The Tabernacle Choir Blog

General Conference Music and the Spoken Word Available in Over 60 Languages!

For over 86 years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has broadcast Music and the Spoken Word each week, providing choral music and messages to uplift and inspire audiences around the world. The first broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word on July 15, 1929 was transmitted using a single microphone to only 30 radio stations. Through the years, as technology improved and changed, the weekly audience for the Choir grew to include appreciative followers who tuned in to their local radio or television station. Since the Choir launched its own YouTube channel in 2012, larger world-wide audiences have been able to access Music and the Spoken Word through Internet streaming of the broadcast. Each week the Choir’s website links to the broadcast live stream for audiences around the world to join us. 

Twice each year, in April and October, the Choir’s weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word is performed immediately prior to the Sunday morning general conference session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These broadcasts are translated into over 60 languages and since October 2015 posted on the Choir’s website. Translation for the April 3, 2016 broadcast is now available. Check out the many languages to find the one you want to watch!

Special Guest for Memorial Day 2016 Broadcast

This Sunday, May 29, 2016, watch Music and the Spoken Word to see guest soloist Dallyn Vail Bayles perform Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” with the Choir and Orchestra. Bayles, a professional actor, singer, and recording artist has performed with the Broadway touring companies of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables and is known for his roles in stage, music, and LDS Church feature film productions. Bayles graduated from BYU with a BFA in Music Dance Theatre and in May 2015 with an MFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory.