7:00 PM | 18 July 2020 Online event

Music for a Summer Evening: Celebrating 90 Years of Broadcasting

Tabernacle Choir Commemorates 90 Years of Broadcasting in 2020
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are commemorating 90 years of its weekly broadcast on Saturday, July 17, 2020.2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

On July 14, 2019, the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast marked its 90th year.

To celebrate the culmination of the anniversary year for “Music & the Spoken Word,” join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the broadcast-only event Music for a Summer Evening: Celebrating 90 Years of Broadcasting on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no live event in the Conference Center.)

The pre-recorded concert will celebrate the impact and influence of the Choir’s weekly broadcasts — which span nearly the entire lifetime of radio — on audiences around the world.

The 60-minute broadcast will feature interviews and performances with renowned guest artists who have previously appeared with the Choir.

The Choir and Orchestra have selected special performances of their most beloved music under the baton of conductors Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy. In addition, the five Tabernacle organists will be featured with a virtual quintet of The William Tell Overture.

How to Watch

The special will air first on July 18 at 7:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time) on thetabernaclechoir.org, the Choir and Orchestra's YouTube channelBroadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.orgLatter-day Saints Channel, and via the Alexa Choir skill. Watch a rebroadcast of the concert on July 19 at 5:00 p.m, on BYUtv, BYUtv.org, and the BYUtv app.



On-demand viewing will be available from the Choir and Orchestra's YouTube channel, thetabernaclechoir.org and BYUtv.org. Recordings of the broadcast on various channels will not be downloadable.

Weekly Live Broadcasts

During the COVID-19 pandemic, weekly live broadcasts of the Choir and Orchestra have been replaced by selected encore episodes of “Music & the Spoken Word” on radio, television, cable and the internet.

Once the current health restrictions end, the Choir, Orchestra and Tabernacle organists plan to continue their weekly tradition of broadcasting “Music & the Spoken Word” live to a global audience.

Music and the Spoken Word rehearsal
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square rehearses for a Music and the Spoken Word broadcast in Salt Lake City on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The choir is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Music and the Spoken Word being on air. Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, courtesy of Church News.Copyright 2019 Deseret News Publishing Company.

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