Choir is a Family Affair for Newell Brothers

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This article was originally written by R. Scott Lloyd for Deseret News. The following is an excerpt. 

For a quarter-century now, Lloyd D. Newell has been with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, giving the “Spoken Word” portion of its weekly television and radio broadcast and traveling far and wide, but the recently concluded Atlantic Coast tour had a special familial flavor. For the first time, his younger brother Arthur was on tour with him as a newly minted choir member in his own right.

Arthur passed the rigorous audition and joined the choir a year ago after 15 years of coaxing from his brother.

“It has been great fun for me this past year to have my brother in the choir,” Lloyd said during an interview with the brothers at the hotel on Times Square in New York City where the choir and Orchestra at Temple Square stayed for nine days of the tour. “It’s the first time I’ve had a sibling in the choir.”

For his part, Arthur said, “I just couldn’t be happier to be here on my first tour with Lloyd. In fact, he always used to say, ‘Let’s go on tour together, so we can be roommates!’ ”

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