Monday, April 7, 2014

HE IS RISEN CD by Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour / Review

pic and description taken from Deseret Book

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.

My Review / Thoughts:

I love all things MO TAB (what we call the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in our house).  Their music is so beautiful, uplifting, and soothing.  This CD is all of those things :).  When I get a new CD from Deseret Book, I add it to the collection I have in my van that we listen to on Sundays.  It helps us get in a better "mood" before church.  Sometimes we don't leave in a happy mood.  But you cannot help but feel the spirit when listening to this beautiful music.  I just love it.

Christ the Lord Has Risen Today is one of my favorite hymns so listening to the MO TAB sing it makes me happy.  I am amazed at how powerful the music is.  There are 360 members and when they sing it give me chills.  It's amazing.  Beautiful.  Their combined voices are angelic.  I am sure individually they are just as angelic.

This is a wonderful CD to help celebrate Easter.  Each song is a beautiful representation of Christ and all he has done for us.  I really cannot give this CD enough praise.  I just love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  They are so talented.  I love to be able to turn on any CD of theirs and feel the instant power of the spirit.  It's a beautiful thing.  

Thanks to Deseret Book's Michelle Moor and Adam Young for letting me be part of this tour and review.  It has been a pleasure!

Source:  I received this CD from Deseret Book in return for an honest review.  I am not affiliated with Deseret Book,and was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the CD.

My Rating:

Seriously  - so beautiful.

Where to Buy:

About the Mormon Tabernacle 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.