Stream the Bells at Temple Square Concert, “Visions of the Season” This Friday.
Enjoy the concert.
The livestream is also available at YouTube.com/thetabernaclechoir.
Watch on Demand
You can watch the Bells at Temple Square concert on demand anytime on the Choir’s YouTube channel.

What’s New with The Tabernacle Choir

Choir Performs for First Presidency Christmas Devotional

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites members, their families and friends to participate in the First Presidency’s annual Christmas devotional broadcast on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

The program will include Christmas music provided by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with messages from General Authorities and General Officers of the Church. Tickets to the devotional in the Conference Center have all been distributed.

Watch Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir on PBS and BYUtv

This December PBS and BYUtv will air and stream O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Megan Hilty (Smash, Wicked) and renowned film and television actor Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers, Captain America: The First Avenger). This marks the 19th annual Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir television special, which has been the No. 1 primetime holiday program on PBS for 17 years since it first aired in 2004.

WATCH THIS ENGAGING 60-MINUTE PROGRAM

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Song

Countries around the world have celebrations and holidays unique to their culture and history. The British have Boxing Day; the Canadians, Canada Day; the French, Bastille Day; Norway and Sweden, St. Lucia Day; Thailand, Yi Peng Lantern Festival; Brazil, Carnival; China, Chinese New Year; and the United States has Thanksgiving.

The music which The Tabernacle Choir performs in November specifically reminds us of our gratitude and thanksgiving for the blessings of life. From the popular “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” to “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,” “Hymn of Praise,” and “Prayer of Thanksgiving,” the Choir sings of what we feel in our hearts. 

Stream Bells Holiday Concert: “Visions of the Season”

Have you ever watched a Bells at Temple Square performance? It is an experience you won’t want to miss because the bell ringers appear to be “dancing” to the enchanting musical sounds of these bells. “With the Bells, it is not just about playing the notes,” said Teresa Winder, one of the charter members of the Bells at Temple Square. “It’s a visual art.” Now audiences will be able to watch the concert stream wherever they are in the world!

Stream the Concert on November 18 and then On-Demand!

Choir Broadens Its Mission and Announces Pilot Programs to Extend Its Reach in the World

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is making significant changes to broaden the reach of its music and influence. To that end, the Choir is expanding its mission and instituting pilot programs to better reach all of God’s children

In a special meeting with the entire Choir organization—The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells at Temple Square, and many other volunteers and professional staff—on November 15, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed his outlook for the Choir.

Choir Welcomes West Point Glee Club for Veteran’s Day Broadcast

To celebrate Veterans Day, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square proudly welcome the West Point Glee Club for the Music & the Spoken Word live broadcast, Sunday, November 13. This will be the Glee Club’s first performance with The Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City. The program for the broadcast can be found here.

The West Point Glee Club is one of the U. S. Military Academy’s most visible cadet organizations. For over one hundred years, its members have touched audiences around the world through live performance in the nation’s finest concert halls, national network and feature film appearances, and CD and DVD recordings. Over the years, the Glee Club has appeared with the Boston Pops, New York Pops, U.S. Army Band, U.S. Marine Band, and Opera Orchestra of New York, among others. Since 1999 the Glee Club has been under the direction of Constance Chase.

JoAnn Ottley: A Woman with Heart and Soul

The Tabernacle Choir pays tribute to JoAnn South Ottley, a dear friend and exemplary contributor. JoAnn died November 4, 2022, in Salt Lake City, at the age of 87. In her multi-faceted career that covered four decades, she played in major opera roles and oratorios, gave recitals, appeared as a soprano soloist with symphonies and choral groups, and was featured on albums of several masterworks. She served in key roles with The Tabernacle Choir alongside her husband Jerold (“Jerry”) Ottley. She described herself as “a woman of faith”1 and that personal identity guided her choices all her life.

“We have lost a dear friend with JoAnn’s passing,” said Mack Wilberg, music director of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. “She was a consummate artist and with her husband Jerry did such tremendous work with the Choir. We are very grateful for her life and influence.”

Begin Your Holiday Celebrations with The Bells at Temple Square!

The Bells at Temple Square celebrate the start of this year’s holidays with “Visions of the Season.”  Returning again to its annual concert tradition, the Bells will perform Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (mountain time) in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The program will also be streamed on the Choir's YouTube channel on Friday, November 18 (see details below).

Anyone who has ever watched this delightful handbell ensemble perform will tell you that the bell ringing always engages the audience. “With the Bells, it is not just about playing the notes,” said Teresa Winder, one of the charter members of the Bells at Temple Square. “It’s a visual art.”  You won’t want to miss the chance to watch the Bells appear to be “dancing” and hear their enchanting sounds. Each year, the Bells at Temple Square’s concert tickets have gone quickly to a very appreciative audience. (A downloadable concert program will be posted under "Related Links.")

Stream Organ Virtuoso Performance of Dr. Andrew Unsworth

The audience usually sees organists from the back or the side at best. But the notable Tabernacle organ sits on a rotating disk that allows increased visibility of the organist and keyboards. Those attending concerts receive not only the organ's warmth and richness, but also the skill of the organist at work. So it is with the newly created Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance series in the venerable Salt Lake Tabernacle showcasing some of the greatest talent in organ performance today. 

Dr. Andrew E. Unsworth, one of three full-time Tabernacle organists and one familiar to those who follow The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, will perform Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The evening’s program is the third in the newly created Organ Virtuoso series.

Stream or Bring Home Choir’s New Christmas Music!

Experience the magic and wonder of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square's Christmas performances with the Choir’s O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir album, the companion O Holy Night DVD, and Come to Him This Holy Night: Three Irish Christmas Traditions book. Recorded during the 2021 Christmas performances with Broadway star Megan Hilty and renowned film and television actor Neal McDonough, these Christmas products a celebration of Irish traditions of the season and of the greatest gift of all, our Savior.

Even though the official Christmas season hasn’t yet begun, these new Choir products are now available to stream or purchase. Bring them home to help focus this year’s Christmas season on the Savior with music and uplifting messages from The Tabernacle Choir.