Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends CD: Five Ways to Learn More!
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square released their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, on May 12, 2017! This compilation of exceptional performances provides listeners a very different slice of the music of the Choir and Orchestra. Here are five ways to learn more about this new recording:
1. Watch the introductory Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends video.
2. Read what Mack Wilberg said about the repertoire:
“We took special care into choosing each of the songs for this new album,” said Mack Wilberg, music director for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “We have enjoyed the privilege of collaborating with some of the finest musical talents that are known the world over—not only in the sacred choral repertory for which the Choir is renowned, but in a diverse range of styles and genres, from rock and roll, pop, and Broadway to classical vocal and instrumental.”
3. Listen to a sample of each track at MormonTabernacleChoir.org/shop. (Just click on the green button.)
- Sting and Yo-Yo Ma, “Fragile”
- David Foster, “The Prayer,” from Quest for Camelot
- Amy Grant, “Thy Word”
- James Taylor, “That Lonesome Road”
- Santino Fontana, “He Lives in You,” from The Lion King
- Renée Fleming, “How Can I Keep from Singing?”
- Brian Stokes Mitchell, “Through Heaven’s Eyes,” from The Prince of Egypt
- Sissel, “Vitae Lux”
- Bryn Terfel, “Homeward Bound”
- Angela Lansbury, “Beauty and the Beast,” from Beauty and the Beast
- The King’s Singers, “I’m Runnin’ On”
4. Review these comments by three of the guest artists:
Sting: “I obviously knew the reputation of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but I’d never experienced it.” Of the rehearsals he said, “I began the song, and then this sound filled the room, this vibration filled the room. I turned to the director and said, ‘I’ve never heard human beings sound this way.’”
James Taylor: “After the Choir and I rehearsed ‘That Lonesome Road’ the first time, I turned to Mack Wilberg and said, ‘This song has died and gone to heaven!’”
Angela Lansbury: “I didn’t realize that I was going to be hit by this extraordinary spirit. I haven’t experienced this before. It’s quite unique, people doing something for the love of it.”
5. Purchase the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friend CD!
You’ll see for yourself why this recording is an outstanding addition to the Choir’s list of recording achievements.