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Do you have what it takes to conduct The Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

Published May 3, 2012 1:26 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is inviting fans across the United States to enter the "Conduct the Choir Video Facebook Contest" for a chance to conduct the Choir's 360 powerful voices during one of their rehearsals. To enter the contest, participants must visit the Choir's Facebook page, click on the Contest tab, and download an audio clip of the song "Ode to Joy" from the Choir's latest album "Glory!."

They then record a 30-60 second video of themselves conducting the Choir.

Participants will enter the contest by posting their video to YouTube, and following all entry guidelines on the Choir's Facebook Contest page: https://www.facebook.com/MormonTabernacleChoir?sk=app_107727025983833 "This is a first for us and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a fan," said Scott Barrick, General Manager of the Choir, in a press release. "The Choir's following is hugely loyal and we wanted to create an experience that would be fun and powerful. Standing in front of 360 voices, with a conductor's baton in hand, will certainly be a moment not to be forgotten." Contest participants are encouraged to ask friends and family to vote for their video to increase their chances of becoming a finalist. The top 10 videos, based on votes, will be selected as finalists, at which point the Choir will then select the eventual winner. The winning "conductor" will be invited to Salt Lake City to direct the Choir during a rehearsal, planned for some time this summer.

The contest submission deadline is May 25 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.