Renée Fleming and Bryn Terfel Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir In New Album

How many years does it take to bring together the stars of opera, rock ‘n’ roll, Broadway, country and classical music?

15 years exactly.

This May 12th, the 170-year-old Mormon Tabernacle Choir will release its album, “Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Friends.” The group dubbed “America’s Choir” features stars of classical music such as; Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, and Yo-Yo Ma. Broadway greats are equal in number with Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Santino Fontana.

Featured on the album are the most memorable moments, spanning all genres, of the choir’s past 15 years, including 4 songs composed for the choir itself. With 360 singers, the choir holds a Grammy Award, 3 Emmy Awards and a National Medal of the Arts, on its list of achievements.

The album will include Fleming performing  “How Can I Keep from Singing?” while Terfel will be featured in “Homeward Bound.”

The album will be available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes before its May 12 release.

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James Monroe Števko
Born in Houston, James began studying music at an early age, but it wasn't until college that he first saw ballet. After pursuing music education, he decided instead to earn his BFA in Theatre from NIU while on scholarship. He was quickly offered a traineeship with Milwaukee Ballet where he performed in Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. Since then, James has performed with Radio City Music, The Metropolitan Opera in Un Ballo in Maschera, as Enoch Jr. in Carousel with the Houston Grand Opera, the Muny in St. Louis in The King and I, 7 productions with The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cats at the Paramount Theatre, and RPM Productions. He has also performed alongside Katy Perry at the Met gala. He also loves to travel and blogs about his adventures.

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