SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will celebrate a milestone in U.S. recording history on Thursday. With 100 straight years of recording, the Choir is now the longest recording artist in U.S. history.
Only the Vienna Boys Choir (with an album in 1905) has been recording longer worldwide.
That first recording on Sept. 1, 1910 was a miracle of sorts. Record label executives didn’t think it could be done. 1910 technology wasn’t the easiest to work with (think two large receiving horns suspended by rope from gallery to gallery). But the Choir surprised everyone and has continued to reap recording success since.
To celebrate this milestone of 100 years of recording, the Choir is releasing a new collection of most-requested songs, in addition to a bonus disc rich with vintage footage and archival audio from the Choir’s vault (including the original 1910 recording). 100: Celebrating a Century of Recording Excellence officially releases June 10.