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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Michael Hicks

Abstract

A first-of-its-kind history, this book tells the epic story of how an all-volunteer group founded by persecuted religious outcasts grew into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and with Mormonism itself. Drawing on decades of work observing and researching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the book examines the personalities, decisions, and controversies that shaped “America's choir.” Here is the miraculous story behind the Tabernacle's world-famous acoustics, the anti-Mormonism that greeted early tours, the clashes with Church leaders over repertoire and presentation, the radio- ... More

Keywords: acoustics, Mormonism, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, American culture, anti-Mormonism, repertoire, conductors, classical music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039089
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Hicks, author
Brigham Young University