March 3, 2016 – From LDS Church News:
SANDY, UT – A feature-length fictional motion picture about a woman’s experiences in joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, even as she deals with the joys, conflicts and tragedies in her own and her family’s lives, will be released in theaters Friday, March 11, in Utah and selected areas elsewhere.
“Singing with Angels” was shot on Temple Square, in the Salt Lake Tabernacle and other locations and features the choir itself, although the choir’s musical director and its president are fictional portrayals.
The choir’s real-life president, Ron Jarrett, said he could scarcely contain his excitement when the idea for the movie was proposed to choir officers in 2014. “This movie does a wonderful job of talking about families and the resilience that families can obtain and then ties in the story of what it might be like if you were singing in the choir.”
Brother Jarrett said viewers of the movie will go away with a message unique to each individual. “It will resonate with you as it does with each of us in its own way. But, overall, you will feel very uplifted and very inspired.”
Director Brian Brough addressed the audience, which included Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other General Authorities, members of the Utah Film Commission, the movie’s cast and crew and other guests. Read more
May 8, 2015 – From the Deseret News:
SALT LAKE CITY — How do you audition for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and what is it like to be a member?
Those are two questions filmmakers address in “Singing with Angels,” an upcoming movie featuring the world-famous musical group.
While the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been the subject of various documentaries, this is the first time the all-volunteer, 360-member choir will be the main topic of a full-length feature film. The movie will premiere in theaters in April 2016. Read More–>
July 2014 — Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Collaborate on Feature Film with Candlelight Media
Candlelight Media Group, Inc. in conjunction with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is pleased to announce their collaboration on a new feature length motion picture currently titled “Singing with Angels.” This inspirational movie will be produced by Silver Peak Productions this fall, and distributed by Candlelight Media Group.
“Singing with Angels” will be directed and produced by Brian Brough, whose credits include 16 Stones (coming to theaters October 2014), Nowhere Safe, and Scents and Sensibility. The screen-play is being written by Brittany Wiscombe (Changing Hearts, Nowhere Safe and Christmas Angel).
The movie—slated for a 2015 theatrical release—is historic in that it is the Choir’s first full-length narrative feature where the Choir is integrated significantly in this inspiring original story. While the Choir has been the subject of documentaries (such as One Voice and America’s Choir) and been a part of TV movies and episodes (Mr. Krueger’s Christmas and Touched by Angel), “Singing with Angels,” as created by Brough and Wiscombe, will tell a heart-warming story of one woman’s journey to join the Choir.
“The Choir is delighted to be collaborating on this film with Candlelight Media,” said Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “The story of the film will be an affirmation that the Choir’s music can bring peace and hope and transform lives.”
The production will be shot on location at Temple Square and in the Tabernacle, as well as other areas in Utah. Auditions for roles in the film will be held soon.
TO AUDITION, details about roles will be released soon. Not all roles involve singing, but the lead role is a female who is an outstanding singer. Please send a recent photo and resume to Casting@CandlelightMedia.com for consideration.