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Mormon Tabernacle Choir to stream Christmas music

As a holiday gift to its growing domestic and international audience, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir today has announced a commercial-free Christmas music stream that will begin on Dec. 11 and continue through Dec. 25.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces Grover as third Sesame Street guest

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced its third Sesame Street Christmas concert guest Friday.

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Jason Wright Words: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the tone-deaf have a lot in common

With her cracked and craggy voice, the woman looked up and down from the hymnal to the chorister and sang a mishmash of spiritual words and phrases as if her salvation depended on it. It was off-key, off-rhythm and completely out-of-tune.

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Concert rings in holiday season on Temple Square

Hear the sounds of bells and chimes that will usher in the holiday season at Temple Square’s popular concert “Ring We Now of Christmas” on Nov. 21-22.  For more information, call 801-570-0080 or visit

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Motab 2.0

When Brigham Young and the gang rolled into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 one of the first tasks on the list, right after “grow food” and “plant shade trees,” was “audition choir.”

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Count Von Count joins Elmo at Tab Choir Christmas concerts

The loveable counting vampire Count Von Count will be joining a cadre of Sesame Street Muppets and Broadway star Santino Fontana as they accompany the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir and BYU Broadcasting Win Emmys at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

PROVO, Utah — BYU Broadcasting won several Emmys recently at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Emmys, including an Emmy for “The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents an Evening with James Taylor.”

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Broadway Star Santino Fontana and the Award-Winning Sesame Street Muppets™ Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Annual Christmas Concert

Back by popular demand after charming audiences at this summer’s Pioneer Day concert, Broadway star Santino Fontana will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts on 12, 13 and 14 December in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Taking the stage with Santino, and in a first for the Choir, the beloved Sesame Street Muppets™ will join in bringing the holiday spirit to audiences young and old.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Open 2015 Season at SPAC

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, right, will appear at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for only the third time in the venue’s 50-year history when the famed choral ensemble performs on June 29 as part of SPAC’s 50th summer.

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Orchestra at Temple Square 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert

The Orchestra at Temple Square will celebrate its 15th anniversary with one of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved works featuring 19-year-old piano prodigy George Li under the direction of acclaimed conductor, Igor Gruppman.

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'Candy Bomber' story lives on 66 years later

Most military veterans of the World War II era returned home to normal, quiet lives and spent the rest of their years without public acclaim. That certainly is not the case with a Utah veteran whose exploits three years after the war ended remain famous to this day, 66 years later.

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Forbes highlights leadership lessons from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

If you're like many business leader, you feel the pressure to produce measurable results. But what if you had to do it in a conspicuously public way? And on a relentless schedule that never, ever, accommodates pesky little things like holidays or other forms of time out?

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir tuned into valley

Choir performs at Richfield, Utah Sesquicentennial Concert

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In Our View: Mormon Tabernacle Choir achieves admirable anniversary

Congratulations to the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir on 85 years of beautiful music on the weekly broadcast of “Music and the Spoken Word.”

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Concert review: ‘Frozen’ prince charms crowd in Tabernacle Choir’s summer show

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir nabbed a cool guest star for its summer concerts: Santino Fontana, the voice of Prince Hans in "Frozen."

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Collaborate on Feature Film with Candlelight Media

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is pleased to announce its collaboration with Candlelight Media Group on a new feature length motion picture currently titled “Singing with Angels.” This inspirational movie will be produced by Silver Peak Productions this fall, and distributed by Candlelight Media Group.

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C-SPAN Cities Tour Features the Choir

The C-SPAN fleet of Local Content Vehicles recently visited Temple Square and interviewed Choir President Ron Jarrett and Tabernacle Organist Rick Elliott. The two discussed the history of the Choir and provided fascinating insight about the Tabernacle and organ.

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A Principal's principles: Rosanna Ungerman educates by example, service

-- Daily Herald --

Rosanna Ungerman serves as principal at Independence High School in Provo. She also sings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, serves as a board member for the United Way of Utah County and the Smiles for a Lifetime Foundation and has an impressive film and theatrical resume. Yet, as soon as she heard there was a need, Ungerman volunteered herself to assist with the Habitat for Humanity of Utah County’s Women Build Week, an annual project sponsored by the organization she donated two years of time as a board member for.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir retires 28 members

-- Deseret News --

With tears streaming down most of their faces, 27 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and one member of the volunteer stage crew, bid farewell to their colleagues during mandatory retirement services Sunday morning, April 27.

As the recognition of their dedicated volunteer service to the choir came to an end, the group stood facing the loft and the two groups — retirees and the remaining 360-plus choir members — sang to each other the choir’s traditional farewell song, "God Be with You Till We Meet Again."

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Rare photo identified as first director of Tabernacle Choir

-- Deseret News --

Who was the man in the photograph? It was perplexing. Glen Beckstead, a Salt Lake resident and Church member, recently acquired an old leather case measuring about 4 inches long and 3 inches wide. Inside was the photo of a distinguished gentleman wearing dress clothes from the 19th century. No one knew who the man was. Eventually he was identified by Ron Fox, a local photo historian from the Salt Lake 14th Ward, who has made several important recent discoveries.

The man identified in the daguerreotype photo is John Parry, the first director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The existence of the photo was unknown to scholars and historians and appeared only once in the Deseret News in about 1900.

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Hallelujah! Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates Easter with a powerful ‘Messiah’

-- Salt Lake Tribune --

Review » The 360 singers show the power of a large choir, the finesse of a smaller one.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir served a musical feast on Easter weekend: Handel’s "Messiah" in all its unabridged glory.

Music director Mack Wilberg prepared a new edition of the venerable oratorio for the occasion. This was necessary to allow his 360-voice choir and large orchestra of mostly strings to sound more light and nimble, in keeping with current performance trends.

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How to Hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 'Messiah' Without a Ticket

-- Salt Lake Tribune --

And you thought the Christmas concerts were a hot ticket.

Tickets to a pair of Mormon Tabernacle Choir performances of Handel’s "Messiah" were snapped up within 7 ½ minutes of becoming available last month.

If you weren’t among the lucky 5,600 or so who got tickets, there are other ways to experience the concerts, which will be the choir’s first performances of the complete oratorio in recent memory. Thursday’s regular 7 p.m. rehearsal in the Tabernacle will be open to the public, as will a Tuesday rehearsal. Overflow seating with live broadcast will be available in two nearby venues (see accompanying box). And Friday’s performance will be streamed live, then available on demand through Easter weekend.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces 2015 East Coast Tour

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will visit five cities on the Atlantic Coast next summer — their first visit to most of the region in over a decade. The tour will include stops in Bethesda, New York City, Saratoga Springs, Bethel Woods and Boston from 24 June through 7 July 2015 and will feature the 360-voice world-renowned choir and 68 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square.

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James Taylor Joins with Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony for BYUtv Concert

James Taylor, one of the world’s most enduring and recognizable singer-songwriters, recently teamed up for a musical gala that also featured the internationally renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the critically acclaimed Utah Symphony. This unique concert, performed in September 2013 and made possible by the O. C. Tanner Gift of Music, will premiere Sunday, April 6, on BYUtv, at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. (MDT), with live streaming available at

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square Present Handel’s Messiah at Easter Concert

The triumphant and angelic sounds of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece Messiah will resound in the Tabernacle on Temple Square this Easter. For the first time in 10 years the full Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present the Easter concert, and perhaps for the first time ever the Choir will publicly perform Messiah in its entirety.

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Choir Program Wins Prestigious Emmy® Award

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents The Joy of Song, a 2012 production, just received an Emmy®Award, the second in Choir history.

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The Today Show features The Candy Bomber

On Christmas Eve 2013, NBC's The Today Show featured The Candy Bomber.

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Mack Wilberg featured at Music Conference

Mack Wilberg participated in Furman University's Church Music Conference as the featured clinician and Distinguished Lecturer.

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What Media Are Saying About:

Orchestra member Jeannine Goeckeritz 

The Choir C​hristmas Concert 2013


The Choir's New Emmy®Award

Mormon Tabernacle Choir wins Emmy®

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and BYU Broadcasting Win Emmy®


The Homeward Bound CD with Bryn Terfel, the Choir and the Orchestra

The media is buzzing about Deutsche Grammophon’s newly released album Homeward Bound, a collaboration between two musical powerhouses, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and world renowned Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel.  The album features a repertoire with a decidedly Americana feel which also reflects the shared Welsh heritage of Terfel and the Choir. One critic writes, “Terfel and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra merge in unison to create a symbolic vision of the spirit of adventure that has been long lost. This is a legendary performance that audiences yearn for; Terfel and company deliver in grand style that won’t leave any eye dry.”

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The O. C. Tanner Gift of Music with James Taylor, the Choir and Utah Symphony

James Taylor, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Utah Symphony wowed a capacity crowd of 21,000 people at the 30th anniversary Tanner Gift of Music concert. At Friday's news conference Mr. Taylor said that this collaboration has brought his songs to a new level.

“After we did a song of mine, an a cappella song called ‘That Lonesome Road,’ I turned to Mack and said, you know, this song has died and gone to heaven,” Taylor said. “This is the iteration of it that was waiting to happen."

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October 28, 2013 — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents the BYU Broadcasting Wins an Emmy® at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards

October 23, 2013 — Bells on Temple Square Ring in the Holiday Season with Annual Concert

October 8, 2013 — World Renowned Soprano Deborah Voigt and Acclaimed British Actor John Rhys-Davies Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Annual Christmas Concert

September 17, 2013 — Haydn and Rachmaninoff in One Evening Orchestra at Temple Square Announces Fall Concert

August 7, 2013 — Emeritus Conductors Return to Celebrate 85th Anniversary 

August 7, 2013 — Bryn Terfel Join Forces For Inspiring New Recording

July 16, 2013 — Tickets Go Quickly for Pioneer Day Concert

June 12, 2013 — Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces New Website.

June 5, 2013 — Mormon Tabernacle Choir Honors Wisconsin Pioneers.

June 2, 2013— Hip hop, opera, and pop! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square can do it all, as this summer’s concerts will witness.

May 31, 2013— The Bells on Temple Square will present “Bells in Motion” on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. LeAnna Willmore, who has been the conductor of the Bells since June 2011, will be joined by associate conductor Larry Smith for the evening’s performance.

April 30, 2013— Internationally acclaimed baritone Bryn Terfel and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are recording an album together in May for Deutsche Grammophon, the leading classical recording label in the world.

April 1, 2013 - Anthems from Gloria to Fill the Air as Part of the Temple Square Chorale’s Annual Concert.

February 20, 2013 - The Orchestra at Temple Square Presents its Annual Spring Concertwith Internationally Renowned Pianist.

February 2, 2013 - Mormon Tabernacle Choir Marks 1 Million YouTube Hits With New Music Video and Billboard Magazine Top Honors.

November 27, 2012 - Mormon Tabernacle Choir YouTube Channel Strikes Chord Internationally.

October 11, 2012 - Renowned Tenor Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Annual Christmas Concert.