Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

April 20, 2022 11:58 AM MDT
If you’re looking for summer vacation plans that are both fun and meaningful this year, look no further.
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April 04, 2022 11:47 AM MDT
Let’s take a look back at some of the historic firsts that took place on Saturday and Sunday.
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March 28, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir’s special Easter concert honoring the Savior’s Resurrection will be available to stream online and watch on-demand.
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March 24, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Violinist Meredith Campbell can’t name all of the famous musicians she’s accompanied in orchestras over the years, but she can list a few.
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December 22, 2021 08:00 AM MST
This is a true story about a family at Christmastime—a mother and father who, in the night of their deepest despair, discovered the healing light of hope.
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December 15, 2021 10:49 AM MST
A new Tabernacle Choir music video features heavyweight talent that will be appreciated by Broadways buffs and 90s TV fans alike.
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December 10, 2021 09:14 AM MST
“20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir” will start airing next week. Here's where you can watch it:
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December 10, 2021 08:00 AM MST
Past performances have included “The 12 Days of Christmas” with the Count from Sesame Street to an epic organ trio of “We Three Kings.”
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December 09, 2021 10:00 AM MST
Did you know that the Tabernacle Choir recordings and performances have been included in some major Hollywood films?
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By  Emily Abel
December 08, 2021 09:41 AM MST
The pandemic hasn't stopped The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square from again reaching the top of the Billboard charts.
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December 01, 2021 08:00 AM MST
This original Russian tale is a beautiful reminder that the Savior was born and He lives now.
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November 30, 2021 11:56 AM MST
For 45 years, Peggy Becker created identical dresses for 210 singers of every shape, size, and complexion. It’s a bigger job than you might think.
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The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has released a new Christmas video produced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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November 19, 2021 04:22 PM MST
How has the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square put on magical Christmas concerts for 20 years? Conductors Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy share their thoughts.
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The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will not perform its traditional Christmas concerts for a public audience in 2021.
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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
Here is what some famous guest artists had to say about their experience performing with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square at Christmastime.
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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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By  LDS Living
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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By  Emily Abel
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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By  LDS Living
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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By  LDS Living
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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By  LDS Living
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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By  LDS Living
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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By  LDS Living
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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By  LDS Living
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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By  LDS Living
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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