My2cents, Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are called as
missionaries to serve in the choir. They do not get paid "per diem"
costs for going on tour.I am not sure about the payment of lodging
and transportation costs directly connected with the choir going to a certain
area. However, the money does not in any direct sense go to the choir
members.EricC, I am not sure the tabernacle choir has ever
been accompanied by something other than organ for general conference. There
are definantly multiple organ-only accompaniements there. So if you have gone a
few years without hearing any Mormon Tabernacle Choir accompanied only by organ
broadcasts, you can not bame it on the choir.
I think it's wonderful that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is able to tap into new
areas and is enjoying great success. One thing that I have really missed in the
last few years though is the sound of the choir accompanied by organ only. Mack
Wilberg and Ryan Murphy write beautiful musical arrangements and I do love the
orchestra. But I really miss hearing the combination of choir and organ.
A curious thought. I know the choir doesn't charge any fees or cost to attend
any of their appearances but what happens to the profits from the commercial and
retail sales of CD or other media formats?Does it go to the choir
members to help cover transportation and per diem costs for while on tour? I
would hope the members do get some assistance out of it all.
They're doing a good job of it because this year was the first time I saw the
choir and it was because of David singing with them. Although I love all kinds
of music and have bought the choir's albums in the past, I never thought of
trying to get tickets to see them. The concert was amazing! I also wonder if
those same ppl that were rolling their eyes at the thought of the choir singing
with David still had that same attitude after the performance? His voice blended
very well with the choir and orchestra without being drowned out by them and he
sounded beautiful on his solo numbers.
I was at the Christmas concert with David Archuleta. It was amazing! I enjoyed
every minute of the show. Thank you MOTAB for inviting him.
As mother & daughter we feel incredibly blessed to have been able to travel
to SLC from Baltimore to experience the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas
concert this year with David Archuleta as the guest performer. It was truly the
most beautiful Christmas concert, the two of us will forever cherish the
memories. Thank you!
Archi-who?The perfect pairing would have been Julie Andrews with the