Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD hits No. 1 on Billboard chart

One hundred years in the making, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's latest CD has reached another milestone. "100: Celebrating a Century of Recording History" hit No.1 on Billboard's Classical Overall chart this week.

Released in mid-June, the three-disc set features some of the choir's "greatest hits" — most-requested songs such as "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Climb Every Mountain," "Consider the Lilies," "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing," "Come, Come Ye Saints," and more. There are also four new recordings, including the first-ever CD recording of Mack Wilberg's arrangement of "Danny Boy" and "Betelhemu," a Nigerian folk song that always brings the house down on tour.

Included is a bonus CD/DVD disc with six vintage audio selections, including the first recording made by the choir in 1910; and 11 historic videos, including the choir singing at Mount Rushmore in 1962, at the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and in Jerusalem in 1992.

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