The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square sing during the Saturday morning session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The choir has seen audience growth amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
‘We have options, and the choir will not disappoint’
SALT LAKE CITY — The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square continues to play the waiting game.
The 360 singers haven’t met for their usual weekly rehearsals because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Live performances have been on hold since March. In April, the choir postponed its summer tour to 2021.
And with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ October session of general conference being completely virtual, the choir has planned to continue sharing pre-recorded “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcasts each week at least through the early fall, according to the choir’s general manager, Scott Barrick.
But the choir hasn’t yet made a decision about its annual Christmas concert — a sold-out tradition that includes renowned guest artists and, each December, draws 63,000 people to downtown Salt Lake City.
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