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America's Choir: A Commemorative Portrait of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2004)

Marking the 75th Anniversary of the Choir's weekly broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word, this volume tells the story of this remarkable national treasure. Packed with photographs, quotations, and stories, it provides an inside look at the Choir's conductors, organists, guest artists, tours, broadcast career, and worldwide influence, with side trips to the historic Tabernacle that the Choir calls home.

  • Language English
  • UPC Code 4718441
  • Media Types Book

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Dubbed "America's Choir" by President Ronald Reagan, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrated 75 years of continual broadcasting in July 2004. Author Heidi S. Swinton writes, "How do you tell the story of a choir that began singing to sagebrush and is now courted by concert halls in the most sophisticated cities across the globe? Such fame has never been their purpose or their statisfaction. Theirs is a history of volunteers who, year after year, from one century to another and then into another, kept working, kept serving, kept singing. They have sung with a spirit that points to Almighty God. And there lies their secret to success."