By Michael Hicks
A first-of-its-kind historical past, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tells the epic tale of the way an all-volunteer crew based through persecuted spiritual outcasts grew right into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and with Mormonism itself.
Drawing on a long time of labor gazing and learning the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Michael Hicks examines the personalities, judgements, and controversies that formed "America's choir." here's the dazzling tale in the back of the Tabernacle's world-famous acoustics, the anti-Mormonism that greeted early excursions, the clashes with Church leaders over repertoire and presentation, the radio-driven increase in reputation, the competing visions of rival conductors, and the Choir's aspiration to be permitted inside of classical song at the same time Mormons sought attractiveness inside of American tradition at huge. every thing from Billboard hits to television appearances to White condo performances lead the way for Mormonism's crossover triumph. but, as Hicks indicates, such good fortune raised basic issues concerning the Choir's undertaking, services, and image.
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"Tracking the choir from its humble beginnings in 1836 to strikes into radio, overseas traveling, and television and picture appearances, the fabric is as expansive in scope because the choir's achieve has turn into. . . . Intriguing."--Library magazine
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"A attention-grabbing background of the fantastic Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Michael Hicks strains the tale of this nice ensemble from its early days to its present prestige as one of many world's nice choirs. He highlights the notable commitment and musicianship of the choir participants over the years, and the management and imaginative and prescient of the conductors."--David Hurley, member of The King's Singers
Michael Hicks is a professor of track at Brigham younger collage and the writer of Mormonism and song: A background and Sixties Rock: storage, Psychedelic, and different Satisfactions.
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