On June 15, 2022, Richard Elliott, principal Tabernacle organist, was one of several artists who received the 2022 Utah Governor’s Mansion Artist awards. “The arts can inspire us, uplift us, and help us reflect on the complexities of the human condition as well as our common humanity,” Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox said in a news release. “Utah is so lucky to have such a rich tradition of artistic talent among us and we are grateful to these artists for the joy and hope they contribute to our quality of life.”
Barry Anderson is retiring in June from his position in The Tabernacle Choir front office after 21 years in the role of administrative manager. He is truly a man of many talents. In addition to being an excellent multitasker, he is a logistical genius, a great problem solver, an incredible organizer, a master sequencer, and a fine musician in his own right. Above all, Barry is a man of faith who works hard, works smart, and puts his trust in God.
It has been said that fathers are “most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song.” Each father is unique. Yet fathers are all the same when reaching out to their children with love to teach and guide them. It is clear that wise counsel, a worthy example, and empowering love are the building blocks of good fatherhood. Truly a father’s work is never done because it lives on in the lives of his children.
The scriptural passage “Love thy neighbor”1 has long been a key message of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Highlighting that admonition, the Choir and with its companion ensemble Orchestra at Temple Square will present “Love Thy Neighbor: A Special Tabernacle Choir Event” on Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center. Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy will conduct; Shea Owens is the featured baritone soloist.
On May 15, 2022, a special meeting was held after the Sunday performance of Music & the Spoken Word in the Salt Lake Tabernacle to honor thirty-two retiring members of The Tabernacle Choir organization—27 Choir members and 5 Orchestra members.