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FAQ: Streaming The Tabernacle Choir Music and Programs

As audiences throughout the world increase their use of digital streaming as a primary way to access music and programming, The Tabernacle Choir is focusing on digital programing to put its music at your fingertips. In addition to our traditional radio and television broadcasts, the Choir’s music and programs are streamed each week on the Choir’s social media channels and website. 

To help our streaming audiences, here is a list of frequently asked questions submitted during the Choir streams that might be of interest: 

1. My video is out of sync with the music. What should I do? 

This is a frequent issue that is very frustrating for everyone. It usually happens when something has gone awry with the digital stream on your device. First, refresh your browser (click the circular arrow located at the top of your browser near the URL).

If that doesn’t work, stop the video and, if necessary, get out of the app or website you’re using. You can also try restarting your device. The problem is most often corrected by these actions. 

2. How do I subscribe to the Choir’s YouTube channel? What are the benefits of doing that? 

Subscribing to the Choir’s YouTube channel is the best way to make sure you stay up to date on our latest videos. To subscribe, go to The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s YouTube channel to click the red subscribe button.

If you want to opt in for notifications when the Choir publishes new content, you’ll need to change your notification settings. See #4 below. 

3. What is a YouTube notification? How do I sign up?

  • When you subscribe to the Choir’s YouTube channel, YouTube will send periodic texts or emails about content highlights from the channel.   

  • You can also opt to get a notification every time the Choir publishes content. Here’s how:  tap the Notification bell on the Choir’s YouTube page. The bell will then change to a ringing bell to indicate that you've selected all notifications.

4. How do I change my notification settings for The Tabernacle Choir?  What if my notification setting isn’t working?

  • To troubleshoot notifications (for example, if the notification bell has been selected, but you are not receiving notices) you can check this YouTube page for more information.

5. Can I set a YouTube alert or reminder to tell me when a broadcast or stream begins? How do I do this? What if it stops working?  

Absolutely! Go to the Choir’s YouTube page and view the “Upcoming Live Streams” section.  Under each event is a “Set Reminder” tab you can choose. You can undo it by clicking the “Reminder On” button and it will be toggled off.

6. How do I set the closed captioning so I can see the words on the screen? 

  • On YouTube, closed captioning is available when you click the CC button at the bottom of the selected video box. For example, the Choir’s Music & the Spoken Word stream provides closed captioning in English for the “Spoken Word” segments. 

  • If you are trying to enable closed captioning from your television or from other streaming devices, you generally can access the main menu of your device to locate the “Set Up” or "Settings" section to find and turn on the closed captioning option.  For specific internet provider questions, you can google your specific internet provider’s website or check the Choir’s online article here.

7. Where can I find the most recent episode of Music & the Spoken Word

On the Choir’s website, each episode of Music & the Spoken Word is posted on its own page. The current episode can be found here. Each page features the video at the top of the webpage followed by the list of music repertoire with the text of the “Spoken Word” below. You can also find past episodes in the video sections of The Tabernacle Choir’s Facebook and YouTube pages. 

8. Where can I read the text of an episode of the “Spoken Word?"  

The “Spoken Word” text follows just below the repertoire listed above.

9. Can I browse a listing of past episodes of Music & the Spoken Word?

Here is a gallery of recent past episodes of the broadcast.  

10. When will Choir be able to sing together on a live performance again?

The pandemic continues to present unique and challenging circumstances for everyone—and The Tabernacle Choir organization is no exception. Because of the continuing health challenges with live rehearsals and performances, with concern for the welfare of its performers and audiences, the Choir organization continues to follow directions provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to postpone large public gatherings. 

The Tabernacle Choir is grateful for the modern technology of today which allows us to continue sharing our music digitally--bringing uplifting and joyful music to a complicated world in need of love, light, and peace.

11. How is it that the Choir is still broadcasting given COVID restrictions?

Since March 15, the Choir has been able to continue its uninterrupted broadcasting by re-airing previously recorded episodes of its popular weekly Music & the Spoken Word broadcast each Sunday. To continue the tradition of organ concerts from Temple Square, a new digital tradition of live-streamed organ concerts was inaugurated. Piping Up: Organ Concerts on Temple Square are streamed each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Choir and Orchestra also were able to share a combination of new and previously recorded content to audiences around the world with its stream of Handel’s Messiah at Easter and, another digital event stream in July entitled Music for a Summer Evening: Celebrating 90 Years of Broadcasting.

12. Any new videos or recordings on the horizon?

Watch for a new music video to be released on YouTube in November. Our new CD, DVD, and book, each entitled Christmas Day in the Morning, with content from our 2019 Christmas concerts with Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas, are now on sale. The new Christmas products are available for streaming, digital download, or purchase here

Don’t forget to access the new Choir Christmas music and playlists posted on your streaming services such as Spotify!