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Reviewed February 4, 2013

There is no way to describe in a review how good the weekly performance is. If you're lucky then you're in town on a Sunday morning when it's in the Tabernacle. It is phenomenal and everyone will tell you that after they walk out the doors. It's a very powerful experience that is generally appreciated much more by those who are senior in age. Half the year they're in the Tabernacle and during the busy summer and Christmas season they're in the Conference Center. The Tabernacle seats about 3000 and the Conference Center seats 21,000, so that's why they change buildings during the tourist season.
No tickets are required, no dress code; you have to be in your seats by 9:15am. If you're going to a broadcast in the Tabernacle during the late spring or fall then you will want to arrive very early because the good seats fill up very fast. Locals pour in around 9am, tour buses with 50 tourists each will come in fast and steal up all of the seats.
TIP: They begin a full dress rehearsal at 8:30am, so arrive for that and get the best seats and catch the performance twice. And you can take pictures during the rehearsal; you cannot take pictures or record video during the broadcast.
BEST TIP OF ALL: Plan your trip to include Sunday. Do it and you will be very glad you did. If you can't be in town on Sunday then there is a Thursday night rehearsal that is open to the public. It's nice, but it's a rehearsal so it won't ever compare to being at an actual broadcast.
ALSO: when planning your trip, make sure to check the Choir's schedule on their website--they go on tour for two weeks every summer. You don't want to plan your trip for a time they'll be off in another state or country.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Enjoy hearing the choir with the orchestra on temple square. LDS Conference Center is incredible inside too.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The atmosphere that you feel in this place in incredible. There is peace everywhere.

If you have the opportunity to hear the Choir in a Concert or even in a rehersall is great moment.

The exterior of the building in very interesting constrasting with the Temples.

A great visit while in Salt Lake City.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Love, love, love to hear the choir. Attended their Christmas concert. The Tabernacle choir is always uplifting and speaks to the soul. Don't miss an opportunity to hear them.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Music and the Spoken Word is a television show which airs every Sunday Morning. All visitors who would like to attend the actual recording are invited, though there is an age limit because you are asked to be very quiet when the actual recording begins. I believe the age limit is eight years old. I have been to a few of these. Some are definitely more inspiring than others but all are inspiring. I have attended one where David Archuleta was the special guest. That was absolutely amazing, both the singing and performances. I also attended one where Sissel was the special guest. She is an amazing soprano from Norway. There are times when there is more "Pomp & Circumstance" so to speak, such as dancers, famous guests, background changes, etc. Those are usually your Christmas, Easter, holiday or special guest performances. On those occasions, I recommend you be there a little earlier than the suggested time if you want better seating. Those performances sometimes will require no-cost ticketing if they are suspected to fill the conference center. Other performances do not require ticketing and it is not difficult to find a seat. If you enjoy inspiring music and words, you will love Music and the Spoken Word. The words and music will inspire you regardless of religious affiliation. You just need a love of life and humanity to be inspired. If, however, you hate music and sitting silently and still for the 30-minute recording, you probably won't enjoy it. You are asked to be there about one hour before the recording begins. While you can speak before recording begins, you are still asked to speak quietly. If you're prone to disliking opera (which is myself), you might want to check up on the special guest for that week. There was an opera singer this last time I attended. She was a beautiful opera singer, just not my taste and I had to give my teenagers a few "stop laughing" glares during the recording. Something to keep in mind if your children are prone to laughing at opera. You can't go wrong with this performance. It takes such a short amount of your time in the morning and it's free so great if you're on a budget.

Thank Keesym
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