Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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  • tjjohn
    Meerut, India561 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A memorable experience
    My affiliation to any religious faith is questionable. However my appreciation of devotional music performed by the faithful is unquestionable . I have listened to the recital of the holy Koran at dawn while driving through a desert, the poetry of Sanskrit hymns in ancient Hindu temples and listened to the mesmerizing music of a choir to the accompaniment of a grand old pipe organ in a medieval cathedral. These can often transmogrify and transmigrate one to another level of consciousness and existence. The temple square tabernacle choir Affiliated to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could just be one such entity.It was therefore quite important for me to visit their assembly hall , said to be a acoustically perfect. unfortunately I could not listen to their choir in the hall and had to be content with just a visit to the assembly hall instead. The number of visitors on the day of my visit was sparse. Two sisters were acting as guides there with some tourists . Ignoring them I walked over to the far end of the hall and sat down to keenly listen to the organ music in the air. The organist was playing ,"Nearer my god to thee..." a great hymn made extremely poplar in the 1950s after the fact that this very hymn was played by the band when the Titanic was sinking. The organist paused before starting another hymn. I took this period to walk out softly to explore the premises The members of this church also known as Mormons and LDS have come a along way since they first entered Salt Lake City in the nineteenth century as the original settlers. Over the years They had outlived the early periods of unsavoury practices like polygamy etc and entered modern times as a sophisticated community inspiring many to to join their ranks. The Tabernacle choir which has been in existence for over 100 years is one one of their heritage.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • barb777
    Chicago, Illinois142 contributions
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    Do Not Miss this when in SLC!
    If there is one thing you have to do when you are in Salt Lake City, it is to see their performance. Each Sunday at 9:30am, they do a half hour show that is broadcast nation wide, and you can be in the audience. It is with full orchestra and what looked like hundreds of singers. It was magnificent. I am not Mormon, and you do not need to be Mormon to attend. They welcome everyone into the Tabernacle for the performance. It was one of the highlights of our trip out west. This is definitely a Do Not Miss event! Absolutely beautiful music.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Brian E
    Santa Rosa, California437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great free way to experience the choir
    We were fortunate to be visiting Salt Lake City on a Thursday, for that is when the Tabernacle choir rehearses. The line started forming around 7:15 and we were let in around 7:40. Not having done this before, we thought we needed to get there early-ish in order to get a seat. In fact, there was plenty of room, so you can show up pretty much any time you want. It was fascinating watching the conductor/choir leader get hundreds of performers synced up. It's also good to note that you can depart any time you want. We stayed for about an hour.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 2, 2024
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Brian E
Santa Rosa, CA437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were fortunate to be visiting Salt Lake City on a Thursday, for that is when the Tabernacle choir rehearses. The line started forming around 7:15 and we were let in around 7:40. Not having done this before, we thought we needed to get there early-ish in order to get a seat. In fact, there was plenty of room, so you can show up pretty much any time you want. It was fascinating watching the conductor/choir leader get hundreds of performers synced up. It's also good to note that you can depart any time you want. We stayed for about an hour.
Written May 2, 2024
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tjjohn
Meerut, India561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
My affiliation to any religious faith is questionable. However my appreciation of devotional music performed by the faithful is unquestionable . I have listened to the recital of the holy Koran at dawn while driving through a desert, the poetry of Sanskrit hymns in ancient Hindu temples and listened to the mesmerizing music of a choir to the accompaniment of a grand old pipe organ in a medieval cathedral. These can often transmogrify and transmigrate one to another level of consciousness and existence. The temple square tabernacle choir Affiliated to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could just be one such entity.It was therefore quite important for me to visit their assembly hall , said to be a acoustically perfect.

unfortunately I could not listen to their choir in the hall and had to be content with just a visit to the assembly hall instead. The number of visitors on the day of my visit was sparse. Two sisters were acting as guides there with some tourists .
Ignoring them I walked over to the far end of the hall and sat down to keenly listen to the organ music in the air. The organist was playing ,"Nearer my god to thee..." a great hymn made extremely poplar in the 1950s after the fact that this very hymn was played by the band when the Titanic was sinking.

The organist paused before starting another hymn. I took this period to walk out softly to explore the premises

The members of this church also known as Mormons and LDS have come a along way since they first entered Salt Lake City in the nineteenth century as the original settlers. Over the years They had outlived the early periods of unsavoury practices like polygamy etc and entered modern times as a sophisticated community inspiring many to to join their ranks. The Tabernacle choir which has been in existence for over 100 years is one one of their heritage.
Written June 29, 2023
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vhaas887
Bethlehem, PA316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Was not what I was expecting at all and honestly was really not even looking forward to this event. Definitely a highlight and wonderful way to end our trip. Seeing this choir in real life actually felt like a very spiritual experience. My eyes were teary at one or two points, that's how amazing this choir is. Even the woman next to us was crying. HIGHLY recommend if you're in the city on a Sunday morning.
Written March 29, 2020
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Pathira B
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Jun 2022 • Solo
Loved seeing their rehearsal on Thursday nights. Lots of helpful people/volunteers to answer questions and guide you to the right direction. (There’s lots of construction going on, I got lost).

It beautiful to watch them rehearse. Their conductor definitely knows his stuff. You could hear the improvements as they practice.

Well worth it and it was free.
Written June 3, 2022
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barb777
Chicago, IL142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
If there is one thing you have to do when you are in Salt Lake City, it is to see their performance. Each Sunday at 9:30am, they do a half hour show that is broadcast nation wide, and you can be in the audience. It is with full orchestra and what looked like hundreds of singers. It was magnificent. I am not Mormon, and you do not need to be Mormon to attend. They welcome everyone into the Tabernacle for the performance. It was one of the highlights of our trip out west. This is definitely a Do Not Miss event! Absolutely beautiful music.
Written September 27, 2023
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WiTripleL
Platteville, WI15 contributions
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Apr 2022 • Couples
This being SLC, not much was open so going to Temple Square and getting a tour was an obvious choice. The two young ladies who gave the tour were very informative and sincere in their beliefs without being pushy. I learned a few things about the Morman faith I didn’t know before and we stayed for an organ concert. Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Written April 24, 2022
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Pilgrim45900
Chapala, Mexico96 contributions
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May 2011
I am not a Mormon or particularly religious, but I have always wanted to see and hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. You can avoid the Sunday crowd by going to the rehearsal on Thursday evening. There is no dress code and you can take as many pictures as you want.
We had a nice tour with two missionaries, one from Washington, D.C. and the other from Bolivia. Interesting they did not preach to us about their religion, only mentioned it.
Do not miss this wonderful experience.
Written June 13, 2011
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D0ntFenceMeIn
Connecticut, USA232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
On many Thursday evenings the Choir invites the public to attend an "open" rehearsal in the Tabernacle. The rehearsal runs from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

Not sure what we were getting into, on an unfortunately rainy Thursday evening we lined up at the doors with several hundred other folks at about 7:15.

Here's what we wished we had known:
- the doors are not opened until 7:30 on the dot. People start lining up well before that, and the lines are huge.

- however, the Tabernacle is even more huge, to the point where it doesn't seem there would ever be an issue with getting a seat (seats are "rush" -- no tickets).

- most importantly, people come and go throughout the two hour rehearsal; this is accepted and expected. Don't stand in line! Show up around 7:45 -- or whenever you please before 9:30 -- and walk right in! There will be plenty of seats.
Written October 22, 2016
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JaniceRon
Marstons Mills, MA76 contributions
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It took us 2 buses and a train to get to Salt Lake City, but I will never forget visiting the Mormon Tabernacle Choir practice which happens on most Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m.. This is free to the public. You can dress casually, and are free to come or leave at any time during their practice. There are 271 people singing, an orchestra, and it is very moving. Take time to see the Joseph Smith Memorial Center, do your family history, and have a nice dinner. There are restaurants on the 10th floor that overlook the Mormon Temple -- very special. Also, there is a deli on the first floor that is also excellent for a quicker meal.
Stop on the mezzanine floor and see the worship area with the organ. It's amazing
Written March 16, 2010
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Pnemiller
Kutztown, PA2,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
The concert was scheduled to start at 8 PM, but a guide said to get there at 7:15 PM when the doors open to get a seat and to enter on the east side. This was a dress rehearsal for the upcoming tour this spring. The Tabernacle is spectacular with its huge dome and gigantic organ pipes. The choir and orchestra were wonderful, with classical, world, popular, spirituals and Broadway music and it is free!! Do not miss this treat.
Written June 19, 2011
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