Music and the Spoken Word

June 17, 2024 03:57 PM MDT
Lloyd Newell did something he’s never done before in his final performance as the host of “Music & the Spoken Word.”
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June 14, 2024 01:51 PM MDT
“Lloyd may not know everyone, but everyone knows Lloyd.” And after 34 years, Lloyd Newell will deliver his last broadcast for “Music & the Spoken Word” this Sunday.
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June 14, 2024 08:46 AM MDT
Lloyd Newell’s writing has impacted people of faith for decades. Here is a beautiful message on patience in parenthood.
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The Church has named Derrick Porter as the new executive producer, principal writer, and presenter of “Music & the Spoken Word,” replacing Lloyd Newell, who has served for the past 34 years.
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Lloyd D. Newell has served as the announcer and writer of the weekly “Music & the Spoken Word” broadcast for 34 years.
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For the first time in its 100-year history, “Music and the Spoken Word,” has aired in Spanish.
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For the first time in its 100-year history, “Music and the Spoken Word,” will premiere in Spanish on June 25, 2023.
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April 14, 2023 11:41 AM MDT
The two performing groups have united to bring a powerful musical moment to both of their fan bases. Watch the gorgeous new video here:
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August 24, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
For the first time ever, piano and cello combo, Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson, will take to the stage with The Tabernacle Choir.
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August 22, 2022 09:50 AM MDT
Former NBA star and sports broadcaster Thurl Bailey started a new calling this weekend, as the tallest audience greeter in Tabernacle Choir history.
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July 08, 2022 01:56 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir has released a new beautiful single inspired by some of the most classic music in history.
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March 29, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
She’s played for Barry Manilow, Hugh Jackman, and is a mother of seven—meet Meredith Campbell, concertmaster for the Orchestra at Temple Square.
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October 25, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
This story originally ran on LDS Living in June 2016.
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August 13, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
A few weeks ago, I was listening to Music & the Spoken Word as I was getting ready for home sacrament meeting. It was a celebration of 90 years of the program being broadcast, and as the familiar voice of Lloyd Newell began to share the “spoken word,” he said something that struck me.
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July 21, 2020 01:59 PM MDT
The five Tabernacle and Temple Square organists won’t be giving the organ pipes a break anytime soon. As part of the kick-off concert for the "Piping Up: Organ Concerts on Temple Square" series, all five musicians played a part to bring the finale from “The William Tell Overture” to life. The video displays the true skill of these organists, who filmed their parts individually at different times on the Conference Center organ and were then combined into one soundtrack. This upbeat, exciting piece is one even those unfamiliar with classical music are likely to recognize.
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July 17, 2020 07:38 PM MDT
After 90 years of broadcasting, “Music and the Spoken Word” will release a special prerecorded broadcast on Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m. (MDT). According to Church Newsroom, the commemorative concert will be available worldwide on the following broadcast and internet channels:
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July 15, 2019 08:52 AM MDT
This article was published in the July/August 2009 issue of LDS Living in honor the the 80th anniversary of Music and the Spoken Word. We are publishing it again to celebrate the program's 90th anniversary and have updated the article to include current information.
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October 25, 2016 05:50 PM MDT
Since Music and the Spoken Word broadcasted for the first time 88 years ago, the choir has never performed in a Salt Lake venue other than the Conference Center or the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
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September 25, 2016 12:40 AM MDT
In an email addressed to fans who requested Christmas tickets in previous years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced this year's tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
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By  LDS Living
June 06, 2016 04:00 PM MDT
He floated like a butterfly; he stung like a bee. Muhammad Ali, proclaimed by himself—and practically everyone else—as "The Greatest," was never one to brag. After all, he said, "It's not bragging if you can back it up."
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October 27, 2015 02:17 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This article originally ran in October 2015 and has been updated for clarity.
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By  LDS Living
September 01, 2015 09:00 AM MDT
What has been your favorite memory with Music & the Spoken Word?
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Fun
July 15, 2014 05:36 PM MDT
The tradition of closing every Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast with “God Be with You Till We Meet Again” is a long one, but here's how the tradition of the music conductor singing rather than leading during the song began.
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June 02, 2014 05:41 PM MDT
Since 1990, Lloyd David Newell has been a mainstay in the Salt Lake Tabernacle as the host of Music and the Spoken Word, the longest-running nationwide broadcast in the world. When Newell heard that auditions were being held for a backup announcer position in the spring of 1990, he auditioned and was chosen for the job. When Spencer Kinard left the announcer position later that year, Newell stepped in while they looked for a replacement. After a few months, President Gordon B. Hinckley extended the call to Newell to serve as announcer for Music and the Spoken Word.
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January 17, 2014 07:45 PM MST
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