Music Still on Temple Square Even While Choir on Tour
Made summer plans to visit Temple Square and you just realized that the Choir and Orchestra will be gone on tour? No worries! While the Choir and Orchestra are touring the Atlantic coast from June 24 to July 7, distinctive music and programs will be still be available for visitors. Organ recitals will be daily at noon and at 2:00 p.m. in the Tabernacle through the summer months. Tabernacle Organ Recitals just received Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” for having one of the highest ratings in their Attractions category. The Choir and the Tabernacle as a destination location also received “Certificates of Excellence.”
Specifically, on the two Sundays when the Choir is away (June 28 and July 5) special pre-recorded Music and the Spoken Word broadcasts will be aired in the Tabernacle with a special organ recital beginning at 9:10 a.m. The two Thursdays when the Choir is away (June 25 and July 2), the doors to the Tabernacle will still open at 7:30 p.m. with a special 10 minute organ recital followed by the showing of two episodes of Music and the Spoken Word. So don’t despair! You can still see and hear the Choir and the magnificent Tabernacle organ.
Choir enthusiasts living on the east coast can attend a full concert at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland June 25; Carnegie Hall in New York July 1-2, the Wang Theatre in Boston July 6 and at outdoor concert facilities in Bethel Woods, New York June 27 and in Saratoga Springs, New York June 29. Tickets are still available for these performances. For details and ticket information, just click www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/tour.
Because of the large number of summer visitors, following the tour the Choir will move to the Conference Center across the street from the Tabernacle through August.. On Sundays, plan to be in your seats by 9:15 a.m. Thursday evening rehearsals begin at 7:30 p.m.