Choir In The News

December 15, 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune

From ‘Downton Abbey’ to downtown Salt Lake City, Hugh Bonneville joins Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Christmas shows

(Photo by Stuart McClymont) The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concerts will have a British flair yet again. Following his countrymen Martin Jarvis, Jane Seymour, Michael York, Claire Bloom and Angela Lansbury (not to mention Irish actor Roma Downey and Welshman John Rhys-Davies), actor Hugh Bonneville — best-known for his six seasons as Robert, Earl of Grantham, on “Downton Abbey” — will narrate this year’s shows. Read More

December 11, 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune

Meet the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's secret weapon organist Richard Elliott

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has its secret weapon ready for this week’s Christmas concerts: principal organist Richard Elliott, whose solo arrangements invariably earn the first standing ovation of the night. Read More

December 1, 2017

Deseret News

Twila Van Leer The Mormon Tabernacle Choir belongs to all of us

I sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Of course, I am generally lolling around on a couch with CD accompaniment while the rest of the gang are holding forth in the Tabernacle on Temple Square, in the Conference Center or in some distant land where the applause resounds around the world. Read More

November 27, 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune

BYUtv partners with PBS powerhouse on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert

There’s been a huge change behind the scenes of this year’s “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” TV special … although viewers probably won’t notice anything different. Sure, there’s a new guest star — operatic tenor Rolando Villazón performs and narrates in the program, filmed last year — and the lineup of songs is new. But there’s also a new presenter for PBS’ most popular Christmas special this year. Read More

October 16, 2017

Deseret News

Sutton Foster Hugh Bonneville announced as Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert guests

SALT LAKE CITY — Broadway star Sutton Foster and acclaimed British actor Hugh Bonneville were announced as this year’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir annual Christmas concert featured guest artist and narrator Oct. 12 on “The Doug Wright Show.” Read More

July 11, 2017

Salt Lake Tribune

Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Pioneer Day Show is ‘the pinnacle’ for surprise headliner Alex Boyé

(Photo by Nate Bonney) He knows he has a lot to live up to, but Alex Boyé is not throwing away his shot. Boyé stepped up to headline the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Pioneer Day concerts after a last-minute scheduling snafu forced Christopher Jackson, beloved (and Tony-nominated) for his performance as George Washington in the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," to withdraw. "It's the greatest opportunity ever," said Boyé, who was a member of the choir for eight years before leaving to concentrate on a solo career. Read More

June 26, 2017

Salt Lake Tribune

Mormon Tabernacle Choir director teaches new group — and they're not who you’d expect

Mormon Tabernacle Choir director Mack Wilberg has taken a new group of musicians under his wing — but you'll have to visit Utah State Prison to hear them perform. Members of the advanced vocals class in the prison's Wasatch Music School performed two numbers under Wilberg's direction on Saturday during the school's spring recital. Read More

June 20, 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune

New exhibit celebrates the Mormon Tabernacle Organ’s 150th birthday

One of Mormonism's most famous figures turns 150 this year. The Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ — arguably overshadowed only by the neighboring Salt Lake Temple as a symbol of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — is being celebrated in an exhibit in the LDS Church History Museum across the street. Read More

June 12, 2017

Standard-Examiner

Farmington woman performs as LDS Tabernacle organist on Temple Square

Perhaps no one is more thrilled by the ingenuity and devotion to music shown by the Mormon pioneers than Linda Swenson Margetts. Since 1984, the Farmington resident has been daily touched by their efforts, as she performs as one of five organists at daily practice sessions and noon recitals on the Tabernacle organ at Temple Square for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read More

June 2, 2017

World Religion News

Mormon Musicians are Dominating Billboard's Classical Music Charts

Latter-day Saints are making waves in music, making a big impact in the industry and listeners’ lives as they excel in their craft. Read More

May 16, 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune

Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates collaborations on new album

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has made some famous friends over the years. A dozen appear on the choir's new album, "Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends," which dropped Friday on the choir's own label. Read More

May 8, 2017

Playbill

Angela Lansbury and Brian Stokes Mitchell Featured on New Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD

Tony winners Angela Lansbury and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as Tony nominee Santino Fontana, can be heard on the new CD Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, which will be released May 12 and commemorates the choir’s 170-year anniversary. Read More