BYU Broadcasting wins Emmy

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:28 PM


PROVO — BYU Broadcasting won several Emmys recently atthe 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmys, including an Emmy for "The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents the Joy of Song."

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academyof Television Arts and Sciences announced Emmy winners on Oct. 19 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in partnership with the ArizonaCardinals. In the category “Special Event Coverage (other than news orsports)—Live or Edited,” BYU Broadcasting took home the award for the "Joy of Song" special. Award recipients for thisone-hour musical special -- which featured the Choir and Welsh classical andcrossover artist Katherine Jenkins -- include producers Jim Bell and EdwardPayne, Choir music director Mack Wilberg and general manager Scott Barrick, BYUBroadcasting executive producers Derek Marquis and Scott Swofford, andsupervising producer Terri Pappas.

"The Joy of Song" celebrates the centrality and universality of music in everyday life. Recordedin July 2012 in Salt Lake City, the one-hour special showcases the talents ofthe 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Katherine Jenkins, the 2012runner-up on Dancing with the Stars. Jenkins performs a variety ofsongs, including "I Could Have Danced All Night," "La Vie EnRose," and a powerful rendition of the Welsh hymn, "Cymru Fach"("Dearest Wales"). As a special highlight, Jenkins and her Dancingwith the Stars partner Mark Ballas perform the paso doble to the music of"Espana Cani" ("Spanish Gypsy Dance"). In addition, theprogram includes vignettes of recording artists, songwriters, and music loversexplaining the place music holds in their hearts.

BYU Broadcasting is home to Brigham Young University’seducational broadcast channels. This includes BYUtv, BYUtv International, KBYUEleven, BYU Radio, and Classical 89 KBYU-FM.

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