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VIDEO: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings at Yankee Stadium on East Coast Tour

Baseball fans at Yankee Stadium in New York City were in for a treat when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir entertained the audience with patriotic music before the beginning of Friday night’s baseball game. The choir also sang the national anthem before the start of the game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.

Downloadable 1080 HD Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2015 Atlantic Coast Tour video for journalists

"The saying goes that there’s nothing more American than baseball and apple pie, and I would add having America’s choir lift its voices in patriotic songs to celebrate the birth of this great nation," said Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "It is an absolute thrill and honor for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing in such an iconic venue like Yankee Stadium for thousands of Yankees fans."

The 360-member choir and 65 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square are on their 2015 Atlantic Coast Tour, which has included performances in Bethesda, Maryland, and Bethel Woods and Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. Bethel Woods, which hosted Woodstock in 1969, is a beautiful outdoor venue built in 1996. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, the choir and orchestra were in Stern Auditorium on the Perelman Stage in New York City’s famous Carnegie Hall.

Before heading to New York, the choir and orchestra did a little sightseeing in Washington, D.C., and George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, Virginia, before arriving in New York City aboard 11 buses.

The choir and orchestra have memorized more than 30 songs for two programs they are performing during the tour, which wraps up in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 6 with a performance in the Wang Theatre.

For the past two decades, the choir has been going on tour every two years. Its first tour outside of its home in Utah was to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Since then, the choir has toured extensively across the United States and abroad.

For more information on the tour, visit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s website.

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