PROVO, Utah — BYU Broadcasting won several Emmys recently at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Emmys, including an Emmy for “The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents an Evening with James Taylor.”
The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced Emmy winners on Saturday, October 18. In the category “Special Event Coverage (other than news or sports)—Live or Edited,” BYU Broadcasting took home the award for its special “The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents an Evening with James Taylor.” Award recipients for this one-hour musical special, which featured the Choir, Utah Symphony, and America’s balladeer, James Taylor, included producers Jim Bell and Ed Payne; Choir music director Mack Wilberg and general manager Scott Barrick; and BYU Broadcasting executive producers Derek Marquis and Scott Swofford.
“We are thrilled by this prestigious honor,” said Ron Jarrett, President of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, “It is just another example of how the power of music can inspire and unite people of all ages. We certainly saw that with this remarkable concert.”
“The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents an Evening with James Taylor” was recorded in October 2013 as part of the ongoing Tanner Gift of Music series, which was established and endowed by the late O. C. Tanner. The one-hour special showcases the talents of the 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the world-renowned Utah Symphony, and the legendary Mr. Taylor, who performed hits from his 40-year career, including “Up on the Roof,” “The Water Is Wide,” “Shed a Little Light” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”
The concert originally aired on BYUtv in April 2014. For additional airings, please visit www.byutv.org.