Mormon Arts Center

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Nov. 3

Performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on this day (1911), the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed John J. McClellan's Ode to Irrigation, which gained recognition for the Choir, which led to its 1911 tour, which led to NBC-Blue Network broadcasts, which... launched it into a commercial juggernaut. The photo is the Choir singing at Kirtland, Ohio in 1911. https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/indexablecontent/uuid:344c048a-3f8d-4791-a135-c2cae59f74ed http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2018/02/02/tabernacle-choir-in-the-kirtland-temple-1911/

Glen Nelson