Join World's Largest Virtual “Hallelujah” Chorus

Contributed By Ryan Morgenegg, Church News staff writer

  • 24 February 2016

In this video example of the alto part, viewers can see how the part flows with sheet music and direction from director Mack Wilberg. Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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This Easter the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is inviting singers all across the world to join them in the largest virtual “Hallelujah” chorus. Those who wish to “sing with the choir” are invited to record a video of themselves singing, upload it to YouTube, and submit the information by Tuesday, March 1.

“Thank you for being willing to join our virtual ‘Hallelujah’ chorus,” says Ryan Murphy, associate music director for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, in a recorded message on the choir’s website. “It’s easy. Just pick which part you want to sing.”

Associate music director Ryan Murphy is featured in a video message on the choir's website. It provides details on how to submit a video of consideration.
Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Participants can download the sheet music for each part on the choir’s website as well as view an instructional video about how to sing each part. The instructional video features choir music director Mack Wilberg giving direction, a professional singer singing the part, and a flowing line of sheet music with words and timing.

Singers should listen to the instructional video with headphones and sing along while recording themselves on video. The following rules apply:

  • Participants must make sure their faces are well lit.
  • Participants should wear a shirt free of logos, words, or pictures, preferably in the color red, blue, or black.
  • Participants should make sure the room they record in is free of noise from air conditioners, heaters, or fans.

When a video submission is complete, the choir’s website instructs participants to upload the video to YouTube with the hashtag #Hallelujah. Then participants must fill out and submit a form on the choir’s website granting permission to feature the video in the virtual choir.

“The final video will be released in mid-March, just before Easter,” said Brother Murphy.

For information go to www.mormon.org/easter/hallelujah-chorus-video.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is inviting singers around the world to participate in a virtual “Hallelujah” chorus. Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Sheet music and video instruction are given for each part in the chorus. Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir.