What began in 1847 as a ragtag choir singing in a branch-covered bowery in the middle of the desert has become The Tabernacle Choir, known around the world for sacred, classical, folk, and popular music. Nine years ago, on October 30, 2012, the Choir launched its own YouTube channel with a promise to become a musical force in the digital age. In the first month, Choir fans around the world collectively spent almost 600,000 minutes—more than one year’s time—watching Choir performances, concerts, and music videos on the Choir’s channel.
Thanks to the success of The Tabernacle Choir’s COVID protocols and building on its experience singing at the October general conference sessions, the entire Choir—as well as the Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells at Temple Square—will perform in-person for the first live Music & the Spoken Word program in 19 months!
What has the Choir got to do with “walking on ice?” At the September 9 “restart” online orientation meeting for members of The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra, and Bells at Temple Square, newly called Choir president Mike Leavitt described returning to singing, broadcasting, and even a potential Christmas concert with a comparison to a man about to cross a newly frozen lake.