HicksS15When Michael Hicks spoke at Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City about The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography, he sought to answer the top questions he’d been asked about his book.

What were the burning questions that inquiring minds wanted to know about Hicks’s overview of the world-famous musical institution?

Here’s what Michael Hicks says are his the top four frequently asked questions about the biography:

1) How long did it take you to write the book?

The short answer is “a long, long time.” But in his book talk (conveniently archived below) Michael Hicks gives a wonderful detail of his personal journey and his fascination with the Choir.

2) Do you tell us what happened with Craig Jessop?

The former Choir Director resigned suddenly in 2008. The departure has piqued the curiosity of those who follow the Choir. Hicks gives some insight into the split during his book talk. But the real context of the story is found within the pages of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

3) Where can I buy the book?  

We’ll answer that one.  Here.

4) Where is the Choir going?

“The function of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is really not known anymore,” Hicks says. What the institution means and what the direction might be is a bit unclear. It is a subject that fascinates Hicks and fuels his examination of the history of the multimedia powerhouse that shows no signs of stopping.

Hicks answered more than those four questions in his session at Benchmark Books.  The full talk, including audience questions, is in the video below.

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