|The Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the 2010 Christmas Concert|
God be praised for the inspiration of President Brigham Young. It was he who requested John Parry to organize a Choir out of a group of Parry's Welsh converts. This he did, and the rest is history.
I love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I know music is powerful. Elder Russell M. Nelson taught, "Dear brothers and sisters, please fill your minds with worthy sights and sounds. Cultivate your precious gift of the Holy Ghost. . . . As you control your thoughts, you control your actions. Indeed, worthy music can provide power and protection for your soul" ("Power and Protection Provided by Worthy Music", BYU Devotional Address, 4 May 2008). The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the greatest source of worthy music this world has ever seen. I know music is powerful, and it helps control our thoughts. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.