New exhibit celebrates the Mormon Tabernacle Organ’s 150th birthday
One of Mormonism's most famous figures turns 150 this year. The Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ — arguably overshadowed only by the neighboring Salt Lake Temple as a symbol of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — is being celebrated in an exhibit in the LDS Church History Museum across the street.
June 12, 2017
Farmington woman performs as LDS Tabernacle organist on Temple Square
Perhaps no one is more thrilled by the ingenuity and devotion to music shown by the Mormon pioneers than Linda Swenson Margetts. Since 1984, the Farmington resident has been daily touched by their efforts, as she performs as one of five organists at daily practice sessions and noon recitals on the Tabernacle organ at Temple Square for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
June 2, 2017
World Religion News
Mormon Musicians are Dominating Billboard's Classical Music Charts
Latter-day Saints are making waves in music, making a big impact in the industry and listeners’ lives as they excel in their craft.
May 16, 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune
Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates collaborations on new album
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has made some famous friends over the years. A dozen appear on the choir's new album, "Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends," which dropped Friday on the choir's own label.
May 8, 2017
Angela Lansbury and Brian Stokes Mitchell Featured on New Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD
Tony winners Angela Lansbury and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as Tony nominee Santino Fontana, can be heard on the new CD Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, which will be released May 12 and commemorates the choir’s 170-year anniversary.
April 27, 2017
For Bass Players Only
Sting cameos on Mormon Tabernacle Choir album
Believe it or not, Sting will be appearing on an upcoming album by the the Mormon Tabernacle Choir that’s due out next month.
April 26, 2017
World-Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Release New Album ft. Legendary Guest Artists
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square announced today the launch of their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends to be released on May 12th, which features some of the world's top artists, including James Taylor, Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, David Foster, Angela Lansbury, Amy Grant, Santino Fontana, Renée Fleming, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sissel, Bryn Terfel and The King's Singers.
April 15, 2017
Tabernacle Choir Easter concert
Commemorating events just prior to and just following the Resurrection of Christ, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square presented their Easter Concert Friday with Beethoven’s seminal work “Christ on the Mount of Olives” followed by the world premiere of music director Mack Wilberg’s “A Cloud of Witnesses.”
April 14, 2017
Church News editorial: 'a cloud of witnesses'
Wrote the psalmist, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). This passage has no keener application than to those of Jesus’ inner circle of disciples who experienced the agony of beholding His crucifixion, then came to understand the triumph of His victory over the grave.
April 13, 2017
ABC Network Invites Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Participate in Disney Singalong
The ABC Network invited the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to join a Disney singalong that aired on ABCnews.com and Good Morning America’s social media platforms. The choir recorded the familiar tune “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast” in response to the special TV network invitation.
April 5, 2017
New Mack Wilberg composition will premiere at choir Easter concert
When the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present their Easter concert April 14 and 15, they will premiere a new work, “A Cloud of Witnesses,” the latest collaboration between musical director Mack Wilberg and librettist David Warner.
March 7, 2017
Tabernacle organist’s invitation to Lutheran music minister leads to concert performance
Tabernacle organist Linda Margetts first met Dr. Bill Brusick, minister of music at Trinity Klein Lutheran Church in Spring, Texas, in the Conference Center at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. She invited him to play the Conference Center organ following the noon concert that he and his wife attended. According to Dr. Brusick, an organist himself, “She spoke seven magical words to me which were … do you want to play the organ?”