What’s New with the Tabernacle Choir

January 2017 Articles

Starting 2017 with the Choir School!

Thomas S. Monson, LDS Church president and advisor to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, said, “There is no better time in all the world to make important choices than…at the beginning of a new year.”  For 34 talented singers, 2017 brought the wonderful choice and opportunity to participate in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Choir School. This once-a-year training is the last step in the audition process for membership in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir whose singers serve as good will ambassadors for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Join us for the Spring Concert of Bells on Temple Square!

The Bells on Temple Square will present “Dancing with Bells,” its annual spring concert on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.  The Bells on Temple Square will be under the direction of LeAnna Willmore, conductor, and Larry Smith, associate conductor. 

Messiah and Christmas Favorites Charm Concertgoers

Handel’s Messiah is a favorite at Christmas concerts and sing-ins.  It’s not surprising then that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir—with a new recording of the full work coming out in spring 2016—is presenting a montage of Messiah music coupled with a reading about the work’s creation.  Acclaimed British actor Martin Jarvis, knighted by Queen Elizabeth in the year 2000, presents the compelling story. 

Check out our updated Temple Square Organ webpages!

The pipe organs of the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City are two of the most recognized instruments in the world today. These organs are seen and heard on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly television, radio, and Internet live-streamed broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word, annual public television Christmas specials, daily Temple Square recitals, along with numerous recordings, concerts, and conferences.

The Speeding Train That Never Stops!

Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, has often said that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is like “a speeding train never stopping to let its passengers off.”  Indeed, the work of the Choir and the Orchestra rarely takes a breather.  On January 1, 2017, when many people will be sleeping in from New Year’s festivities, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will be in the Tabernacle bright and early to prepare their first Music & the Spoken Word broadcast of the new year.