As one of the largest, most remarkable volunteer choirs in the world, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has garnered its fair share of praise—from members of the Church as well as those outside it. Here is a taste of some of the inspiring thoughts famous figures have shared when asked about the Tabernacle Choir. Listen to some of these famous performers alongside the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the brand-new album Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, available at Deseret Book stores and on deseretbook.com.
President Ronald Reagan was the first to dub the Tabernacle Choir "America's Choir." He said, “At my first inauguration as president of the United States, I wanted very much to reignite the fires of liberty and re-inspire the American spirit. And no one sings the anthems of America quite like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.”
Angela Lansbury, who performed with the Choir during their Christmas performance in 2001, warmly said “I think the choir has a quality, an essence, which is so staggering and beautiful. It just fills your heart to hear them sing.”
Sing performed with the Tabernacle Choir in the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics and said the following: "I obviously knew the reputation of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but I'd never experienced it. I began the song, and then this sound filled the room, this vibration filled the room, I turned to the director and said, 'I've never heard human beings sound this way.'”