About the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
For more than a century, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has given voice to the hopes, joys, trials, and triumphs of people around the world.
This 360-member chorus of men and women, all volunteers, has performed at World’s Fairs and expositions, at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, in acclaimed concert halls from Australia and Europe to Asia and the Middle East, on television broadcasts, and now on YouTube and Facebook. The choir has even been referred to as "America's Choir," as a result of their high standard of popular choral music.
With their incomparable voices and their shared faith in God, they are a significant presence in the world of music, giving service through song. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is dedicated to the universal language of music that has the power to bring joy, peace, and healing to its listeners. This unique music organization transcends cultural and generational boundaries and brings together people from around the world through stirring music.
When Latter-day Saints moved to the Salt Lake Valley in the American West under the direction of Church President Brigham Young, a small choir was formed which first sang at a conference of the Church on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first pioneers arrived.
From this small beginning, the Choir has become an international musical sensation. In 1929, the Choir began broadcasting Music & The Spoken Word on radio. Now the program—carried on over 2,000 radio and television stations and with over 4,500 episodes—is the world’s longest continuing network broadcast. In 2012 the Choir launched a YouTube channel, enabling more people in countries all over the world to experience the music of the Choir and Orchestra.
In October 2018, the Choir changed its name to “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.” For consistency and production reasons, the previous name has been used for this year’s TV special.
To learn more about the Choir and to see a roster of its current and former members, visitor