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(Tribune file photo) The original caption on this photo from Sept. 18, 1955, says: "Last night, in the huge auditorium of the Palace of Chaillot, Paris, an audience of almost 300 heard a magnificent concert presented by the Mormon Choir of the Salt Lake City Tabernacle. Extensive arrangements were made for this single performance and the 379 singers made it well worth while. From the repertoire of 700 works they selected a balanced programme ranging from grand and serious oratorios to familiar songs and ballads. The composition of the choir is similarly wide with ages ranging from 18 to 80 and the amateurs drawn from all walks of life - from bankers to postmen."
Look Back: Mormon Tabernacle Choir tour Europe in 1955

First Published Aug 24 2012 07:39 am • Last Updated Nov 14 2012 01:20 pm

The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives or from the Utah Historical Society in a special series called A Look Back. Today’s installment is a collection of images of from 1955 when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir toured Europe for the first time.

Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback. Previous installments showed:

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