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Were Your Ancestors in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir? Find Out on Our Historical Roster

Just 29 days after the first pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, a small choir was formed under the direction of Brigham Young. From this humble beginning arose what is known today as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. For over 150 years the Choir has been lifting spirits and touching hearts through the power of music. They have sung in over 4,500 broadcasts and toured the world, and they continue to reach international audiences through social media. “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6).

During the Choir’s long history, many changes in membership have taken place. Currently, a person can serve for 20 years or until they are 60 years of age, whichever comes first. Singers can audition as early as 25 years old. Each April, Choir members retire as newcomers take their place in the loft. The same changes occur each year with the Orchestra at Temple Square.

If you are doing your family’s history or genealogy, or you are just curious to know whether your ancestors were in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, we have just the tool for you. The Historical Member Roster on our website gives you access to a list of all members who have served as members of the Choir organization from pioneer times to the present.

To start your search, go to the Historical Member Roster located here. You will find easy-to-follow instructions, including the “How to” video found below. Keep in mind that records are drawn from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization but may be incomplete, especially from the early years. If you have additions or corrections, please contact the Mormon Tabernacle Choir office.

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