Mormon Tabernacle Choir Blog

Ways to Enjoy the Choir in 2019!

“January—a perfect time to start all over again.”

The musical members of The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square begin 2019 at full-speed this month!

Music and the Spoken Word: Broadcasting for 90 Years!

The Tabernacle Choir, different from almost all other choirs, presents a public performance every week of the year on its Music and the Spoken Word program, which began nearly 90 years ago in 1929! Today, Music and the Spoken Word is broadcast on Sundays over radio, television, and the internet. People can watch and listen to the live stream and recordings of the program anywhere they are in the world. The Music and the Spoken Word broadcast on January 13, 2019, marks the 4,661st weekly broadcast in the program's history—a record of continuous broadcasting unsurpassed by any other program.

The public is invited to attend the free Sunday morning broadcast in person in the Tabernacle each week. To accommodate larger audiences, the broadcast is moved to the Conference Center during the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day) and during December. Guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m. Check the website for specific information.

In addition to the weekly broadcasts, there are public rehearsals, concerts, and other performances scheduled throughout the coming year.

Rehearsals and Recitals Open to the Public

(Please check our website for occasional date exceptions):

Choir and Orchestra Public Rehearsals

The Choir and Orchestra have free public rehearsals every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 in either the Tabernacle or Conference Center, where you can watch them prepare for their performances. (Please check website for exact location and for any date exceptions.)

Bells on Temple Square Public Rehearsals

The Bells on Temple Square have free public rehearsals on most Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle. (Please check website for exceptions.)

Organ Recitals Given Daily

The Tabernacle organists and guest organists give 30-minute organ recitals in the Tabernacle daily on the world-renowned Tabernacle organ. Recitals are at noon in the Tabernacle Monday through Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, recitals are also given in the Conference Center at 2:00 p.m. except on Sundays. Please check the website for times and date exceptions.

Upcoming 2019 Choir, Orchestra, and Bells Events:

Here are key dates for the first part of 2019. Check the Calendar section on the Tickets & Events portion of thetabernaclechoir.org for further details.

March 8, 2019 (Friday)

Watch for the Choir and Orchestra’s new CD, Let Us All Press On: Hymns of Praise and Inspiration, which will be available for purchase or download!

March 29–30, 2019 (Friday, Saturday)

The Orchestra and the Temple Square Chorale, the Choir’s training choir, perform their annual spring concert together in the Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m.

April 6–7, 2019 (Saturday, Sunday)

The Choir performs for general conference meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (10:00 a.m. Saturday; 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, mountain time).

April 19–20, 2019 (Friday, Saturday)

The Choir and Orchestra will present their annual Easter concert in the Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m.

May 10, 2019 (Friday)

The Choir and Utah Symphony will present the biennial O. C. Tanner Gift of Music for the community in the Conference Center at 8:00 p.m.  

June 14, 2019 (Friday)

The Bells on Temple Square present their first concert of the year in the Salt Lake Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m.

July 19–20, 2019 (Friday, Saturday)

The annual Pioneer Day concerts given by the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be presented in the Conference Center at 8:00 p.m.

Subscribe here for the Choir’s weekly newsletter, Choir Notes, to receive more information on each of these events in upcoming newsletters. Choir Notes includes the Music and the Spoken Word music repertoire and Spoken Word message for the upcoming week.