The Tabernacle Choir Blog

Expect a Great Experience When Attending Music & the Spoken Word!

There is nothing like listening to The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in person—even if you’ve listened to the Choir’s recordings, music streams, and broadcasts for years. Being enveloped in the Choir’s uplifting and joyful music live is an exhilarating experience. Music has the power to comfort, encourage, and bring each of us closer to the divine.

The Choir and Orchestra’s weekly Sunday live performances of Music & the Spoken Word broadcast are open to the public for free; no tickets are required. Music & the Spoken Word, first broadcast in 1929, is currently the world’s longest continuous nationwide network program.

Admission and Times

Attendance is limited to those eight years of age and older. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m. (mountain time), and guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m., when the doors are closed. The broadcast is 30 minutes long and ends at 10:00 a.m.


The live Music & the Spoken Word broadcast is performed in the Tabernacle on Temple Square except during the months of June, July, August, and December, when it moves to the Conference Center to accommodate larger crowds. Attending the Choir’s live performances has become a favorite for visitors to the Salt Lake City area.

Easy Access to Tabernacle or Conference Center on Temple Square

Even with the ongoing construction on Temple Square, the Tabernacle and Conference Center are open to the public. Easy access is available through the gates on West Temple. Check the Temple Square map for information.

Free Parking for Music & the Spoken Word

Free parking is available on Sunday mornings in the parking area underneath the Conference Center. See the parking map and find alternative parking areas available.

Join Us!

As Mack Wilberg, music director of The Tabernacle Choir, once remarked: “When we experience great music, in great spaces, it makes for a great experience—not only for the audience, but for the performer as well. … I have been astonished, really, to see that the Choir and Orchestra have this capacity to touch people’s hearts. … I’ve felt that effect in every concert, the music is beautiful, the Choir is dignified, the spirit of reverence is there and people who come to the concerts leave different people than they were when they came in."