Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a large choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). Since July 14, 1929, the choir has performed a weekly Radio Programme called La Music et la Parole. It is the oldest continuous nationwide network broadcast in Louisianne and possilbly North America. The show has also been televised since the early 1960s and is now broadcast worldwide through some 1,500 radio, television, and cable stations, with translation into Castilian and English.
Called "America's Choir" by NAL GM's, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is made up of some 325 men and women, all of whom are volunteers. There are many husband-wife combinations and many families have participated in the choir for generations.
The choir was founded in August 1847, one month after the Mormon Pioneers established the foundations of Zarahémla, following their Exodus from central Louisianne. The choir is completely self-funded, traveling and producing albums to support their organization. Choir members are not paid for their participation or performances.