The Tabernacle Choir Blog

September 2015 Articles

Orchestra at Temple Square Presents “Music for the Soul”

SALT LAKE CITY – Acclaimed conductor Igor Gruppman will lead the Orchestra at Temple Square in this year’s fall concert, which features soloist Kevin Kenner—hailed as “one of the finest American pianists to come along in years” (Howard Reich, “Star on the Rise,” Chicago Tribune, Oct. 30, 1994, chicagotribune.com). The concert will take place in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.

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2015 Christmas Concert Date Change Announcement

For logistical and scheduling reasons, the annual Christmas concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has been moved to Thursday through Saturday, December 17–19.  More information about the concert and guest artists will follow in the weeks to come.

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“America the Beautiful” in Over 20 East Coast Locations

Picture yourself walking through New York City or Boston and suddenly being stopped in your tracks by a large group singing “America the Beautiful.” You then thank them for the singing only to find out that they are members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Too good to be true right? Not so fast…

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Choir Members Play “Name That Choir” in Boston

The Choir’s Atlantic Coast Tour in the summer of 2015 made its final stop in Boston, Massachusetts. The Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performed for a full house at the historic Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center. The concert included highlights such as associate music director Ryan Murphy’s childhood teachers cheering him on, Alex Boyé splitting his pants while doing a split, and Jane Clayson guest conducting the finale.

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Pre-Order Keep Christmas with You on Amazon

Ready or not, Christmas is coming! If you’re an early shopper that means you’ve already started, and we’ve got the perfect gift idea—Keep Christmas with You. Featuring The Muppets® from Sesame Street® and Santino Fontana, this CD and DVD is loaded with Christmas classics, as well as Sesame Street favorites from the Choir’s 2014 Christmas concert in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon, and DeseretBook.com. The album is also available for download on iTunes.

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Ryan Murphy Arranges Remarkable Reunion in Boston

Can you imagine inviting your elementary, middle school, and high school music teachers to attend a concert where you are conducting? That’s exactly what Ryan Murphy, associate music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir did when he learned that all three teachers still lived within driving distance of Boston, location of the Choir’s final concert of its recently-concluded 2015 tour. Each one accepted his invitation without hesitation! “The fact that I felt comfortable calling them, knowing that they would still care, shows what kind of people they are,” Murphy commented in a group interview before the performance.

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