News Release

The Music of The British Pageant

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) is known for its choirs – the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a prime example.  “The heritage of choral tradition in the British Isles is very significant,” says Ben Gaughran, one of the music directors for this year’s British Pageant.

The choir members for this year’s pageant come from Scotland, Wales, and England. “We are really excited to bring them all together to sing,” says choir director Beth Trebilcock.

Two hundred choir members will be singing a variety of songs including hymns and patriotic songs such as “Jerusalem” that is familiar to so many Christians from Great Britain. “It is a patriotic way of experiencing the Pageant,” adds Ben Gaughran.

Beth Trebilcock explains the importance of the choral element in the production. “Choral singing, particularly when the audience knows the songs, can touch people’s hearts.  They can be singing along in their heads, and it can help them feel both the emotion and the atmosphere of the whole production.”

Everyone is invited to experience the heritage of the British Pageant held in Chorley, Lancashire 1-5 and 8-12 August. Tickets are free of charge. For more information and to obtain tickets, visit the website at 

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