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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadcast Originates from Nauvoo

NAUVOO, Ill. — With the newly reconstructed Nauvoo Temple rising behind them, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir recorded their traditional radio and television program, Music and the Spoken Word, before an audience of 6,500 gathered on the grassy hillside of the temple bluff.

Music and the Spoken Word normally originates live on Sunday mornings from the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Because many members of the choir will be singing in temple dedication sessions on Sunday, 30 June, the 3,802nd weekly broadcast of music and inspiration will be produced from several prerecorded segments, including tonight?s taping in Nauvoo.

Featuring Enoch Train as guest artists, this historic program commemorates the dedication of the reconstructed Nauvoo Illinois Temple and recalls the sacrifices of the early Latter-day Saints who built the original temple on the banks of the Mississippi.

The broadcast includes arrangements of traditional Latter-day Saint hymns such as "Come, Come, Ye Saints" and "The Spirit of God" that the choir has been performing in temple dedication sessions.

The broadcast will air in Salt Lake City at 9:30 Sunday morning, 30 June, on KSL-TV, Channel 5, and KSL radio, 1160 AM. Check local listings for broadcast times in other areas.

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