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Former Utah Governor Is New Tabernacle Choir President

Former Utah Governor Is New Tabernacle Choir President

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has named former Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt as the new president of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Leavitt will be joined by his wife, Jacalyn, in fulfilling this new role. Leavitt replaces Ron Jarrett, who has served as president of the choir since August 2012. Bishop …

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The Tabernacle Choir Returns to Temple Square

The Tabernacle Choir Returns to Temple Square

For over 150 years, the Salt Lake Tabernacle — and since 2000, the Conference Center — have been the Temple Square venues for live events for visitors from around the world. All events were temporarily halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 9, 2021, The Tabernacle Choir organization announced the return of daily organ recitals, weekly Choir …

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The Tabernacle Choir Heritage Tour Postponed Until 2022

The Tabernacle Choir Heritage Tour Postponed Until 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Heritage Tour by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, originally scheduled for June 17–July 8, 2021, has been postponed until 2022. The 2022 performances will be in all the same cities planned for the original tour. Further information about revised dates and ticket information will be published in the next few weeks. …

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Every Inaugural Appearance of the Tabernacle Choir

Every Inaugural Appearance of the Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir, sometimes known as “America’s Choir,” has a long and proud tradition of making inaugural appearances. From swearing-in ceremonies at Capitol Hill to filling up floats in inaugural parades, here’s a look at every inaugural appearance for the Tabernacle Choir. The Tabernacle Choir made its first inaugural appearance in 1965 during the swearing-ceremony for President Lyndon B. Johnson, …

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Tabernacle Choir Releases Epic “Duel of the Fates” Star Wars Video

Tabernacle Choir Releases Epic Duel of the Fates Star Wars Video

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square released a new video Thursday highlighting their performance of “Duel of the Fates.” The song was originally written by legendary composer John Williams for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The music video was directed by Devin Graham.  You can get this song on the Tabernacle Choir’s latest CD here. Legendary film composer …

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The Tabernacle Choir Cancels 2020 Christmas Concert

The Tabernacle Choir Cancels 2020 Christmas Concert

The Tabernacle Choir announced today, August 21, 2020, that it is canceling its annual Christmas concert featuring the Choir, the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Bells at Temple Square. The cancellation is consistent with earlier direction provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to postpone large public gatherings in areas challenged by COVID-19. Also canceled is the fall …

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Watch the Tabernacle Choir’s Special Broadcast This Weekend

Watch the Tabernacle Choir's Special Broadcast This Weekend

Guest performers will join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a special worldwide broadcast this weekend to commemorate 90 years of “Music and the Spoken Word.” Members of the choir organization met with media Friday to discuss the history of the choir’s weekly broadcast and what viewers can expect to see in the prerecorded program. “It is …

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Tabernacle Choir to Celebrate 90 Years of “Music & the Spoken Word”

Tabernacle Choir to Celebrate 90 Years of "Music & the Spoken Word"

This summer, the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have been broadcasting “Music & the Spoken Word” for 90 years. To celebrate the program’s 90th year of broadcasting, making in the longest-running national radio program, the Choir will host “Music for a Summer Evening” on July 18, 2020. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time and …

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Tabernacle Choir to Launch Streamed Organ Recitals

Tabernacle Choir to Launch Streamed Organ Recitals

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square will begin a live stream organ recital series from the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square later this month. The current COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted the organ recitals in the historic Tabernacle, which have been a tradition for more than a century. But noon recitals will now resume via the internet, without an audience, …

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The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Unveils New Logo

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Unveils New Logo

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has a new look and modern direction, making it even more relevant to listeners and viewers throughout the world. The announcement was made on Thursday, April 23, 2020, during a virtual news conference that included Ron Jarrett, president of the choir, and music director Mack Wilberg participating from their homes in Utah. Jarrett unveiled the …

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