The Tabernacle Choir Hits No. 1 on Billboard Charts for 13th Time
Contributed By The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and Orchestra at Temple Square announced today that their latest album, Let Us All Press On: Hymns of Praise and Inspiration, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Classical Traditional chart, marking the 13th time that an album from “America’s Choir” has earned the top honor.
“While being at the top of the Billboard charts is not new for the choir, we are always pleased when the work of these talented performers is well received by the public,” said Choir president Ron Jarrett. “We know that the music of the choir and orchestra can bring peace and healing to those who listen. Our desire is that this Let Us All Press On CD will bring those blessings to all who need them.”
Let Us All Press On marks the first full-length album of hymns from The Tabernacle Choir in almost seven years. The album features 14 brand-new tracks, including beloved hymn classics like “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “More Holiness Give Me.” Contained on the album is also the hymn “Our Prayer to Thee,” with text written by President Russell M. Nelson. President Nelson wrote the words in 2003, and it was first performed as a hymn in April of that same year in general conference, where it was matched to a tune by composer Joseph Parry.
“We are grateful for the response to this latest recording by the choir and orchestra,” said Mack Wilberg, music director of The Tabernacle Choir. “We gave the album the subtitle of ‘Hymns of Praise and Inspiration,’ and our hope is that the recording’s music can provide the inspiration and uplift that so many are looking for in the world today.”
Let Us All Press On is available now on iTunes and Amazon, and at DeseretBook.com.