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How to Use Alexa for The Tabernacle Choir Music and Broadcasts

Just think! Now owners of these amazing inventions can enable Alexa skills for both Music and the Spoken Word and The Tabernacle Choir for their Amazon devices. Once the skill is enabled you will be able to listen to the music of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square with simple voice commands, such as:

  • “Alexa, play The Tabernacle Choir” or 
  • “Alexa, play Music and the Spoken Word.”
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Didn't Get Tickets to the 2018 Christmas Concert?

Tickets were gone in less than an hour for The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas concert with award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. When Chenoweth was announced as the guest artist, social media lit up with fans sharing their approval in comments such as, “The greatest singer with the greatest choir!” “A winning combination!” “Perfect guest artist!” and “She is amazing!” There were hundreds of thousands of ticket requests from eager fans.

Choir general manager Scott Barrick said, “The Choir and Orchestra perform these free concerts as a service to the community, and we are delighted by the enthusiastic response to this year’s guest artist. With such a high demand for these free tickets, we know there were challenges to securing them online, and we appreciate the patience of those seeking tickets. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the process and user experience.”

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“Ring in the Holidays” with the Bells on Temple Square!

The Bells on Temple Square celebrate the beginning of this year’s holiday season with “Ring in the Holidays,” their semiannual concert, on Friday and Saturday, November 16–17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. mountain standard time in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square. The concert will also be streamed live at www.thetabernaclechoir.org on both November 17 and 18,  at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are free but required for the concerts and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Tuesday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m. mountain daylight time online through lds.org/events or by calling 801-470-0080. Each patron may request four tickets, and admission is open to those eight years and older.

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2018 Christmas Guest Kristin Chenoweth

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is thrilled to announce acclaimed Tony® and Emmy® winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth as the featured guest for the 2018 Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir concerts!

Concert tickets have all been distributed. Watch the Choir’s website for more details of future ticket give-away contest.The Christmas concerts will be presented on December 1314, and 15 (Thursday–Saturday) at 8 p.m. in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. The Christmas concerts have become a traditional audience favorite and will include a 600-person cast of 360 Choir voices, nearly 100 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square, the 32-member Bells on Temple Square, and about 100 dancers who combine with the guest artist to present this annual spectacle. 

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The Phantom of the Opera Medley: GENTRI Featuring Richard Elliott

The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra), by French writer Gaston Leroux, was first published as a novel in 1910. It was based on the belief that the Palais Garnie opera house in Paris, France, was haunted by a ghost. Leroux was convinced that the Phantom was real and even includes research to prove the truth of the ghost in the prologue to his book—a claim which he upheld throughout his life, until his death in 1927.

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FAQ Tabernacle Organ

The 11,623-pipe organ in the Salt Lake Tabernacle is one of the world's most famous organs and an integral part of the signature sound of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Here are some interesting facts about this amazing instrument:

Is the Tabernacle organ the world's largest?
No. If one compares organs on the basis of the number of pipes, the Tabernacle organ is approximately the seventeenth-largest organ in the world, with 11,623 pipes. The world's largest fully-playing pipe organ, the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in the downtown Philadelphia Macy's department store (formerly John Wanamaker's) has more than twice as many: approximately 28,750 pipes.

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General Conference Meme Collection—October 2018

Here is the complete collection of all ‪general conference images from October, 2018 in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The collection includes sharable images for hymns such as "I Believe in Christ," "Come, Come, Ye Saints," "Rejoice the Lord is King," "If I Listen with My Heart," and a hymn written by Russell M. Nelson titled "Our Prayer to Thee."

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The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is changing its name to "The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square"

In a press release issued Friday, October 5, the Choir announced that after more than 150 years, it is changing its name to better align with its sponsoring organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Choir's announcement follows a statement issued by the Church in August 2018 encouraging use of the full name of the Church.

The new name for the Choir preserves the heritage of the Choir's home in the Tabernacle and its location on Temple Square. Ever since 1867, the Tabernacle has been home to the Choir, which is known worldwide for its one-of-a-kind signature sound shaped in part by the venue from which it emanates. Choir members, 360 volunteers united by their shared love of music and their faith in God, serve as musical ambassadors for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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15 YouTube Videos That Recently Surpassed 1 Million Views

In 2017, we wrote a blog post titled “Mormon Tabernacle Choir Videos with Over 1 Million Views.” At that time the Choir had 16 videos with at least 1 million YouTube views. At the time of this publication, there are now 43 videos on our channel with over 1 million views.

The number of views is a great testament to the quality of the music of the Choir. The YouTube channel is also approaching 160 million overall video views. The Choir’s channel offers music videos, live broadcast videos, tour content, instrumental videos, behind the scenes videos, concert footage, and much more. 

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