Choir's men lift voices: All-male album is unique in Mormon Tabernacle Choir's storied history

When an organization has been in existence for more than 150 years, when it has been recording for more than 100 years with more than 175 albums to its credit, when it has been on the radio since 1929 and on the cutting edge of every new technology that has come along, it's difficult to come up with something new.

But the Mormon Tabernacle Choir still manages to do it.

For the first time in its long and storied history, the choir is releasing an album featuring only the right-hand side of the choir loft: "Men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir" (Mormon Tabernacle Choir, $17.98).

Beginning with the aptly titled folk hymn, "Brethren, We Have Met to Worship," the 15-track album includes hymns, spirituals, music of the masters and inspirational pop songs — all sung exclusively by the men.

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