Tony winners Angela Lansbury and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as Tony nominee Santino Fontana, can be heard on the new CD Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, which will be released May 12 and commemorates the choir’s 170-year anniversary.
The album features Lansbury singing “Beauty and the Beast,” Mitchell's rendition of “Through Heaven’s Eyes” from The Prince of Egypt, and Fontana’s “He Lives in You” from the stage version of The Lion King; the latter is one of four new tracks recorded specifically for the album. Renée Fleming, headed to Broadway next season in the revival of Carousel, is also featured on the new disc.
“Special care went into choosing each of the songs for this new album,” said Mack Wilberg, music director for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, in a statement. “We have enjoyed the privilege of collaborating with some of the finest musical talents that are known the world over—not only in the sacred choral repertory for which the Choir is renowned—but in a diverse range of styles and genres, from rock and roll, pop, and Broadway, to classical vocal and instrumental. This album highlights some of the most unforgettable musical moments in the recent history of the Choir, featuring guest artists that are considered dear friends, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.”
The complete track listing follows:
Sting and Yo-Yo Ma, “Fragile”
David Foster, “The Prayer” from Quest for Camelot
Amy Grant, “Thy Word”
James Taylor, “That Lonesome Road”
Santino Fontana, “He Lives in You” from The Lion King
Renée Fleming, “How Can I Keep from Singing?”
Brian Stokes Mitchell, “Through Heaven’s Eyes” from The Prince of Egypt
Sissel, “Vitae Lux”
Bryn Terfel, “Homeward Bound”
Angela Lansbury, “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast
The King’s Singers, “I’m Runnin’ On”
Check out photos from Lansbury's theatrical career below: