On April 22, 2018, the Choir held a retirement ceremony to say goodbye to 24 devoted members who together represented 288 years of volunteer service in the Choir. Singers in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may serve for a total of 20 years or until their 60th birthday—whichever comes first.
At this retirement ceremony, held each April following a broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word, retiring Choir members are recognized and their families are recognized for their support and sacrifice. The meeting is conducted by the Choir’s president, Ron Jarrett, and short tributes to each retiree are given by Choir music director Mack Wilberg. This year, President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also honored retirees with brief remarks.View Full Story