Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana, Brian Stokes Mitchell Featured on Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square announced today the launch of their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends to be released on May 12th, which features some of the world's top artists, including James Taylor, Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, David Foster, Angela Lansbury, Amy Grant, Santino Fontana, Renée Fleming, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sissel, Bryn Terfel and The King's Singers.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends is currently available for preorder on iTunes and Amazon.
"Special care went into choosing each of the songs for this new album," said Mack Wilberg, music director for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "We have enjoyed the privilege of collaborating with some of the finest musical talents that are known the world over -not only in the sacred choral repertory for which the Choir is renowned - but in a diverse range of styles and genres, from rock and roll, pop, and Broadway, to classical vocal and instrumental. This album highlights some of the most unforgettable musical moments in the recent history of the Choir, featuring guest artists that are considered dear friends, and we couldn't be more pleased with the final outcome."
While many of the performances were recorded at the 20,000 seat Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the collection features a performance of "Fragile" with Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Utah Symphony at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The album also includes four new tracks created specifically for the album, including recordings with Amy Grant, Santino Fontana, Renée Fleming, and The King's Singers.