The Tabernacle Choir Blog

November 2018 Articles

Tabernacle Part-time Organist Position Open on Historic Temple Square!

The Salt Lake Tabernacle organ on historic Temple Square is one of the most notable instruments in America, not only because of its size but also because of the warmth and richness of its sound. Three full-time Tabernacle organists assisted by two part-time organists are responsible for bringing the sound of this iconic instrument to life for tens of thousands of fans throughout the world. And now The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square organization is looking to fill a part-time organist position in anticipation of a future retirement.

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How to Use Alexa for The Tabernacle Choir Music and Broadcasts

Just think! Now owners of these amazing inventions can enable Alexa skills for both Music and the Spoken Word and The Tabernacle Choir for their Amazon devices. Once the skill is enabled you will be able to listen to the music of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square with simple voice commands, such as:

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Didn't Get Tickets to the 2018 Christmas Concert?

Tickets were gone in less than an hour for The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas concert with award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. When Chenoweth was announced as the guest artist, social media lit up with fans sharing their approval in comments such as, “The greatest singer with the greatest choir!” “A winning combination!” “Perfect guest artist!” and “She is amazing!” There were hundreds of thousands of ticket requests from eager fans.

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The Story Behind "Over the River and Through the Wood"

“Over the River and Through the Wood” was originally published in 1844 as a poem written by Lydia Maria Child. The poem was published in Child’s book of poems Flowers for ChildrenVolume 2, and was originally titled “The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day.” In time, Child’s poem was set to music by an unknown composer, and over the years many children have grown up singing the song in school or community holiday programs.

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