Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadcast Celebrates 85th Anniversary

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir commemorated the 85th anniversary of its Music and the Spoken Word broadcast on Sunday, August 11. Music director Mack Wilberg invited two former conductors of the Choir, Jerold Ottley and Craig Jessop, to join him and associate conductor Ryan Murphy in conducting that week’s broadcast.

“Music and the Spoken Word has endured as the world’s longest continuously running network broadcast,” says Choir president Ron Jarrett. “In the beginning, listeners strained to hear the program through the static of their crystal radio sets; now fans tune in through YouTube. Music and the Spoken Word has been a constant during a century of dramatic change.”

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