Music & the Spoken Word Performances

Music & the Spoken Word has been a broadcast tradition since 1929. Even during the temporary pandemic pause of all live performances beginning in March 2020, the program has been continuously broadcast using The Tabernacle Choir’s large archive of digital performance recordings. With the benefit of modern technology, new Spoken Words written for this unique time period have been added giving timely and needed inspiration for audiences around the world.

Update July 9, 2021:

The Tabernacle Choir organization will gradually return to its usual schedule of rehearsals and broadcasts on, Temple Square.Audiences will not be invited to join them until after the second week of October.

Initial Rehearsals and Broadcasts (Closed to the public)

Aug. 26 (Th)

The Choir will begin Thursday night rehearsals (with no public audience)

Sep. 19 (Su)

The weekly Music & the Spoken Word program will begin live broadcasts Sunday mornings (with no public audience)

Oct. 2-3 (Sa, Su)

The Choir will sing at 3 sessions of general conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (with no public audience)

Regular Rehearsal Schedule (Open to the public)

Oct. 7 (Th)

The Choir and Orchestra return to regular Thursday night rehearsals open to the public

Oct 10 (Su)

The weekly Music & the Spoken Word program returns to live broadcasts Sunday mornings open to the public

All visitors must follow local government recommendations and regulations. If you have been vaccinated, no face masks will be required. Those who have not yet received COVID-19 vaccinations must wear face masks.

When Public Performances Resume: No Tickets Required; Doors Open at 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 10 is the first broadcast open to the public. At that time, admission is free but is limited to those eight years of age and older. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m., and guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m., when the doors are closed. The broadcast is 30 minutes in length and ends at 10:00 a.m.

Even during the Christmas holidays, no tickets are required for any of the December Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts in the Conference Center. (Tickets are required for the annual Christmas concerts of the Choir and Orchestra.)

Broadcast Locations

Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts will be held in the following locations on Temple Square in Salt Lake City:

Tabernacle: Sunday, October 10, through Sunday, November 28, 2021

Conference Center (to accommodate larger audiences): Sunday, December 5, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022


Visit the parking website for Music & the Spoken Word Sunday morning parking information. Visit Temple Square event parking for additional event parking information.

Read the Music & the Spoken Word Messages

Subscribe to our weekly Choir newsletter for text of the current Music & the Spoken Word message. Read past messages in the archives.

Past Music & the Spoken Word Broadcasts

See the Video Gallery for on–demand viewing of prior broadcasts, a repertoire listing, and the Spoken Word text for each week.

Broadcaster Information

If you would like additional information on how to watch or listen to the  broadcast on radio or television in your area, please contact Bonneville Distribution.