The Tabernacle Choir Blog

July 2013 Articles

Bryn Terfel And Choir Plan Fall Release

Renowned Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are releasing an album, Homeward Bound, on Deutsche Grammophon this fall. The project reunites the Choir with Terfel, who appeared at a Christmas spectacular in the Salt Lake Conference Center 10 years ago with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.

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85 Years and Still Singing

July 15, 2013 marked the beginning of 85 years of uninterrupted weekly network radio broadcasting of Music & The Spoken Word.  No other program can boast of such a record!!

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Music & The Spoken Word Pioneer Day Concert Rehearsal

I could hardly wait for Tuesday night’s first dress rehearsal. Due to some construction work going on in the Conference Center parking garage, all of the Choir members had to take a detour and enter through stage left (the men’s side). It was a little crowded, and the line seemed to be moving slowly. But before I even entered the hall I could hear the strains of Lindsey Stirling’s beautiful music soaring through the hall and I immediately recognized that she and the Orchestra were rehearsing her song “Elements.” Everyone had stopped moving and was patiently waiting because Lindsey was on the “football” (that’s what we call the upper stage where the Choir loft seating is)—and of course Lindsey wasn’t just playing her violin, she was dancing and leaping around as part of her rehearsal—so we couldn’t very well have 350 people walking into her!

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Tickets Go Quickly for Pioneer Day Concert

Salt Lake City — Young fans and others eager to see up-and-coming Latter-day Saint artists Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco quickly grabbed up all available tickets to this year’s Pioneer Day concert, which will be on July 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. 

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