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Mormon Tabernacle Choir to collaborate on feature film with Candlelight Media

Published: Friday, July 11 2014 3:55 p.m. MDT

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, shown here singing at the beginning of the 184th Annual General Conference, is collaborating with Candlelight Media Group on a feature-length film.

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News archives

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Inc. announced on Friday, July 11, its collaboration with Candlelight Media Group on a new feature-length motion picture, the working title of which is “Singing with Angels.” This inspirational movie will be produced by Silver Peak Productions this fall, and distributed by Candlelight Media Group.

“Singing with Angels” will be directed and produced by Brian Brough, whose credits include "16 Stones" (coming to theaters October 2014), "Nowhere Safe" and "Scents and Sensibility." The screen-play is being written by Brittany Wiscombe ("Changing Hearts," "Nowhere Safe" and "Christmas Angel").

The movie — slated for a 2015 theatrical release — is historic in that it is the choir’s first full-length narrative feature where the choir is integrated significantly in the original story. While the choir has been the subject of documentaries (such as "One Voice" and "America’s Choir") and been a part of TV movies and episodes ("Mr. Krueger’s Christmas" and "Touched by Angel"), “Singing with Angels,” as created by Brough and Wiscombe, will tell a heart-warming story of one woman’s journey to join the choir.

“The choir is delighted to be collaborating on this film with Candlelight Media,” said Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “The story of the film will be an affirmation that the choir’s music can bring peace and hope and transform lives.”

The production will be shot on location at Temple Square and in the Tabernacle, as well as other areas in Utah. Auditions for roles in the film will be held soon. Anyone interested in auditioning may visit CandlelightMedia.com or contact Casting@CandlelightMedia.com.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir is comprised of 360 volunteer voices and serves as a musical ambassador for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The choir’s work has garnered a Grammy award, two Emmy awards, plus five gold and two platinum albums. Its music transcends cultural and generational boundaries to unite people through music around the world. Follow the choir on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Candlelight Media Group was founded in 2000 and creates motion picture content from initial concept through distribution to the viewer. Candlelight Media focuses on family friendly content, and its films have been broadcast on various international and domestic networks and platforms such as Fox, ABC Family, Lifetime, BYU-TV, Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Hulu. Follow Candlelight Media on Facebook, as well as others.

jwhatcott@deseretnews.com