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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Land That I Love

As Bloggers, we were invited to attend a special in depth tour of the Mormon Tabernacle on Temple Square and then attend an open Mini-Concert called "Land That I Love" featuring the Irving Berlin song "God Bless America." It was a fabulous, and for some of us, a once-in-a-lifetime experience to  go behind the scene, so to speak, and see those parts of the Tabernacle that are usually off-limits to the public.

We enjoyed a tour of the music library with over 1 million copies of sheet music used by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the tour also included their dressing rooms and a look at where all of the dresses for the ladies in the choir are handmade in the Tabernacle.

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. We learned of the rigorous schedule of try-outs and schooling required of potential Choir members before they can even begin to sing with this world-famous organization.

The concert was superb and I once again realized the technical musical excellence of the Choir. It was a fantastic experience and will be long remembered and talked about. Thanks to FamilySearch and the Choir for this marvelous opportunity.

3 comments:

  1. James,

    I Am Still Pinching Myself. What A Wonderful experience That Was. I Feel So Privileged To Have Gone On That tour. It Was An Amazing Opportunity.

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  2. i love the land which "green" in everywhere

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  3. Was able to once hear the choir rehearse. Their rehearsals are better than some actual concerts.

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