The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, in conjunction with Candlelight Media Group, will collaborate on a new feature-length motion picture beginning this fall.
The film, titled “Singing with Angels,” is the first full-length narrative film in which the choir is prominently featured as part of the story.
“The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the only musical organization of its kind in the world,” said Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “It is successful because of the literally hundreds of people who volunteer their time and talents because of a desire to share music with others. My hope is that the choir can bring this energy and spirit to the movie.”
“Singing with Angels” will be directed and produced by Brian Brough, whose film credits include “Nowhere Safe” and “16 Stones,” the latter scheduled for release in October 2014. Silver Peak Productions will produce the film.
The plot of the film centers around one woman’s heart-warming journey to join the choir, according to a press release issued by the choir.
A long-time fan of the choir, BYU alumnus Zachary Workman is familiar with how challenging that journey can be.
“I was at one time interested in auditioning for the choir. I was intimidated as I read through the criteria for even getting an audition,” Workman said. “I have long since given up on that dream, but I am eager to watch someone go through that process.”
“Singing with Angels” will be filmed on location in the Tabernacle and on Temple Square, as well as other locations in Utah, according to the press release.
“I adore the Choir’s cohesive sound, particularly the distinct style brought in by Mack Wilberg, so it will be great to have that sound at the very core of the film,” Workman said.
“We hope audiences recognize the power music can have in their lives,” Jarrett said. “We are optimistic that showcasing our music in an uplifting movie can motivate audiences in a positive way.”
The film is scheduled for release for in 2015. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is made up of 360 volunteer members and is the musical ambassador for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The acclaimed choir has performed all over the world and for many events, including inaugurations of U.S. presidents. It has been referred to as “America’s Choir” because of its repertoire of popular choral music.