Do you have to be a Mormon to sing in the choir?

How long can a person sing in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

Tenure in the Choir is 20 years or until age 60, whichever comes first. In the first step of the audition process, applicants submit an unaccompanied recording of a song selected by the music director.

Do members of the Tabernacle choir get paid?

Are Choir and Orchestra members paid for their service? No. All 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and all 110 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square are unpaid volunteers who practice and perform weekly.

Are choir singers paid?

In whichever venue they perform, professional chorus singers must be highly skilled to work in the industry. Some have been singing in choirs or plays since they were children. They earn average salaries of nearly $40,000 per year.

Who leads the Mormon Tabernacle choir?


Name Years
Jay E. Welch 1974
Jerold Ottley 1974–99
Craig Jessop 1999–2008
Mack Wilberg 2008–present

Can Mormons use birth control?

Contraception and birth control

Birth control is not banned by the Church. However, as having children is essential for the spirit children of God to come to earth, Mormon couples are encouraged to have children.

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What is the largest choir in the world?

Members of the Church of God International holds the Guinness World Record for being the Largest Gospel Choir in the World.

Can you see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

As its name implies, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir makes its home in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Visitors can hear the choir at free performances inside the Tabernacle twice a week. The performance each Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is a rehearsal, but is open to the public.

Is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir open to the public?

Admission is free but is limited to those eight years of age and older. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m., and guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m., when the doors are closed. The broadcast is 30 minutes in length and ends at 10:00 a.m.

Is the Tabernacle Choir still performing?

The Tabernacle Choir Returns to Temple Square

All events were temporarily halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 9, 2021, The Tabernacle Choir organization announced the return of daily organ recitals, weekly Choir and Bell ensemble rehearsals and Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts to Temple Square.