Suggestions for Concert Attendees. Note: No Standby Seating Line.

What’s New with The Tabernacle Choir

The 2023 Choir School Has Begun!

The Choir School and Chorale at Temple Square experience began this January for 49 new talented participants. Individuals who were successful in passing the first three levels of the Choir’s 2022 audition process were invited to participate in these last steps of this audition process. At the conclusion of their successful Choir School and Chorale at Temple Square experience, participants will be invited to sing as members of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

The audition process began during the summer months of 2022 with a written application and voice recording submission, a music skills assessment test, an in-person vocal audition, and an interview with a member of the Choir presidency. Those who passed each level were invited to join this year’s 16-week training school, which is like a graduate course in choral singing but is sometimes thought of as a choral “boot camp.” The choir training also includes singing with the Chorale at Temple Square.

40 Years of Making Beautiful Music

For 40 years, since 1983, two renowned musical icons—The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and the Utah Symphony—have presented the O.C. Tanner Gift of Music in two evenings of celebrated concerts. This year the program will feature Felix Mendelssohn’s monumental oratorio Elijah on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Tabernacle doors will open at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the concerts. Tickets are required but are free to the public and are limited to those eight years of age and older. Tickets will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 20 at www.TabChoir.org/2023tannergift or by calling 801-570-0080 or toll-free 1-866-537-8457.

2023 Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performances Start February 3

To showcase the Tabernacle organ and world-renowned organists, the 2023 Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series presents its first concert of the year featuring Viktor Billa, Ukrainian organist and accomplished soloist, on Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Few organs have such a storied history and are as well-known or highly regarded as the Tabernacle organ on historic Temple Square in Salt Lake City. This world-renowned, iconic pipe organ with five manuals (keyboards) and 206 ranks of organ pipes is among the world’s largest instruments—and one of the most heralded. Its famous golden pipes, made of wood staves fashioned from Utah timber and visible on the front facade, still add to the sound of the famous instrument even today.

Looking Forward with Anticipation to 2023!

Join The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square for a wonderful year ahead as new programs, events, and music releases are announced! The Choir eagerly anticipates many new and continuing opportunities coming during this 2023 year. Check out what happened in 2022 and what the Choir anticipates ahead in 2023.

2022: Although the year began with the challenge of a brief pause for live performances for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, it was also an amazing year with encouraging and hopeful “firsts” for the Choir.

Celebrate Christmas: Ways to Enjoy The Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir invites you celebrate Christmas with us this year—and there are many ways you can watch, stream, and join us!

During Christmas celebrations held throughout the world, music expresses for all of us the feelings of joy, peace, and hope of this special season. Christmas music reminds us of heavenly choirs appearing to shepherds watching their flocks, and of angels singing about peace on earth, good will toward men, and announcing the birth of Jesus Christ to the world. Christmas music brings back memories of joyful childhood experiences, families gathered around the Christmas tree, and gift exchanges with dear friends.

British Actor to Narrate Choir’s Christmas Concert

If you think you recognize Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian sleuth, narrating the Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert in 2022, you would be right. Sir David Suchet, one of England’s eminent stage, screen, and television actors, best known for his role as Poirot, will be on the Conference Center stage with Broadway singer, actor, and "Disney Legend" Lea Salonga and The Tabernacle Choir for the annual much-celebrated event, December 15-18, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the event have been distributed. 

Suchet played the engaging, suave, precise Hercule Poirot in 70 episodes for over 24 years. He is known for his extensive study of his character and noted in his book, Poirot and Me, “There is a moment . . . when I am not truly sure who I am. Am I an actor, who has played the role of Poirot for a quarter of a century in seventy television films, or have I actually become this little man that the world, and I, love so much? Where do I stop, and where does he begin?”1

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