For the first time, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sat down for a Facebook live video to discuss their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends. Choir director Mack Wilberg and associate director Ryan Murphy were interviewed by Kim Farah in front of the world-famous Tabernacle organ at the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. You can watch the entire video below.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has collaborated with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers over the years. For this album, the Choir has assembled an unprecedented collection of recordings taken from standout performances over the past 15 years. Most of these performances were recorded live at the 20,000+ seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, some real gems were uncovered or created specifically for this album, including a performance recorded live before millions of viewers at the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics (Sting & Yo-Yo Ma performing “Fragile”) and new recordings such as Amy Grant’s “Thy Word,” The King’s Singers’ “I’m Running On,” and Santino Fontana’s “He Lives in You.” It is available here.