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Celebrated Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Perform at NTA Convention

June 6, 2006

Celebrated Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Perform at NTA Convention
June 6, 2006 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the 2006 National Tour Association Annual Convention in Salt Lake City this November. The performance, which will take place at the Final Night Gala, also will feature the Orchestra at Temple Square, a 110-member symphony formed in 1999.


The Annual Convention is expected to draw nearly 3,000 global travel professionals. Beyond the best business in the industry, the Convention also receives high marks in its consistently strong lineup of education and entertainment. As one of the oldest and largest choirs in the world, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed before U.S. presidents, sold millions of records, won scores of awards, and enthralled audiences in more than 28 countries.


"We are honored to perform for NTA at its Annual Convention," said Mac Christensen, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "NTA assists so many people with their touring plans and we know that for those visiting Salt Lake City, a tour isn’t complete without attending a rehearsal or broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. We are pleased to provide this special performance for NTA delegates so that they can experience firsthand the magic of hearing the choir and the orchestra in person."


The choir comprises 360 volunteer singers, ages 25-60. They practice and perform an average of five hours weekly. The orchestra is also an all volunteer ensemble that has its own concert season in addition to accompanying the choir. The choir’s weekly radio program, "Music and the Spoken Word," is the world’s longest continuous network broadcast, heard on more than 2,000 radio, television, cable and satellite systems worldwide.


"The Mormon Tabernacle Choir represents the rich history of Salt Lake," said NTA President Hank Phillips, CTP. "We appreciate the host city’s efforts for making this performance possible."


The National Tour Association has a global membership of tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. Its membership includes more than 600 tour operator companies – group, independent, inbound and outbound – and the destinations and suppliers that partner with them. The association is committed to providing business results and information to its members, while offering a collaborative, caring environment in which to build relationships. For more information, please visit


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