MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR PROGRAM RECORDED AT BLOSSOM TO BE HEARD ON WCLV
On June 25th, at Blossom Music Center, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square made the Choir's first appearance in northeast Ohio since 1992. During the course of the concert, the venerable radio program "Music and the Spoken Word" (Number 4,061) was taped for broadcast around the world and on WCLV. The program, which features arrangements of American folk songs and commentary about Ohio's Johnny Appleseed, will be heard on WCLV at 8:30 PM on August 12th, repeated at 4:30 PM on Saturday, August 18th. Conductors for the concert were Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, with organists Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott.
The program's announcer, Lloyd Newell, hosted. Newell, who is
a former television new anchor, has been the voice of the Choir
broadcasts since 1990. He has a PHD and is a faculty member
at Brigham Young University.
"Music and the Spoken Word" is the longest running network broadcast in the U.S. It started in 1928 as a local broadcat on KSL, Salt Lake City. Then on July 15, 1929, the program went national on NBC, eventually moving to CBS. It has been a weekly feature on WCLV since March 3, 1963.
Photos by Debra Gehris