The Tabernacle Choir Blog

Listen to Christmas Music on the Choir’s 24/7 Music Stream

This is your chance to listen to The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas music whenever you want! The 24/7 music stream will provide you with hours of quality Christmas music from the Choir.

Throughout the entire year, a broad repertoire of music from classical choral works to hymns, anthems, folk songs, and Broadway favorites—with music from Choir recordings, concerts, and Music and the Spoken Word specials—is streamed around the world 24/7 everywhere the internet is accessible.  

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kristin Chenoweth

Audiences are eagerly anticipating this year’s Christmas concerts featuring acclaimed actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth! Tickets for the shows were sold out in one hour, and the buzz continues to grow as we inch closer to the event.

In anticipation of the concerts, which will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 13–15, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, here are 10 facts about the multitalented Kristin Chenoweth.

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PBS and BYUtv 2018 Christmas Broadcasts Announced!

The 2018 dates and times for the PBS and BYUtv December broadcast specials, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with featured guests Tony Award-winning singer and actress Sutton Foster and renowned actor Hugh Bonneville have been announced. View the trailer of the Christmas special for an overview of what you’ll enjoy!

The program was recorded in 2017 over the course of three nights in front of a combined live audience of over 60,000 people in Salt Lake City’s Conference Center with The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square. 

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How Many Hidden “Easter Eggs” Can You Find in “Silent Night”?

Actor Kevin Sorbo stars in the new Christmas video for “Silent Night,” which is generating extremely positive feedback online. The symbolic music video features a diverse community rallying together to help a young couple with the unexpected birth of a child, as a father is moved to reconcile with his daughter.

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Tabernacle Part-time Organist Position Open on Historic Temple Square!

The Salt Lake Tabernacle organ on historic Temple Square is one of the most notable instruments in America, not only because of its size but also because of the warmth and richness of its sound. Three full-time Tabernacle organists assisted by two part-time organists are responsible for bringing the sound of this iconic instrument to life for tens of thousands of fans throughout the world. And now The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square organization is looking to fill a part-time organist position in anticipation of a future retirement.

The Tabernacle organists are key members of the Choir’s musical family. They provide missionary and public relations service through daily organ recitals and performances with The Tabernacle Choir as well as through telecasts, recordings, concerts and other appearances. For the part-time position a master’s degree in music with emphasis in organ performance and several years of professional experience are preferred; a bachelor’s degree in music with strong emphasis in organ performance, plus substantial professional experience, will also be considered.

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Enjoy Choir Christmas Video "Silent Night"

Enjoy The Tabernacle Choir’s newest music video, “Silent Night,” just released for the 2018 Christmas season. The video can be found both on the Choir’s website under its “Watch and Listen” Christmas Videos section and on its YouTube channel at tabchoir.org/silentnight.

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How to Use Alexa for The Tabernacle Choir Music and Broadcasts

Just think! Now owners of these amazing inventions can enable Alexa skills for both Music and the Spoken Word and The Tabernacle Choir for their Amazon devices. Once the skill is enabled you will be able to listen to the music of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square with simple voice commands, such as:

  • “Alexa, play The Tabernacle Choir” or 
  • “Alexa, play Music and the Spoken Word.”
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Didn't Get Tickets to the 2018 Christmas Concert?

Tickets were gone in less than an hour for The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas concert with award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. When Chenoweth was announced as the guest artist, social media lit up with fans sharing their approval in comments such as, “The greatest singer with the greatest choir!” “A winning combination!” “Perfect guest artist!” and “She is amazing!” There were hundreds of thousands of ticket requests from eager fans.

Choir general manager Scott Barrick said, “The Choir and Orchestra perform these free concerts as a service to the community, and we are delighted by the enthusiastic response to this year’s guest artist. With such a high demand for these free tickets, we know there were challenges to securing them online, and we appreciate the patience of those seeking tickets. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the process and user experience.”

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“Ring in the Holidays” with the Bells on Temple Square!

The Bells on Temple Square celebrate the beginning of this year’s holiday season with “Ring in the Holidays,” their semiannual concert, on Friday and Saturday, November 16–17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. mountain standard time in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square. The concert will also be streamed live at www.thetabernaclechoir.org on both November 17 and 18,  at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are free but required for the concerts and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Tuesday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m. mountain daylight time online through lds.org/events or by calling 801-470-0080. Each patron may request four tickets, and admission is open to those eight years and older.

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