Tabernacle Choir returns to Temple Square

The Tabernacle Choir. Photo: Twitter/The Tabernacle Choir

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 9, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Tabernacle Choir organization has announced the return of daily organ recitals, weekly choir and bell ensemble rehearsals and Music and the Spoken Word broadcasts to Temple Square.

All events were halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said a news release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Daily Organ Recitals on Temple Square:

The daily organ recitals, a century-long tradition, will resume on Monday, July 19, and will be open to the public in the Tabernacle, Monday through Saturday at noon mountain time; Sunday at 2 p.m. mountain time. The new Temple Square organ tradition, Piping Up! Organ Concerts at Temple Square, will continue to stream every Wednesday at noon on The Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube, Facebook, and website home page, and on

Phased Opening of Choir, Orchestra and Bells Events:

The Tabernacle Choir will begin rehearsals at the end of August, with the Bells at Temple Square starting a week later. All rehearsals and broadcasts will be closed to the public until the second week in October.

Rehearsals and Broadcasts

8/26 (Thursday) Choir Rehearsals on Thursday nights
9/1 (Wednesday) Bells Rehearsals on Wednesday nights
9/19 (Sunday) Choir/Orchestra First live broadcast of “Music and the Spoken Word”
10/2-3 (Saturday, Sunday) Choir Choir will sing at three general conference sessions





Rehearsals and Broadcasts

(Open to the Public)

10/6 (Wednesday) Bells Wednesday night rehearsals will open to the public
10/7 (Thursday) Choir/Orchestra Thursday night rehearsals will open to the public
10/10 (Sunday) Choir/Orchestra “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcasts will open to the public


Christmas 2021

The Choir is hopeful that a live Christmas concert can be presented in the Conference Center in December 2021, the news release said. Arrangements are still pending and details will be confirmed at a later date.

The PBS and BYUtv “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” special is underway. This year’s broadcast and new CD, DVD and book products will also be offered at Christmas. Details will be announced in mid-September.


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