The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has announced the launch of their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends to be released on May 12th. The new project features some of the world’s top artists, including Amy Grant, James Taylor, Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, David Foster, Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana, Renée Fleming, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sissel, Bryn Terfel, and The King’s Singers.
“Special care went into choosing each of the songs for this new album,” shared Mack Wilberg, music director for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir via a press release. “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. This album highlights some of the most unforgettable musical moments in the recent history of the Choir, featuring guest artists that are considered dear friends, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.”
While many of the performances were recorded at the 20,000 seat Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the collection features a performance of “Fragile” with Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Utah Symphony at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The album also includes four new tracks created specifically for the album, including recordings with Amy Grant, Santino Fontana, Renée Fleming, and The King’s Singers.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends Track List
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”
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been performing for 170 years and has earned national recognition as “America’s Choir,” with a Grammy Award, 2 platinum and 5 gold albums, 3 Emmy Awards, and the National Medal of the Arts among its long list of recognitions. Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends is currently available for preorder on iTunes here and Amazon here.
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