About the Orchestra at Temple Square
The Orchestra at Temple Square, established in 1999 as a companion ensemble to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The Orchestra offers an opportunity for instrumental musicians to also serve as goodwill musical ambassadors for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as do Choir members.
Each week up to 85 musicians, drawn from a roster of more than 200 volunteers, provide instrumental support to the Choir in the weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. The Orchestra also performs with the Choir in the annual Christmas concert, Pioneer Day celebration and other special events. Since 2005 the orchestra has participated in biennial concert tours with the Choir across North America as well as presenting its own fall and spring symphonic concerts in the Tabernacle.