What’s New with The Tabernacle Choir

June 2019 Articles

Guest Artists for President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration include Choir and Orchestra!

Guest artists including The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have been announced for the event honoring the 95th birthday of President Russell M. Nelson. The birthday event celebrates the influence of the Savior in the life of President Nelson and his lifelong service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The celebration will be held on Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. mountain daylight time at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

August 15 Deadline to Audition for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Do you love to sing? Have you dreamed of joining The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square? Listen to what these Choir members say about singing in this choir: “Music is what makes life wonderful,” says Choir member Joanne Andrus. “It brings happiness, peace, love, contentment, excitement, joy, and solace. Music touches every emotion and can heal in powerful ways.” Another Choir member Shauna Johnson added, “It is a unique experience to sing with the Choir and Orchestra. We do what we do because we love music and feel it is one of the best ways to change the world for the better.”

What Exactly Is Choir School?

As each new year begins, future members of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square continue a journey that actually began six months before in the warmth of summer when they submitted an application to join the Choir.

How to Audition for The Tabernacle Choir

Many people dream of singing with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square but think it is out of their reach. The truth is that many people each year fulfill their dreams of becoming a part of the Choir. There are requirements that need to be met, but still, the Choir may not be as far out of reach as one might think.

Fun Facts about Music & the Spoken Word’s Closing Theme

You may not recognize the words, but those who have listened to Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts will immediately recognize the music of the closing theme: “As the Dew from Heaven Distilling.” In July 2019 Music & the Spoken Word marked its 90th year of continuous weekly broadcasting.