The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
Donations to the Church General Fund may be used to support The Tabernacle Choir to continue its legacy of performing through television and radio broadcast, concerts, and tours while also expanding its outreach in step with the international growth of the Church.
What Does the Church General Fund Assist with?
Support the world's longest-running continuous network broadcast, Music & the Spoken Word.
Support a longstanding tradition of sharing testimony through song throughout the year.
Give an opportunity to people in cities and countries across the globe to experience the Choir live.
Provide resources and equipment to create inspirational experiences during Choir performances.
Improve the quality of performances and capabilities to touch the lives of those around the world.
Preserve moving performances that will be viewed and shared again and again in the years to come.
Expand the Choir's musical outreach in step with the international growth of the Church through technology.
“Music is an international language – sacred music in particular. When the Choir sings, there is no language anymore. There are no borders. Music is a way for the Church to reach out to all the world, all people, and communicate with them from the heart.”
- Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop and advisor to The Tabernacle Choir
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Less than a month after the first pioneers arrived in Salt Lake Valley, under the direction of Brigham Young, a choir was formed to sing at a conference of the Church. From this small beginning, the Choir has become known worldwide. In 1929, the Choir began broadcasting Music & The Spoken Word on the radio, and this program is now the world’s longest continuing network broadcast. Its audience continues to grow as languages are added to its outreach.
All volunteers, choir members unitedly raise their voices to God, giving faith-promoting service to the world through fervent song. Through inspiring music, the Choir brings joy, peace, and healing to its listeners around the world.
A Note from Michael O. Leavitt
President, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
When I became president of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in August 2021, I was blessed to oversee an organization that includes exceptional organists, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and the Bells at Temple Square in addition to the Choir. These talented individuals and ensembles combine their talents to produce the truly world-class performances for which the Choir is known around the globe.
Some would say the Choir organization is complete and has reached its full potential, but I believe its journey is just beginning. In 2004, President Gordon B. Hinckley said to the Choir and Orchestra, “You have been recognized and honored by your peers and critics, by presidents and ambassadors, by kings and rulers, and by enthusiastic audiences in the great music halls of the world. But I remind you that you stand today only on the foothills of a great upward climb. The summit rises majestically before you. The past has been but prologue to a greater future.”
I believe this future involves using new technology in the digital space to reach a worldwide listening audience. As our ability to reach others increases, so does our capacity to touch souls with comforting, hopeful, healing, joyful, and spiritual music at a time when there is so much conflict. Music is the great conduit of sacred feeling and can help all of God’s children to feel His love. I am indebted to you, our donors, who have been with the Choir on its journey these many years. I look forward to the future as we find new and better ways to bless others throughout the world.