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August 15 Deadline to Audition for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Do you love to sing? Have you dreamed of joining The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square? Listen to what these Choir members say about singing in this choir: “Music is what makes life wonderful,” says Choir member Joanne Andrus. “It brings happiness, peace, love, contentment, excitement, joy, and solace. Music touches every emotion and can heal in powerful ways.” Another Choir member Shauna Johnson added, “It is a unique experience to sing with the Choir and Orchestra. We do what we do because we love music and feel it is one of the best ways to change the world for the better.”

Once every year, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square accepts audition applications for singers. You can find audition information at Choir Audition Information. This year the application process will be even easier because applications will be done entirely online at beginning July 1st. Completed 2019 applications must be submitted by Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:59 p. m. mountain time.

What is new about the 2019 Choir application?

This year all applications will be submitted entirely online. Each completed application will include a digital voice recording and digital photo. The application includes a local Church leader’s recommendation form, which the applicant can download and give to their Church leader to return to the Choir office by August 15, 2019. The Choir also posts an application information guide at Choir Audition Information. We encourage all applicants to read the instructions carefully before starting their application.

What is the Audition Process?

The process to become a member of the Choir stretches over nine months. An individual must meet a set of membership criteria and complete a four-phase audition process. For those who reach the fourth phase of the process, this includes 16 weeks of training in the Choir School and Temple Square Chorale. At the conclusion of the four phases, successful candidates become members of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

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What is the Choir Membership Criteria?

Applicants must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in good standing, be between 25 and 55 years of age the following April when Choir service would begin, and currently reside within 100 miles of the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is an all-volunteer choral ensemble whose members serve as musical ambassadors for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members of The Tabernacle Choir have the unique musical experience of performing publicly each week on the Music & the Spoken Word broadcast—as well as performing in concerts, tours, and recordings. The experience of singing music that is joyful, hopeful, and uplifting is rewarding. The opportunity to share that music with others makes the hours of rehearsals and memorization well worth the effort.