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Largest virtual Hallelujah Chorus

Largest virtual Hallelujah Chorus

More than 2000 voices are joined with the 360 strong Mormon Tabernacle Choir to electronically create the largest virtual choral rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Recorded in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City UT, vocalists in street clothes and various styles and colors of headphones & earphones were scattered among the choir members, while the virtual choir members were projected digitally on the elliptical ceiling of the Tabernacle surrounding the choir and the famous and iconic Tabernacle organ. The Singers and organ were joined in the production by the Orchestra at Temple Square. The music was conducted by Mack Wilberg, who has served as the Tabernacle Choir’s Music Director since 2008.

Participants were asked to submit video recordings of themselves singing one of the four parts of the music; soprano, alto, tenor or bass. Digital engineers wove in every video that they could feasibly fit with the format of the production. Vocalists who submitted videos included folks from all over the world, representing most every race and many nationalities. Among the 100s of video submissions are numerous well known YouTube musical personalities; the governor of Utah, Gary Herbert; BYU acapella group Vocal Point; LDS singing artist Donny Osmond and many individuals, choirs and choral ensembles.

The video performance of the Hallelujah Chorus is a special project for Easter by the Missionary Department of the LDS Church.

The video is on the Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube channel.
The title image is a screenshot of the video.

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Ann Fontaine

Thanks for posting this David. Wonderful!

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