Mormon Tabernacle Choir YouTube channel. Now, the Choir’s music is available to fans throughout the world anytime, anywhere, for free.
The announcement event was streamed live from the Conference Center Theater in downtown Salt Lake City on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Facebook page.
Special guests welcomed the Choir to YouTube in a special video, including President Thomas S. Monson, Katherine Jenkins, Nathan Gunn, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Tom Brokaw, Michael York, Lindsey Stirling, Edward Herrmann, and the Piano Guys.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir YouTube channel will feature a variety of content:
- Music videos, such as the one unveiled at the news conference featuring soloist Alex Boyé singing the African American spiritual “I Want Jesus to Walk Me” with the Choir. His portion of the video was filmed on-site in Ghana at the Cape Coast Castle, which was used historically in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Currently, there are 30 music videos on the YouTube channel with more to come in the future.
- Playlists and popular past performances such as the Pioneer Concert with Katherine Jenkins.
- Music and the Spoken Word is also on the YouTube channel. Music and the Spoken Word is the longest continuing broadcast in the world, first airing on July 15, 1929 in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Since then, over 4,300 episodes have aired.
- Plus, musical highlights, inspirational messages, general conference music, concerts, and promotional videos
After the announcement event, members of the Choir participated in a Google+ hangout, answering questions about their experiences singing with such a renowned organization.