The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is dedicated to the universal language of music that has the power to bring joy, peace, and healing to its listeners. The Choir, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and the Bells on Temple Square act as goodwill ambassadors for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Did you know that Music & the Spoken Word is celebrating nine decades of broadcasting—nearly the entire lifetime of radio—and is the longest continuously broadcast program in radio history? If you did, congratulations!
The Choir and Orchestra’s annual “Music for a Summer Evening” concert this year will feature internationally acclaimed Norwegian-born singer Sissel and will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director. Tickets are currently available for the concert on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
It’s no surprise that when it comes to patriotic music, The Tabernacle Choir is often at the top of any search list. It’s a large part of the reason that Ronald Reagan gave the Choir the nickname “America’s Choir.”. The 40th President of the United States said in 1981, “At my first inauguration as president of the United States, I wanted very much to reignite the fires of liberty and re-inspire the American spirit. And no one sings the anthems of America quite like The Tabernacle Choir.”
Guest artists including The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have been announced for the event honoring the 95th birthday of President Russell M. Nelson. The birthday event celebrates the influence of the Savior in the life of President Nelson and his lifelong service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The celebration will be held on Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. mountain daylight time at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Do you love to sing? Have you dreamed of joining The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square? Listen to what these Choir members say about singing in this choir: “Music is what makes life wonderful,” says Choir member Joanne Andrus. “It brings happiness, peace, love, contentment, excitement, joy, and solace. Music touches every emotion and can heal in powerful ways.” Another Choir member Shauna Johnson added, “It is a unique experience to sing with the Choir and Orchestra. We do what we do because we love music and feel it is one of the best ways to change the world for the better.”
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present their annual Pioneer Day Concert “Music for a Summer Evening” held in conjunction with community celebrations on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and July 20, in the Conference Center at Temple Square at 8:00 p.m.
As each new year begins, future members of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square continue a journey that actually began six months before in the warmth of summer when they submitted an application to join the Choir.
Many people dream of singing with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square but think it is out of their reach. The truth is that many people each year fulfill their dreams of becoming a part of the Choir. There are requirements that need to be met, but still, the Choir may not be as far out of reach as one might think.
You may not recognize the words, but those who have listened to Music and the Spoken Word broadcasts will immediately recognize the music of the closing theme: “As the Dew from Heaven Distilling.” In July 2019 Music and the Spoken Word will mark its 90th year of continuous weekly broadcasting.