The Tabernacle Choir Blog

September 2013 Articles

Choir to Release Home for the Holidays October 15

In the great tradition of Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concerts comes Home for the Holidays featuring renowned British tenor Alfie Boe, the Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square. This recording and DVD of the spectacular 2012 Christmas concert goes on sale October 15, 2013. Every holiday collection will want this memorable recording.

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Save These Christmas Concert Dates

Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner.  And it is not too early to note these dates for Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.  Concerts are scheduled December 12 to December 15. The Thursday, December 12 performance is a dress rehearsal, concerts follow on Friday and Saturday and the Sunday morning is a mini concert in conjunction with the weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast.

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Haydn and Rachmaninoff in One Evening

The Orchestra at Temple Square announces its fall concert entitled “An Austrian Cello Concerto and a Russian Symphony” on Friday, Oct 18 and Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 in the Tabernacle on Temple Square.  The concert will mark Igor Gruppman’s 10th anniversary conducting the Orchestra.  The featured repertoire will be Haydn’s Cello Concert no. 1 with Daniel Gaisford as guest artist and the Rachmaninoff Symphony no. 2 showcasing the Orchestra.  Tickets for the concert will be available Tuesday, September 17 at 10 a.m. at or by calling 801-570-0080. 

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Swooning our notes

Thursday evening the Choir got an up close and personal opportunity with our guest artist, James Taylor as the Utah Symphony was getting ready for rehearsal.

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So Warm and Engaging

While folk icon James Taylor and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may initially have seemed like an unlikely pair, as we rehearsed and then performed with Mr. Taylor, what we truly had in common became apparent to me—we both sing music that speaks to the heart and real human experience.  One could not listen to him without relating to his material and being moved by it, as I hope people are similarly moved when they hear the Choir sing.

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