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Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, is an American choir that is part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It has performed in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for over 100 years. The Tabernacle houses an organ, consisting of 11,623 pipes, which usually accompanies the choir.

The choir was founded in August 1847, one month after the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. Prospective singers must be LDS Church members who are eligible for a temple recommend, between 25 and 55 years of age at the start of choir service, and live within 100 miles (160 km) of Temple Square.

The choir is one of the most famous choirs in the world. It first performed for a U.S. President in 1911, and has performed at the inaugurations of presidents Lyndon B. Johnson (1965), Richard Nixon (1971), Ronald Reagan (1981), George H. W. Bush (1989), George W. Bush (2001), and Donald Trump (2017). The choir's weekly devotional program, Music & the Spoken Word, is one of the longest-running radio programs in the world, and has aired every week since July 15, 1929.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 8th, 1847

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-38500 12-in. 6/7/1927 Worthy is the lamb Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chorus, with pipe organ Vocal group  
Victor CVE-38501 12-in. 6/7/1927 He is watching over Israel Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chorus, with pipe organ Vocal group  
Victor CVE-38504 12-in. 6/8/1927 Behold God the Lord Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chorus, with pipe organ Vocal group  
Victor CVE-38505 12-in. 6/8/1927 Hallelujah the father Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chorus, with pipe organ Vocal group  
Victor CVE-38509 12-in. 6/9/1927 Thanks be to God Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chorus, with pipe organ Vocal group  
Victor CVE-38510 12-in. 6/9/1927 Lord now victorious Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chorus, with pipe organ Vocal group  
Victor PBVE-151 10-in. 9/24/1925 By the waters of Minnetonka Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Victor PBVE-152 10-in. 9/24/1925 Prayer Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Victor PBVE-153 10-in. 9/27/1925 Devotion Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Victor PCVE-154 12-in. 9/27/1925 Great is Jehovah Mormon Tabernacle Choir ; Jessie Williams Mixed vocal chorus and soloist, with piano and organ Vocal group  
Victor PCVE-156 12-in. 9/28/1925 He, watching over Israel Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Victor PBVE-157 10-in. 9/28/1925 Build thee more stately mansions Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Columbia 4878 10-in. ca. 9/1/1910 Gypsy love song Horace S. Ensign ; Mormon Tabernacle Choir Baritone vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Columbia 4880 10-in. ca. 9/1/1910 Let the mountains shout for joy Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Columbia 4884 10-in. ca. 9/1/1910 O my father Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Columbia 4885 10-in. ca. 9/1/1910 Men of Harlech Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  
Columbia 4886 10-in. ca. 9/1/1910 Hosanna Mormon Tabernacle Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mormon Tabernacle Choir," accessed December 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104470.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104470.

"Mormon Tabernacle Choir." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104470

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