Bell ringers: have you ever pictured yourself performing in the Salt Lake Tabernacle or Conference Center? This could be your chance!
When he was 17, Joseph Peeples—then living in Southern California—traveled with his family to Salt Lake City where an acquaintance arranged a visit with Tabernacle organist Clay Christiansen. Joseph had been serving as his Latter-day Saint ward (local congregation) organist since he was 15. At the age of 17, he also began serving as one of the organists for his stake (a church unit made up of local congregations). His Salt Lake visit was his chance to actually see and learn more about the iconic organ in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Renovation of the Salt Lake Temple has begun and the Conference Center is now the main visitor center for Temple Square. However, during this renovation activity on Temple Square, the Salt Lake Tabernacle—home of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells on Temple Square, and venue for the daily organ recitals—will be open!
The word “vorfreude” in the German language means “the joyful anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures.” The 2020 year for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is such a year!
When it comes to performances by The Tabernacle Choir organization, the year’s major performances at Christmas and at General Conference probably come to mind first. Those highly viewed appearances are just the tip of the iceberg! Let’s take a moment to look below the surface to review the Choir organization activities during 2019.