No more Mormon Tabernacle Choir

No more Mormon Tabernacle Choir


norman lebrecht

October 06, 2018

It will be known from this week as The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

In a press release issued Friday, October 5, the Choir announced that after more than 150 years, it is changing its name to better align with its sponsoring organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Choir’s announcement follows a statement issued by the Church in August 2018 encouraging use of the full name of the Church.


  • Petros Linardos says:

    Ah, those scare headlines. I thought they were shutting down. I should have known better.

  • Tian says:

    Mormon, please stay away.

  • Steven Hill says:

    Maybe they finally realised that the second m is silent.

  • Robert Holmén says:

    A solution for which there was no problem.

    The elderly church elders who made this decision do not understand branding.

    For years they are going to have to promote this thing as (formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) with scare quotes around “Mormon.”

  • Vaquero357 says:

    Nope, not acceptable. My standard abbreviation for the ensemble is MoTab. I can’t change that. They’ll have to keep their old name. {;-)