Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album with Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana & Brian Stokes Mitchell Snags #1 on Billboard Classical Crossover Chart
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square today announced that their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart, marking the 12th time that an album from "America's Choir" has earned the top honor. The album also took the No. 2 spot on the Classical Overall chart.
The album highlights some of the Choir's most unforgettable musical moments in recent history with 11 tracks featuring James Taylor, Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, Angela Lansbury, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, David Foster and others.
Three Broadway veterans with a combined 7 Tony Award wins - Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana and Brian Stokes Mitchell - appear on the album from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which is commemorating its 170th anniversary.
Fifteen years in the making, the album features renditions of Lansbury singing "Beauty and the Beast" and Brian Stokes Mitchell singing "Through Heaven's Eyes" from The Prince of Egypt with the Choir. Santino's "He Lives in You" from the stage version of The Lion King is one of four new tracks recorded specifically for the album.
"This album represents years of collaboration with some of the world's most treasured artists," said Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir. "We are thrilled with the reception this work is receiving and consider it a great honor to join forces with these incredible friends. We're grateful listeners are enjoying it as much as we loved making it."