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This winter, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is recording a new album called "Glory! Music of Rejoicing."

Here are excerpts from an e-mail blast the MoTab sent out:

The full, vibrant choruses on this CD are in contrast to the more contemplative music found on the Choir's 2010 release Heavensong. The recording features Music Director Mack Wilberg's "Hymn of Praise," and "Wonder," from Dances to Life, and his stunning arrangements "The Holy City" and "Nella Fantasia," as well as Associate Music Director Ryan Murphy's arrangement of "Pilgrim Song." The popular "Look to the Day" by John Rutter and "Glory!" by Rimsky—Korsakoff will build upon the theme of the recording. Also featured will be tenor soloist Stanford Olsen, frequent performer with New York's Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and other significant opera companies in the USA and Europe.As has been the pattern in recent years, the recording is done "at home" in the Tabernacle. The phenomenal acoustics of the 144 year—old structure are ideal as a recording studio with one small addition. Choir members bring quilts from home to drape over the many wooden benches to allow the rich, full sound to be recorded in its clarity and purity. The Choir assembles evenings and weekends to complete the tracks for the CD which will be available in late December.