SALT LAKE CITY – The world is remembering Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning singer who had hits with such songs as “This Will Be” and “Our Love” and recorded “Unforgettable … With Love,” a best-selling album of songs made famous by her late father, Nat King Cole.
She died Thursday evening at age 65.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is remembering the jazz icon with this video of their performance together back in 2009.
The choir posted online Friday:
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization wishes to express its sincere condolances [sic] to her family. In a press conference during her 2009 guest appearance with the Choir Cole said, “I really think we are here to honor our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be definitely honored, and I’m sure he’s pleased. It’s so nice to take the ‘I’ out of it and make it a team effort.” She also lovingly referred to the Choir as her “Wonderful backup singers.”
In 2009, Natalie Cole was the guest artist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert, in which she performed holiday classics such as “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Angels from the Realms of Glory.” In the above video, Natalie and the Choir present “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” which appears on the album The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.