This is your invitation to join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual summer concert Music for a Summer Evening. This year's concert will be the culminating celebration of 90 years of the Choir’s weekly broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word. The special pre-recorded program will air on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The 60-minute broadcast will feature specially selected performances by the Choir and Orchestra along with interviews and performances of renowned guest artists who have appeared with the Choir. This special celebrates the impact and influence on audiences around the world of Music & the Spoken Word weekly broadcasts, which span nearly the entire lifetime of radio.
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are excited to announce new dates and details for their 2021 Heritage Tour. Originally planned for 2020, the tour was postponed due to COVID-19 limitations throughout the world.
The year 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding events of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Latter-day Saints believe that in the spring of 1820, God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith to restore the Church that Christ had established during His earthly ministry. To help commemorate this significant milestone, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have released audio and video playlists on the Choir’s Spotify and YouTube channels composed of hymns centered on this Restoration. The free playlists, “Hear Him! Music in Praise of the Restoration,” feature songs specially selected by Choir music director Mack Wilberg performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
On June 7, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced The King’s Singers as special guests for the July 22 and 23 Pioneer Day Concert, “Music for a Summer Evening.” The Choir and Orchestra are pleased to perform again with this acclaimed group as countertenor David Hurley makes his last appearance with the Choir and Orchestra.
It has been 276 years since George Frideric Handel’s beloved Messiah oratorio first premiered in Dublin, Ireland. Although Messiah premiered during Easter celebrations in 1742, through the years it has become both a Christmas and an Easter tradition for Christians everywhere in the world.
The start of the 2019 year brings 36 hopeful singers (15 women, 21 men) to this year’s Choir School and the opportunity to sing with the Temple Square Chorale—and ultimately to become members of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
Four beautiful Emmy® Awards now sit in the display case in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir office. Since 1987, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been recognized on four different occasions for its television programming by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences—a membership organization dedicated to honoring excellence in television.
Planning for Christmas happens all year long for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! We have made last year’s concerts into CDs and DVDs as well as an illustrated book to be released in October. And we are preparing the PBS and BYUtv concert broadcasts for airing in December. And we are making plans for the 2018 Christmas concerts with wonderful guest artists and all that makes each Christmas concert so memorable.
The kick-off online concert is Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. MDT. The weekly streams begin Monday, June 22 at noon MDT.