Southern California Latter-day Saint Choir
Celebrating 70 Years of Service through Song
The Southern California Latter-Day Saint Choir is an 80-voice choral ensemble organized under the auspices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The choir was established in 1953 for the dedication of the Los Angeles Temple. Since its formation, the Choir has performed concerts of classical, sacred, folk, patriotic, and popular choral music throughout Southern California.
The Choir has performed with the Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Glendale Symphony, the Glendale Youth Orchestra, the California Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony, the Cypress Pops, the Antelope Valley Symphony, and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The Choir recorded a collection of American folk and patriotic music entitled We Sing America, and a Christmas collection entitled Songs of Christmas. The Choir is a founding member of the Los Angeles Music Center where it regularly presented a traditional holiday season performance of Handel's Messiah.
The Choir is directed by Jan Bills and Ben Salisbury. Former directors and associate directors include; Frederick Davis (founder), Russell Fox, Brent Pierce, Mack Wilberg, H. Douglas Custance, and Frank Turner