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Sweet Singers of Zion: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the 1893 Welsh Eisteddfod

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Although the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's appointed role always has been its musical offerings for church meetings, its primary mission, since the Manifesto of 1890, has been to create a new and ... More


“My Tabernacle ‘Mormon’ Choir”

Michael Hicks

in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the activities of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the direction of its conductor, Evan Stephens. In 1890 Mormons outgrew two fads, one doctrinal, the other musical. First was ... More


Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Reid Neilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, presented the Latter‐day Saints with their first post‐polygamy opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and ... More


From within the Shadow

Michael Hicks

in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the activities of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under Spencer Cornwall's conductorship. Cornwall began his tenure by refashioning the Choir's sound. He summoned each Choir member ... More


A Cultural Necessity

Michael Hicks

in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the activities of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under Richard Condie's conductorship. On August 20, 1957, the First Presidency met to discuss who should replace Spencer Cornwall. ... More


Soft Sell

Michael Hicks

in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the activities of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, first under Jay Welch and later Jerold Ottley. When Harold Lee ascended to the Mormon Presidency, he ramped up the musical ... More


 “No Tabernacle Choir on Broadway”: Music and Dance

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mormon music is a forum where originality and assimilation compete vigorously. Hymnody began by borrowing but also by employing the first original Mormon artistic productions. The Tabernacle Choir is ... More


Buildings and Professors

Michael Hicks

in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the beginnings of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It first considers the construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle on April 6, 1852, before turning to the schoolhouse that Brigham ... More


The Power of the Air

Michael Hicks

in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the activities of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under conductor Anthony Lund, with particular emphasis on its foray into broadcasting. In October 1915, the Salt Lake Telegram ... More


After the Chicago World's Fair: Exhibiting Mormonism in America, 1893–1934

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The successes, as well as the failures, at Chicago helped LDS leaders realize the importance of exhibiting their ecclesiastical institution as a culturally advanced society thereafter. Striving for ... More


 “No Music in Hell”: Music and Dance

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Unlike most Christians, Mormons have always loved music and dance. From the Nauvoo Brass Band to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, music has been culturally central. Hymnody incorporates some of the very ... More


The Endless Postlude

Michael Hicks

in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter reflects on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's quest for spectacle throughout its existence. Since 1982, Jerold Ottley had asked the First Presidency for the Choir to have its own orchestra. ... More


The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Michael Hicks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

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 ... More


“He Could Just Put a Song on His Fingers”: Second-Generation Gospel Choirs

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the rise of second-generation gospel choirs in Chicago. On July 6, 1959, Robert Anderson and Eddie Robinson sponsored the “Mountain of Gospel Music,” starring James Cleveland ... More


One of These Mornings: Chicago Gospel at the Crossroads

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the transition in Chicago gospel music that began before the 1959 Detroit Invasion and continued until the late twentieth century. It first recounts the deaths of Roberta ... More


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