Mormon Tabernacle Choir adds virtual members to choir for ‘Hallelujah’

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir just grew drastically in numbers with it’s first-ever virtual choir.

With students, celebrities, politicians and vocalists from around the world — including local celebrities Alex Boye, Peter Hollens and BYU Vocal Point — joining the GRAMMY Award-winning choir, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir received more than 2,500 video submissions.

In February, the Choir invited anyone interested to submit themselves singing “Hallelujah” chorus from George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”

People interested in joining the virtual choir recorded themselves following Mormon Tabernacle Choir Director Mack Wilberg conducting the different parts — alto, soprano, tenor and bass — and submitted the videos on YouTube. YouTube singers Peter and Evynne Hollens demonstrated how to follow and record your video while following Wilberg.

The choir will stream “Messiah” live on Good Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. MDT from a performance in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Visit motab.org/messiah for details.

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While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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