The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir has perhaps one of the longest running histories of any American choir, and certainly one of the most accomplished. Established in 1847, the choir has performed for 10 US Presidents and at the funerals for Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy. Their weekly radio broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word, is the longest-running continuous network broadcast in the world. Their list of gold and platinum records, Grammys, medals and other international accolades runs on, but their performance speaks more loudly of their skill. Singing fully orchestrated choral arrangements of hymns, patriotic songs and other traditional classics, the Choir has a clean, 360-voice blend that's dynamic and climactic. With later additions of the "Orchestra at Temple Square," the "Temple Square Chorale," and the "Bells on Temple Square" bell choir, their presence and performance are both visually and sonically overwhelming.