HE IS RISEN, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring heartwarming and uplifting hymns like Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, and He is Risen, your Easter holiday will be filled with true remembrance and thankfulness for Christ, His life and the love He shows for each of God’s Children.
About the Author
The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the…
Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world’s fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s recordings have achieved “gold record” and two have achieved “platinum record” status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
As always, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has produced a fabulous collection of music. This CD is not just for Easter, but for all year round. From the well know CHRIST THE LORD HAS RISEN TODAY, to the beautiful WORTHY IS THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN (the Messiah), this CD will uplift the hearts of all those who listen. The power of music never ceases to amaze me, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir uses that power to spread the word of the Lord to all who listen.
No matter if I hear the full choir, the women’s voices or those of the men…I am always blessed by their renditions.
The voices of these dedicated members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square, brings comfort to my soul. And speaking of dedication, you can go HERE to read all about the history of the choir, the Tabernacle, the organ in the Tabernacle, and the lengthy acceptance process to become a member of the choir (choir and orchestra are unpaid volunteers) along with the commitment that members make when they have joined.
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