Tabernacle Choir Helps Idahoans Celebrate Centennial
September 1990

“Tabernacle Choir Helps Idahoans Celebrate Centennial,” Ensign, Sept. 1990, 75

Tabernacle Choir Helps Idahoans Celebrate Centennial

Thousands of Idahoans celebrated the state’s centennial through music during a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert in Pocatello, Idaho, on June 16.

The choir, almost one-third of whom are native Idahoans or have lived in the state for a period of time, performed in Holt Arena, Idaho State University’s indoor football stadium.

The choir touched the emotions of the approximately ten thousand who attended the centennial program. Introduced by Idaho Governor Cecil D. Andrus, the group performed a full program that included patriotic, religious, and popular music.

One of the highlights of the performance occurred near the end of the evening’s entertainment when choir members who were native Idahoans or who had lived in the state stood and sang the state song, “Here We Have Idaho.” Audience members, many in tears, joined the choir during the song’s second chorus.

On Sunday, June 17, the choir performed again in the Holt Arena for its regular network radio and television broadcast. The international broadcast brought Idaho’s centennial birthday to the attention of people all over the world.

For almost one-third of the Tabernacle Choir’s members, their Idaho concert was a homecoming. (Photo by Doug Lindley, Idaho State Journal.)