Meet The Tabernacle Choir

Our History

For more than a century, The Tabernacle Choir has given voice to the hopes, joys, trials, and triumphs of people around the world.

This 360-member chorus of men and women, all volunteers, has performed at World’s Fairs and expositions, at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, in acclaimed concert halls from Australia and Europe to Asia and the Middle East, on television broadcasts, and now on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. The choir has even been referred to as “America’s Choir,” as a result of their high standard of popular choral music.

When Latter-day Saints moved to the Salt Lake Valley in the American West under the direction of Church President Brigham Young, a small choir was formed which first sang at a conference of the Church on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first pioneers arrived. Known from its beginnings as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Choir changed its name in October 2018 to more closely align with its sponsoring organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Choir is now called “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.”

From this small beginning, the Choir has become an international musical sensation. In 1929, the Choir began broadcasting Music & the Spoken Word on radio. Now the program—carried on over 2,000 radio and television stations and with over 4,500 episodes—is the world’s longest continuing network broadcast.

With their incomparable voices and their shared faith in God, they are a significant presence in the world of music, giving service through song. The Tabernacle Choir is dedicated to the universal language of music that has the power to bring joy, peace, and healing to its listeners. This unique music organization transcends cultural and generational boundaries and brings together people from around the world through stirring music.

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has many affiliate organizations such as the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Organists at Temple Square, the Bells at Temple Square and the Chorale at Temple Square.