Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Beautiful music and messages of hope, provided by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, will be broadcast each Sunday on London Live, the capital’s TV station. The programs will be broadcast every Sunday evening at 5:30 PM.
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September 22, 2021 12:15 PM MDT
The first song that members of the Tabernacle Choir sang at Tuesday night‘s rehearsal was “Come, Ye Children of the Lord”—an appropriate choice after 19 months apart.
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May 18, 2021 01:04 PM MDT
Fill your home with uplifting music the whole family will enjoy! You're likely to recognize a few favorite artists and we hope you'll enjoy some new ones as well.
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February 19, 2021 11:29 PM MST
For nearly a quarter of a century, from 1974–1999, Jerold Ottley directed The Tabernacle Choir from its home on Temple Square. His tenure at the Choir included 1,300 Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts, 30 commercial recordings, more than 20 major tours around the world, and thousands of rehearsals and performances. Ottley died on Friday, February 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. He was 86.
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December 28, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This past year has been full of the unexpected. Between the coronavirus, natural disasters, and societal issues, 2020 may not have been what we all expected when it brought in the new decade. But there have been beautiful moments too. Despite feelings of division, many people have come together to express gratitude for the blessings God has given them. Others have come to the rescue for those in need, whether physically or spiritually. And society as a whole has adjusted to new circumstances and situations despite moments of fear and uncertainty.
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December 25, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in 2017 and has been updated to include more recent guests.
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December 09, 2020 09:56 PM MST
Though The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square may not be physically performing this year, many will experience the joy of the Choir’s 2019 concert, Christmas Day in the Morning, from their homes beginning Monday, December 14.
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November 23, 2020 01:00 PM MST
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November 13, 2020 08:07 PM MST
As part of the 2019 Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert, Richard Thomas, an Emmy Award-winning actor, presented the story Christmas Day in the Morning. And in case you weren’t one of the people who able to experience the magical performance live, the Tabernacle Choir has released a video of the adaptation.
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By  LDS Living
October 08, 2020 03:53 PM MDT
Though the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square won’t perform in-person in the Conference Center this Christmas, you can still experience the magic of their Christmas music.
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September 10, 2020 03:26 PM MDT
Even though the new music video from the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is filmed at the familiar and iconic Tabernacle, viewers may find themselves transported to a galaxy far, far away as they watch it.
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August 17, 2020 07:24 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has made accessing gospel music even easier. A free mobile app, simply called The Tabernacle Choir, was just refreshed to provide greater access to uplifting content.
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August 03, 2020 07:15 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert is one of the most highly anticipated Christmas events in Salt Lake City. Free tickets for the concert are a hot commodity and typically sell out in a matter of minutes. But the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s 360 singers haven’t been able to rehearse for months due to COVID-19, so will the show go on in 2020?
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By  Emily Abel
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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June 30, 2020 03:17 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are commemorating 90 years of the weekly broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word,” with a special worldwide broadcast. The pre-recorded program, “Music for a Summer Evening: Celebrating 90 Years of Broadcasting,” will first air on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).
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By  Emily Abel
June 18, 2020 06:34 PM MDT
Andrew Unsworth and the four other organists for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square have experienced a lull in their usual performance schedule due to COVID-19 restrictions. Unsworth took advantage of the extra time to learn new music and work on other projects. But he found that he missed not having any performances to practice for.
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June 16, 2020 05:29 PM MDT
Like most of us, the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square had big plans for 2020—a 7-city tour across four Nordic countries and the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, the Choir announced a 2021 tour that will visit all of the cities planned for the 2020 tour. Choir president Ron Jarrett expressed appreciation for those who have worked to make the rescheduled tour a reality.
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By  Emily Abel
May 27, 2020 06:34 PM MDT
Although the world health situation has caused The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to pause its rehearsals and performances, the organization is looking toward the future. The Choir has announced that they are holding auditions to fill spots in the 360-member volunteer ensemble. Earning a spot with this choir, however, is a bit more intense than showing up for ward choir practice.
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May 12, 2020 07:24 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square may have postponed their 2020 Heritage Tour, but that isn’t stopping the choir from having an exciting springtime. The choir has recently announced new ensemble names, a new logo, and a new EP album.
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April 23, 2020 03:35 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has a new logo.
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April 13, 2020 06:51 PM MDT
The hymn “Praise to the Man” by pioneer William W. Phelps is well known for its rousing melody to the folk song “Scotland the Brave.” But did you know that the tune wasn’t what the composer originally intended?
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March 13, 2020 06:14 PM MDT
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March 02, 2020 09:44 PM MST
The Tabernacle Choir now has over 50 albums available on Spotify.
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February 24, 2020 06:18 PM MST
George Frideric Handel’s famous oratorio Messiah was first performed in 1742 and has been performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square every two years in the Tabernacle. The concert is also streamed live over the internet to audiences around the globe.
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January 27, 2020 04:15 PM MST
In a new video released by Oxford University Press, Mack Wilberg, director of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, explains the inspiration behind his 2018 piece, "A Cloud of Witnesses."
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January 21, 2020 10:00 PM MST
Mack Wilberg, conductor of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, takes his job of leading the Church’s “musical missionaries” very seriously. His passion for music and the gospel shines through everything he does, including on the choir’s first hymn album in almost a decade, Let Us All Press On. We sat down to ask him about it.
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November 27, 2019 03:49 PM MST
Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth and the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform a spectacular version of the classic song "Angels among Us" in a new video released by the choir.
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October 25, 2019 12:46 PM MDT
Acclaimed Broadway singer and actress Kelli O’Hara and renowned actor Richard Thomas will be the featured guest artist and narrator at this year’s Christmas concert by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, The Orchestra at Temple Square, and The Bells on Temple Square. The concerts will be held December 12, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m. at the Conference Center at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
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By  LDS Living
October 23, 2019 01:19 PM MDT
Starting this Friday, October 25, you can begin requesting tickets for the 2019 Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert on December 12, 13, and 14.
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October 23, 2019 12:14 PM MDT
During the 2019 Pioneer Day Concert, acclaimed Norwegian-born singer Sissel, best known for her vocals in Titanic, joined the Tabernacle Choir for an unforgettable performance. During the concert, the choir and Sissel sang "Eatnemen Vuelie" ("Song of the Earth"). As the Tabernacle Choir explains on their YouTube channel, "The song includes part of the Christian hymn 'Fairest Lord Jesus.' 'Eatnemen Vuelie' was later adapted for the opening musical number of Disney's Frozen, known simply as 'Vuelie.'"
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October 14, 2019 01:46 PM MDT
Mac “Mr. Mac” Christensen dressed more Latter-day Saint missionaries than he, or likely anyone else, will ever account for and went on to serve a mission in Washington, D.C., and lead the internationally renowned Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square for over a decade, during which the group earned two Grammy nominations and the prestigious National Medal of Arts.
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September 18, 2019 03:43 PM MDT
This year The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square will perform their annual acclaimed Christmas concert in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 12–14, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. The featured guest(s) for the 2019 concerts will be announced in October.
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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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July 04, 2019 11:18 AM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir recently released a series of patriotic videos filmed live at West Point during a Music and the Spoken Word Fourth of July special on July 1, 2018. The choir, orchestra, and United States Military Academy Band at West Point performed "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "Armed Forces Medley," and "America the Beautiful." Watch these stirring performances below:
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May 28, 2019 01:25 PM MDT
The world-renowned Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will travel internationally for their upcoming tour. They will perform in six cities in four Nordic countries and the United Kingdom over 22 days from Thursday, June 25, through Thursday, July 16, 2020. The tour will comprise performances in the following venues and cities:
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May 17, 2019 11:51 AM MDT
Sissel, the world-renowned vocalist known for her ethereal arias throughout the Oscar-winning film Titanic, will join the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square at the 2019 Pioneer Day concerts. The concerts will be held in conjunction with communitywide celebrations at 8 p.m. mountain standard time on July 19 and 20 in the Conference Center. The concerts will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director.
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May 02, 2019 12:22 PM MDT
There are many kinds of pain associated with learning what God would have us learn here. There are the growing pains that come from learning through our mistakes. Learning from our own errors requires that we honestly acknowledge them, something that is always painful for those who strive for competence. It is also painful to become as independent as we must be and to learn not to expect others to solve our every problem and meet our every need. It sometimes hurts to be realistic or to wait when patience is required.
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April 06, 2019 03:47 PM MDT
For many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, general conference weekend is one of the most exciting and inspiring times of the year. Every April and October, Church leaders gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, and address the worldwide Church on matters involving faith, change, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here are GIFs that perfectly explain our conference experience.
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April 06, 2019 09:57 AM MDT
Conference is around the corner—and so's the chance to listen to the Tabernacle Choir and sing some of our favorite songs. Which hymns might we hear or sing this year? Turns out that some are more popular than others! Check out what we found by combing through the last 21 years of hymns sung in general conference:
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March 22, 2019 06:04 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Bells on Temple Square, and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble are pleased to announce a special Easter service to be held on Temple Square and broadcast online and on television.
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March 22, 2019 03:01 PM MDT
While the name of The Tabernacle Choir may be different, hitting the No.1 spot on the Billboard charts is nothing new.
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March 15, 2019 04:25 PM MDT
If you think singing with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is an impossible dream of yours, think again.
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March 13, 2019 01:07 PM MDT
In a recent Facebook Live video, LDS Living had the opportunity to sit down with Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square director, Mack Wilberg, and assistant director, Ryan Murphy, and ask them some questions our readers have always wanted to know.
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March 09, 2019 01:00 PM MST
On this week’s episode of All In, host Morgan Jones speaks with Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors of the Tabernacle Choir, in the basement of the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle. Discussing their personal love for music, guest artists, and missionary opportunities among other things, the episode provides uniquely personal insight into the men behind (or rather, in front of) the Choir.
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December 21, 2018 09:45 AM MST
Christmas is only a few days away, and there have been many talented Latter-day Saints who have used their talents to spread holiday cheer. Here are some of the amazing music videos created by Church members this season.
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December 12, 2018 10:08 PM MST
The press conference for The Tabernacle Choir At Temple Square Christmas concert could have been mistaken for a comedy show as Kristin Chenoweth warmed up for her narrating/musical guest responsibilities. When Mack Wilberg, Music Director for the Choir, said that Chenoweth has been on his radar as a potential guest for 10 years, she joked that she was “just 15,” and while expressing her desire for the performance, she asked for prayers.
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By  LDS Living
November 21, 2018 06:09 PM MST
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square recently released their Christmas music video, a video set to the beautiful hymn "Silent Night" and reminds us what truly matters this holiday season.
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October 24, 2018 03:33 PM MDT
It's no secret Latter-day Saints love Josh Groban. Last year, when LDS Living created a poll to see which celebrity Latter-day Saints would most want to see perform with the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square, Josh Groban swept the competition,landing 14 percent above any other artist.
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October 19, 2018 02:18 PM MDT
Kristin Chenoweth will be the featured guest artist and narrator at this year’s Christmas concerts by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer will perform with the choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square on December 13, 14 and 15, 2018, in the Conference Center.
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October 05, 2018 02:05 PM MDT
The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is changing its name to “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.” The name modification follows an August 2018 statement by President Russell M. Nelson requesting the use of the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the choir’s sponsoring organization.
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By  LDS Living
July 04, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
These inspiring renditions of patriotic sons by LDS artists are sure to give you chills and help you remember the true meaning of Independence Day. Happy July 4th, everyone!
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June 26, 2018 12:37 PM MDT
"The purpose of music is to unite people," said Mormon Tabernacle Choir President Ron Jarrett. "Music affects people in many ways. This is a great opportunity to bring two cultures, if you will, to the center of things and to build bridges, to make friends, and to make an enjoyable experience for everyone through music."
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June 14, 2018 04:09 PM MDT
In celebration of Father's Day, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir created a touching tribute set to R. Ross Boothe's "Father." Check out this heartfelt video:
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May 31, 2018 02:43 PM MDT
Broadway stars Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for “Music for a Summer Evening,” a concert held annually in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations. This special Broadway-themed concert will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center and will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director.
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January 26, 2018 10:10 PM MST
Only the best music artists make it to the Grammys! Check out the Mormons who have won a Grammy Award or been nominated.
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December 19, 2017 02:50 PM MST
Hugh Bonneville was the guest narrator at this year's annual Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. “To us from out of town, it’s quite an experience to come into this vast arena, which all at the same time feels like a home,” Bonneville said. “That’s what I think the expression of this concert is all about. It’s about creating an atmosphere that’s both huge in scale but also intimate in content.”
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December 18, 2017 11:44 AM MST
On December 17, following the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Music and the Spoken Word, "America's Choir" sang a personalized "Happy Birthday" to the director of the latest Star Wars episode, Rian Johnson.
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December 14, 2017 04:20 PM MST
For this year's Christmas concert, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will welcome Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville as the narrator. But the way he got the role was a little unorthodox.
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By  LDS Living
December 10, 2017 10:00 PM MST
Editor's Note: The movies on this list contain music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. LDS Living is not endorsing or encouraging readers to view these movies.
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