Tabernacle Choir will be back at concerts

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The first post-COVID live broadcast of “The Music and the Speech” is scheduled for September 19. The public can attend from October 10.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) The Tabernacle Choir in Temple Square – shown here in 2019 – plans its post-pandemic return to live performances, starting with the September 19 broadcast of its long-running show “Music and the Spoken Word.”

Fans of The Tabernacle Choir in Temple Square can shout their own chorus “hallelujah”. The world-famous singing troupe has scheduled a return in September for live performances.

The choir, with orchestra, will return from its pandemic-imposed 16-month hiatus with a live broadcast of its “Music and the Spoken Word” on September 19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday.

The “Musique et parole” programs will be open to the public from October 10. 2.

Due to COVID-19, the choir aired reruns of their weekly shows, the longest streaming network in radio history.

The choir is also scheduled to perform at three sessions of the church’s General Conference on October 2-3.

The choir will begin Thursday night rehearsals on August 26, the church said, and will open them to the public from October 7. Church bell choir, The Bells at Temple Square, will begin its Wednesday night rehearsals on September 1 and open to the public from October 6. All rehearsals take place in the Tabernacle.

The daily Temple Square organ recitals, also on hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns, will resume on Monday, July 19 at the Tabernacle. The recitals, open to the public, take place Monday to Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2 p.m. Free entry.

The weekly “Piping Up! Organ Concerts on Temple Square ”will continue to air Wednesdays at noon mountain time on the Youtube and Facebook pages, and on the home page of his site.

The church said the choir plans to resume their annual Christmas concerts at the Conference Center in December. Details are pending. The annual TV show “Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir,” which airs on PBS and BYUtv and is released on CD and DVD, is also in the works, according to the church’s press release.

The choir announced in March that it would postpone its European tour – which was scheduled for June and July, with stops in Scandinavia and the British Isles – until 2022.


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