Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas with the Orchestra on Temple Square (CD)(edit)
Not currently available
Domestic and International Shipping Options
Telarc presents the mighty Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square performing some of the world's best-loved carols in all new arrangements. A must have Christmas disc!
- Joy to the World
- Carol of the Bells
- I Wonder as I Wander
- Whence is That Goodly Fragrance?
- Masters in This Hall
- The First Noel
- How Far is it to Bethlehem?
- What Shall We Give to the Babe in the Manger?
- One December Bright and Clear
- Fantasy on 'What Child is This?'
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
- Angels from the Realms of Glory
- Silent Night
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.
by melodie - reviewed on January 19, 2007