The Tabernacle Choir And Orchestra At Temple Square In 2023: International Tour, Pilot Programs, And Music Highlights
In 2023, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have embarked on an eventful journey filled with international collaborations, a tour in Mexico, and an expansion of their renowned “Music & the Spoken Word” program. This year has seen a diverse range of concerts, including choir, orchestra, bells, and organ performances.
International Collaborations and Tours
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have made significant strides in expanding their global reach. They have welcomed international singers to their performances and embarked on a multi-year tour that started in Mexico.
Revamped Mission Statement and Pilot Programs
The choir’s leadership introduced a new mission statement emphasizing their commitment to inspiring people worldwide. They also launched three pilot programs aimed at broadening their global impact. These initiatives include expanding “Music & the Spoken Word” into foreign languages, modifying travel arrangements for the choir and orchestra, and recruiting qualified singers from various regions to perform at their concerts.
International Singers at General Conference
During the April 2023 general conference, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra featured 10 singers from six different countries, marking a historic moment in the choir’s history. These international singers joined forces with the choir to support its expanded global mission, representing the first time non-U.S.residents participated in the general conference performances.
Global Tour Kick-off in Mexico
The choir and orchestra launched a multi-city, multi-year global tour in Mexico, spreading hope and joy through their music. Their performances included concerts in Mexico City and Toluca, where they collaborated with guest artists and shared messages of hope with the audience.
“Music & the Spoken Word” in Spanish and Portuguese
The choir introduced a pilot program to broadcast “Music & the Spoken Word” in Spanish, making their uplifting messages accessible to Spanish-speaking audiences. Plans are also underway to expand this initiative to Portuguese-speaking communities, further extending their reach.
New Music and Collaborations
In 2023, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra released new music and collaborated with artists like the Piano Guys. Their collaborations included performances of classic hymns and contemporary pieces, showcasing the choir’s versatility.
Tanner Gift of Music Concert
The year marked the 40th anniversary of the Tanner Gift of Music concert, where the Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony performed Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” This concert celebrated the enduring tradition of music and faith.
Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series
The Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series featured world-renowned organists showcasing the Tabernacle organ’s rich musical heritage. These concerts provided audiences with exceptional organ performances.
“Piping Up!” Organ Concerts
The Tabernacle and Temple Square organists continued to delight audiences with their weekly “Piping Up! Organ Concerts at Temple Square,” which are available online for viewers to enjoy.
Daily Noon Organ Recitals
The tradition of daily noon organ recitals in the Tabernacle at Temple Square continued, offering visitors and music enthusiasts a chance to experience the majestic sound of the organ.
As The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square continues to reach hearts worldwide with their music, 2023 has been a year of growth, inspiration, and connection through the power of music.
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