George Frideric Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus is one of the most popular and widely recognizable pieces of classical music. It is known by adults and children alike for its easy-to-recite lyrics and hummable melody.
On January 14, 2018, Russell M. Nelson was set apart as the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since 1984 and as President of that quorum since 2015.
Twice a year in April and October, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds its general conference to address spiritual topics. Although the conferences take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are attended by Church members, community representatives, and other guests, people around the world have the ability to watch the conference sessions online or via satellite.
For any fan of Mack Wilberg or of beautiful music, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s newest recording, Tree of Life: The Sacred Music of Mack Wilberg, is a must-have album.
The famously chanted Zulu words from the opening line to “Circle of Life” refer to the arrival of a lion. And the video for “Circle of Life” featuring YouTube star Alex Boyé is performing with the strength of a lion, recently surpassing one million views. The song is from Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King, with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are pleased to announce the addition of a concert in Berkeley, California, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. This brings the total to six different cities on their 2018 Classic Coast Tour, which will take them to California, Washington, and Vancouver, Canada. The tour begins on Monday, June 18, and will conclude 16 days later on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
The Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra at Temple Square will join their musical talents for this year’s spring concert “An Evening of Brahms” in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Friday and Saturday, April 20–21, 2018. The evening’s performances will be under the baton of Ryan Murphy, associate music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and conductor of the Temple Square Chorale.
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“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go” was published in 1899 and has been popular with Christians ever since.
In a recent video by the Family History Guide, a young girl named Claribel discusses her ancestry and how she got her name. She even had the unique opportunity to play the organ with principal Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present their 2018 Messiah concert in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, 2018. Although all the tickets for the concerts have been distributed, there are still many ways for you to enjoy Handel’s famous oratorio.
“One of the unique things about this broadcast is that we do it live—we get one chance to do it. Therefore, we have to be flawless.” —Ed Payne, producer of Music & the Spoken Word
Recently we published a blog post celebrating the Choir’s YouTube channel reaching 120 million views! Although there are thousands of videos on our channel, we can tell you where at least 6 million of those 120-plus million views come from.