The Bells at Temple Square’s spring concert, “Bells in Motion,” will be on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.
The 33-member handbell choir, led by conductor LeAnna Willmore and associate conductor Geoff Anderson, play on two sets of English handbells and handchimes — one with seven octaves and one with 6½ octaves.
The concert includes “Prelude on Herzliebster Jesu,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Be Still My Soul,” “Rhapsody in B-Flat Minor,” “Retrospecitve,” “Fantasy on Kingsfold” and “Toccata” from Organ Symphony No. 1. The concert finishes with “What a Wonderful World” and “Dizzy Fingers.” The handbell numbers will be interspersed with performances by organ solos provided by Temple Square organists Joseph Peeples and Linda Margetts.
How to watch in person or online
Tickets for the concert are free but required — and can go quickly. Each patron may request four tickets; admission is open to those 8 and older. Tickets are available online at mpv.tickets.com
This concert will be streamed on the Tabernacle Choir’s website Friday, June 9, at thetabernaclechoir.org and on the choir’s YouTube channel. It will also be available for on-demand viewing at the end of the concert on the choir’s YouTube channel and in the Choir’s website “Watch and Listen” section.
About the Bells at Temple Square
The Bells at Temple Square was created in March 2005 as part of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square organization. The bell ringers are volunteer musicians, like the members of the Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Chorale at Temple Square.
The handbell choir’s performances include two yearly concerts, taking part often in the weekly “Music & the Spoken Word” broadcasts of the Tabernacle Choir and a major role in the choir’s annual Christmas concerts. The ensemble rehearses weekly.
Watch the bell ringers’ holiday concert “Visions of the Season” and see the Bells at Temple Square playlist on YouTube.
Editor’s note: This was published May 17, 2023, and has been updated.