The Salt Lake Tabernacle organ on historic Temple Square is one of the most notable musical instruments in America, not only because of its size but also because of the warmth and richness of its sound. It is the renowned Tabernacle organists who are responsible for bringing the sound of this iconic instrument to life for tens of thousands of fans throughout the world.
In the summer of 2013, a spritely Lindsey Stirling took the stage in front of 21,000 people with her trusty violin. She was a guest artist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Pioneer Day concert. At this point in her career, Stirling’s star was already on the rise. In 2010, she became a quarterfinalist on America’s Got Talent, where she gained a loyal following. Shortly after, her videos on YouTube began to gain viewership in the millions, and by 2012, Stirling’s song “Crystallize” made no. 8 on the top ten list of videos of 2012, with 42 million views.
Choir Notes, the weekly newsletter of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization, has a whole new look! With the rollout of this new format, the Choir is continuing to meet the challenge given by Gordon B. Hinckley, past President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and adviser to the Choir organization for 36 years, to “try a little harder to be a little better.” The changes are designed to make the newsletter easier to read on all digital devices, more visually appealing and to provide a variety of information to subscribers.
On May 16, 2017, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir held its first-ever Facebook Live event from the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. The live event was to discuss the new album Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends. The live format was an alternative to Mormon Tabernacle Choir Premieres, which is normally recorded in a studio setting.