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.
Ring in the 2015 holiday season with the annual concert of the Bells on Temple Square, “Celebrate with Joy.” The concerts, in the Tabernacle, will be presented on two nights, Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ten years of bell ringing is something to celebrate. This year, the Bells on Temple Square marked the milestone of its creation in 2005 with special performances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and concerts at BYU-Idaho and in the Tabernacle. “The 10th anniversary is a great tribute to the 32 musicians,” Leanna Willmore, conductor of the Bells says.
When the Beach Boys wrote the song “Good Vibrations,” they probably never imagined it would someday be performed with handbells in the Salt Lake Tabernacle—yet the Bells on Temple Square have turned that unimagined possibility into a reality with their latest video.
The Bells on Temple Square will open the holiday season with its concert, “Ring Praises,” its annual concert on Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
The Bells on Temple Square will present “An Expedition of Sound” on Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
The Bells on Temple Square, part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization, is touring again! The bell ensemble has played at various locations in Utah, and its first out-of-state performance was to Rexburg, Idaho, in 2015. This year the ensemble is traveling to Garden Grove, California, for the 2017 Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar. The group was selected to be the featured performer for the July 15 concluding concert, capping off the four-day seminar. LeAnna Willmore, conductor of the Bells on Temple Square, will direct the performance. The repertoire will explore a variety of musical genres from hymns, folk, and classical to jazz, gospel, and patriotic. The public is welcome to the performance in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Orange County on Saturday, July 15, at 6:00 p.m. For those able to attend the Southern California performance, tickets are available at the door for $15 or may be purchased online.
The Bells on Temple Square celebrate the beginning of the holidays with “Prelude to the Season,” their annual concert on Friday and Saturday, November 17–18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Get ready to watch the Bells on Temple Square in the best seats in the house—your house. If you’ve never experienced a Bells concert, they are among the most popular on Temple Square.
The Bells on Temple Square just released three new videos from their June 2017 concert. If you have never experienced the Bells live, these videos will give you a great sense of what it’s like to watch a concert.
Alex Boyé’s music videos are usually full of characters, and his latest is no exception. His video for “Celebrate” is packed with guests including the Bells on Temple Square.
The Bells on Temple Square will present “Dancing with Bells,” its annual spring concert on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The Bells on Temple Square will be under the direction of LeAnna Willmore, conductor, and Larry Smith, associate conductor.
“Joyfully Ring” says it all. The Bells on Temple Square will be celebrating its 10thanniversary at its concert in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on June 12 at 7:30 pm. The one-evening performance will recognize the formation of the ensemble in 2005 and will include thirteen of the original charter members who are still ringing ten years later. LeAnna Willmore, who has been with the Bells since its beginning—first as associate conductor and then as conductor since 2011—will direct the choir. Larry Smith, associate conductor, will also lead the ensemble.
The Marriage of Figaro premiered on May 1, 1786 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who composed the opera, also conducted the first two performances while seated at the keyboard. Another famed composed Johannes Brahms said, “In my opinion, each number inFigaro is a miracle; it is totally beyond me how anyone could create anything so perfect; nothing like it was ever done again, not even by Beethoven."
You know the familiar tune “Sing We Now of Christmas.” This season, the Bells on Temple Square add a twist to the favorite title, calling their popular annual concert “Ring We Now of Christmas.” Scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 21st and 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, this handbell concert promises to be a holiday favorite.
Thomas Waldron, the first conductor of Bells on Temple Square, recounts the early days of the bell choir in the video above. LeAnna Willmore became the conductor after Waldron's retirement.
The Bells on Temple Square will present “Ring for Joy,” its annual spring concert, on Friday, 13 June 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The dexterity, timing and unique sound of the 32-member bell ensemble has made it popular with audiences who usually snap up the complementary tickets in less than a day.
“Flight of the Bumblebee” was composed in 1899 for a Russian opera. Since its debut, the song has been performed in TV shows, cartoons, movies, computer games, and more. Musicians from heavy metal bands to pop stars and orchestras have used the elements of the song in their performances. Once, an accomplished pianist played it on an iPad during a concert.
Salt Lake City — The joyous ethereal sound of bells and chimes will usher in the holiday season at the Bells on Temple Square’s popular annual concert on Friday and Saturday, 15-16 November, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
The Bells on Temple Square will present its annual spring concert, "Bells in Motion," on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Last year, tickets for this very popular spring concert were all distributed in one day!