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 Utah Travel Center LDS Temple Square •Mormon Tabernacle Choir


The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was organized in August 1847
A 325-voice choir of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Choir's first broadcast performance was a network radio program on 15 July 1929
Performances are broadcast weekly as Music and the Spoken Word, the longest-running network broadcast program in the world
Each week programs are transmitted via 1,500 radio, television, and cable services
Tabernacle Choir tours have included Europe, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Israel, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States of America
Performances for several U.S. presidents at inaugural ceremonies and White House gatherings
The Tabernacle Choir has received a variety of awards and recognition, including: a Grammy award for their rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"; Emmy award for the program "Christmas Sampler"; gold and platinum records; Freedom Foundation awards; the Utah Governor's Award for the Choir's 30 years of service; the Governor Award for the Arts; and an achievement award from Chorus America, marking the 150th anniversary of the Tabernacle Choir
Recordings with Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic
Members are selected from auditions that determine musical knowledge, talent, and character
All choir members are volunteers; they work in a variety of occupations
Commuting for choir practices can be as much as 164 miles round trip for some members

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