak accident moving a table injured Mormon Tabernacle Choir organist Richard Elliott’s left arm in August 2008, he wondered if he would be able to perform for the Choir’s annual Christmas concert scheduled just a few months later—or even return to his accomplished organ career. Fortunately, surgery to repair his arm was successful, but Elliott was still faced with many weeks without the use of his arm. He decided his recovery period provided a unique opportunity to focus on his organ pedaling footwork. The product of Elliott’s efforts during this challenging time was a Christmas concert performance of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” that astonished everyone. Published on YouTube the following year, it has continued to catch the attention and applause of viewers everywhere. Today the video has garnered over 1.5 million views—one of only a small percentage of YouTube videos to accomplish that feat.
The new video for “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” is nothing short of breathtaking—set in a men’s prison, the gritty backdrop provides the perfect setting for a redemption story. The video follows an inmate’s journey, which beautifully depicts hope and healing through Jesus Christ.
"Come unto Jesus" was written by Orson Pratt Huish and was included in the 1948 hymn book of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Watch the Choir singing the hymn from April 2012 general conference, with lyrics below:
Kids love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir—and we have proof! We’ve gathered some amazing videos of children singing, dancing, and even conducting along with America’s Choir. If your kids should happen to use their talents while the Choir sings during general conference or any other occasion, make sure to post your video and tag the Choir on social media.
February 14th means only one thing—Valentine’s Day has once again arrived! Here 6 videos from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir that will help you get into the spirit of the occasion.
Who was that harpist on the January 25th episode of Music & the Spoken Word? That’s the question our fans have been asking and we’ve got the answer: the young French virtuoso Emmanuel Ceysson is a rising star in the harp world and hopes to bring harp back to the forefront of classical music in the 21st century.
Looking for the perfect present for Valentine’s Day? Look no further.
“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” has officially become the first* Mormon Tabernacle Choir video to reach 1 million views on YouTube. Since the official launch in late 2012, the Choir’s YouTube channel has gained a huge following and now has over 21,000 total views and 79,000 subscribers.
A cappella is an Italian word meaning “In chapel style,” and is defined as singing without instruments. It is a form of music that has been used in various religions for many centuries. In early religious worship, instruments were forbidden. In fact, musical instruments were not introduced in churches until approximately 600 A.D.
Thanks to you, we now have over 20 million video views on our YouTube channel! We are adding multiple new videos every week and there is something for everyone including Pop, Broadway, Patriotic, Behind the Scenes, Sacred Hymns and more. Below are the top 5 most viewed videos of last year.
When Meet the Mormons was released in October, the song “Glorious,” performed by David Archuleta quickly gained over 1 million views on YouTube. At the time, we wrote an article titled, Watch David Archuleta’s New Video for “Glorious,” from Meet The Mormons. The popularity of the song led Meet the Mormons to issue a video contest and the response was overwhelming, with fans around the world submitting over 420 videos. The countries represented in the video range from the Philippines, Mexico, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Canada, Costa Rica, and many from the United States.
There are bad obsessions and there are good obsessions—if you constantly find yourself glued to your phone watching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube channel…that would be a good obsession. To help you figure out if you’re beyond a cure, here are 7 telltale signs that you might be obsessed with our videos. See where you rank below:
Of all the memorable Christmas concert moments throughout the years, one of the most unforgettable showstoppers came from English tenor Alfie Boe—his incredible rendition of “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables brought down the house during the 2012 Christmas concerts that took place in the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of the song, a writer forEntertainment Weekly wrote, “You would have to have a heart full of stones to not fall in love with Alfie Boe’s version of ‘Bring Him Home.’”
Many Choir fans have heard the well-known favorites such as “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “Come, Come Ye Saints.” These and many other Choir performances have racked up a large number of views on YouTube and have become fan favorites. However, with over 700 videos on our YouTube channel, there are many gems that are worthy of attention. Here are seven videos we think you’ll love.
The “I’m a Mormon” video series features members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from various backgrounds. There are videos of doctors, athletes, executives, computer programmers, and more, including an astronaut. The series also features several Church members who are musicians. Scroll down and watch seven of these "I’m a Mormon" videos starring talented musicians.
Wow! Thanks to everyone who has watched, or is about to watch any of our YouTube videos. We are proud of the music we share with the world and wanted to express our gratitude. We have reached a huge milestone in getting 10 million views and hope it is a sign of what’s to come…
Watch the Choir Perform “Betelehemu” — A Nigerian Carol Complete with Drums, Choreography, and Surprises
This unique and energetic song was composed by a Nigerian drummer named Babatunde Olatunji. Born in the village of Ajido, in southwestern Nigeria, Olatunji was a member of the Yoruba people, who are known for their progressive drumming tradition.
Thomas S. Monson is the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended West High School. He joined the United States Naval Reserve in 1945, where he served the country until six months after the end of World War II. After returning home, he attended the University of Utah and graduated with a degree in business management in 1948. Later that same year, he married Frances Beverly Johnson.
Lindsey Stirling began studying the violin at the age of five. After taking lessons for 12 years, she joined a rock band in high school and also won the Spirit Award in the America’s Junior Miss finals competition. She then enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, followed by a mission to New York City for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Happy Valentine’s Day! No matter what you do today, take time to focus on your love. Here are some selections to inspire and ignite your Valentine’s Day mojo.
Subscribing to our YouTube channel is easier than ever. We now have over 700 videos, and you can have access to the latest releases via email. The best part? It doesn’t cost a thing. Here’s how to subscribe:
If you haven’t heard of The Piano Guys, you probably haven’t spent much time on YouTube. They are a four-member musical group best classified as orchestral pop. Their members are Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al Van Der Beek. Their YouTube channel has over 2.4 million subscribers and roughly 334 million views.
We’ve grown up with him. He’s been in our homes for as long as we can remember. When we hear his voice, we immediately recognize him—Tom Brokaw. Mr. Brokaw began his television reporting career in 1962, and he has worked as a Today Show host,NBC Nightly News anchor, and Meet the Press moderator. He is currently a special correspondent for NBC News. He is the author of numerous books, including The Greatest Generation. He has won numerous awards and holds 30 honorary degrees.
Join us in applauding the top five Mormon Tabernacle Choir videos on the YouTube Channel in 2013. Millions and millions of videos have been watched on the Choir’s channel since its inauguration in October 2012. Less than three months later, the channel had recorded 1 million views and it just kept going. By April 6—2 million, by June 24—3 million, by August 22—4 million, by October 21—5 million, by November 28—6 million, by December 18—7 million and by January 9 (just three weeks later) – 8 million! The channel also has registered 46,000 subscribers.
Clearly, for Choir fans, Christmas is less about stalking the malls and more about sitting back, putting up your feet and listening to the spectacular strains of “Angels, From the Realms of Glory.” On Sunday, December 15, a total of 77,400 views—a new record—of Choir programs were seen on its YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/MormonTabChoir. Join us!
Take a bow Mormon Tabernacle Choir! The Choir’s YouTube Channel is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Since the spectacular launch Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in the Little Theater of the Conference Center, the channel has logged 5 million views. And that number is accelerating at a rapid clip and we’re counting.
The annual spring concert of the Orchestra at Temple Square will be an evening of the great masters featuring Mozart, Beethoven and Dvořák. The concert March 22-23 under the direction of Igor Gruppman begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.
“‘Give,’ Said the Little Stream” is a beloved children’s song most everyone remembers from childhood and still can hum or sing today. This popular tune written by Fanny J. Crosby and included in hymnals of many faiths since the 1870s has been a reminder for more than a century to give to others-“Give, oh, give.” The song is included in the recently released Choir album Teach Me to Walk in the Light and Other Children’s Favorites and is now featured on a video on the Choir’s YouTube Channel.