As part of the new Easter campaign, the Church has released an amazing new video as part of an even greater effort. Featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and over 2,500 video submissions, the world’s largest virtual choir sings Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to celebrate the glory of Jesus Christ.
“I was totally blown away by how many people lent their voice to this magnificent production,” said YouTube a cappella star, Peter Hollens who was featured on the video submission page. “I am so honored to take part in this with the Choir, my wife and the rest of the world! This production has convinced me to do more of these with my supporters and community in the future. I think bringing the world together through music is the most powerful way to make the world a better place.”
Along with Peter and his wife Evynne, who provided the vocal sing-along tracks for this project, some of the notable celebrities who participated included Donny Osmond, and YouTube personalities Alex Boyé, Tiffany Alvord, Madilyn Paige, Maddie Wilson and Firefly. Vocal groups like BYU’s Vocal Point and Noteworthy, and Resonance Vocal Ensemble in San Luis Obispo, California among many others also participated.
Governor Gary Herbert, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and Congresswoman Mia Love also lent their voices as well for this special collaboration.
“Our goal for this virtual choir was to bring together voices from all over the world and demonstrate the power music has to cross cultural and generational boundaries,” said Scott Barrick, General Manager for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “The Hallelujah chorus is iconic, and we are elated that so many people wanted to join us for this amazing experience to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.