Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Attend a performance of this world-famous choir.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir traces its roots to a small choir which performed for the first time in August 1847, just one month after the first Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Since then, the Choir has grown to be one of the world’s most recognized and revered musical organizations.

The Choir is composed of 360 volunteers and has performed across the country and in 28 foreign countries,  from acclaimed concert halls to inaugurations of U.S. presidents. It has earned many awards, including a Grammy Award for the rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and three Emmy Awards. The Orchestra at Temple Square, an all-volunteer symphony orchestra organized in 1999, performs with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

In 1929, the Choir began its weekly live broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word, on the radio, and in the early 1960s made its way to television. Today this program stands as the longest running continuous network broadcast in America.

Music and the Spoken Word and weekly choir rehearsals are open to the public as long as the choir is not on tour.