The Tabernacle Choir Blog

December 2015 Articles

2015—What a Year!

Over a decade ago, LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, in remarks at the 75th anniversary of the Choir’s weekly Music & the Spoken Word broadcast, said that the Choir was only at the foothills at what it could accomplish.  These many years later, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is climbing mountains, according to Ron Jarrett, Mormon Tabernacle Choir president.  After three years at the helm, Jarrett looks back at the growth and trajectory of the organization of more than 600 volunteers including the Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells on Temple Square, and staff, and says, “We are out of the foothills and starting to climb mountains. But, we have yet to reach our potential.”

The Puppeteers from Sesame Workshop® Feel the Love from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The 2014 Christmas concert was nothing short of magical. Santino Fontana, along with the Muppets® from Sesame Street®, were guests of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the concerts. When we sat down with the puppeteers from Sesame Workshop® after the Christmas concert run, they were effusive in their praise of the Choir, the crew, and the entire organization.