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Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform at Dixie State College in St. George.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square performed in St. George, Utah, 5 February in honor of Dixie State College’s 100th anniversary and the city’s sesquicentennial anniversary.

St. George Mayor Daniel D. McArthur and Dixie State College President Dr. Stephen Nadauld greet the capacity crowd.

The choir and orchestra performed traditional Americana music and concluded with their most recognized number, “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

“I can see why the choir is world renowned,” said Dixie State College director of public relations, Steve Johnson. Having never experienced a performance of the choir in person until now, Johnson said he was impressed.

The concert was a sellout in the Burns Arena on the Dixie State College campus.

Mayor McArthur on the right joins the choir in singing “Are you From Dixie.”

A special number, which Johnson said is the unofficial anthem of St. George, was performed — “Are You From Dixie.” A former college faculty member wrote the lyrics many years ago, and St. George Mayor Daniel D. McArthur stepped into one of the sections of the choir to help perform it.

Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform in Utah’s Dixie.

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