Choir In The News

April 26, 2018

Deseret News

Behind the pipes: Salt Lake Tabernacle organist reflects on 36 year career

Clay Christiansen was on the verge of desperation — the kind that makes a person contemplate crazy things like trying to scale one of the gates of Temple Square. Read More

April 25, 2018

Deseret News

Being a Tabernacle organist more than a pipe dream for this BYU professor

When Brian Mathias was a teenager, early Sunday mornings meant two things: delivering newspapers and listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Read More

April 25, 2018

The Salt Lake Tribune

Mormon Tabernacle Choir bids farewell to one key player — a longtime organist — while welcoming a new one

Clay Christiansen and Brian Mathias — the oldest and newest Mormon Tabernacle Choir organists, respectively — were sitting in a conference room in the Tabernacle basement, chatting amiably about how they came to be where they are, literally and metaphorically. Read More

April 25, 2018

Deseret News

Mormon Tabernacle Choir organist bows out to standing ovation in general conference finale

After 36 years of playing the organ at general conference, Clay Christiansen's last performance ended with a standing ovation by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and others present in the Conference Center after the Sunday morning session of the 188th Annual General Conference. Read More

April 25, 2018

Star-Telegram

Renowned director of Mormon Tabernacle Choir will conduct hymn festival in Fort Worth

One of the most prolific composers and arrangers of the 21st century sits near a window with a view in a studio above his garage. Read More

February 21, 2018

Deseret News

New organist to accompany the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Ten years since the last auditions were held, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has announced a new Tabernacle organist. Read More

January 18, 2018

FanSided.com

Sutton Foster, Hugh Bonneville talk working with Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville spoke to FanSided about performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Christmas. Read More

January 5, 2018

Broadway World

BWW Exclusive Magnificent Christmas Concert

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster(THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LITTLE WOMEN, SHREK THE MUSICAL, ANYTHING GOES) and television and film star Hugh Bonneville(DOWNTON ABBEY, PADDINGTON, IRIS, GALAVANT) were the special guests at this year's magnificent Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert, also featuring the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Bells on Temple Square, and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble. Read More

January 5, 2018

Deseret News

Hugh Bonneville congratulates Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 'extraordinary' Christmas tradition

Acclaimed British actor Hugh Bonneville congratulated the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at a press conference on Dec. 15 for the “extraordinary tradition” it has achieved through its annual Christmas concerts. Read More

January 5, 2018

Deseret News

Guest artists effusive in their praise of Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert experience

They have performed in some of the great venues in the world, yet both guest artists appearing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at this year’s Christmas concert describe the experience as “overwhelming.” Read More

January 5, 2018

KSTU-FOX 13

Mormon Tabernacle Christmas concert thrills crowds, wows special guests Hugh Bonneville and Sutton Foster

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir wrapped up the third night of its annual Christmas Concert Saturday night. People came from near and far to see the annual event at the Conference Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read More

January 5, 2018

The Daily Herald

For Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville the LDS Christmas concert is all about family

For 18 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has gifted the community each Christmas with a well-produced Christmas concert production free of charge. Read More