Monday, April 14, 2014

CD Review: He Is Risen by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Featuring heartwarming and uplifting hymns like Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, and He is Risen, your Easter holiday will be filled with true remembrance and thankfulness for Christ, His life and the love He shows for each of God's Children.

I absolutely love The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and this album is one of their best! I love having peaceful, uplifting music to listen to and this has six beautiful arrangements of Easter songs. The track list is as follows:

1. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
2. In the Garden
3. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
4. Jesus Has Risen
5. He Is Risen
6. Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain (from Messiah)

I have enjoyed listening and singing along with this album. The CD cover is also a booklet which includes the words to each song, as well as a little bit of background on each one. There is also a message in the front of the booklet and I love the last sentence: "In a variety of styles, and from different eras, these musical expressions of faith share the same fervent message--that our Savior lives, and has redeemed us with His love." I highly recommend this CD to remember Jesus Christ and His Resurrection during Easter and year round. Definitely a 5-star album!

Here's a video of He Is Risen:

About the Choir

The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world’s fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s recordings have achieved “gold record” and two have achieved “platinum record” status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the Philadelphia Orchestra.


Unknown said...

I LOVED this CD! It's so beautiful :) The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one of my favorites to listen to, to get my family in the "mood" for Sunday :)

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