Former Tabernacle Choir president dies at age 85

Mac Christensen, Tabernacle Choir president from 2000 to 2012, former director of the Church’s Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center, and a Utah businessman, died Friday Oct. 11, 2019. He was 85.

Tabernacle Choir President Ron Jarrett said Christensen left an enduring legacy of excellence for The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra and Bells at Temple Square.

“During his tenure, the Choir received the prestigious National Medal of Arts, two Grammy nominations, and Music & the Spoken Word was inducted into the National Association Broadcasting Hall of Fame,” wrote Jarrett.

Mac Christensen, 85, former president of the Tabernacle Choir, died Friday Oct. 11, 2019.
Mac Christensen, 85, former president of the Tabernacle Choir, died Friday Oct. 11, 2019.

“His favorite song was ‘God Be with You Till We Meet Again’ because it meant that another broadcast, concert or tour had come to a meaningful end. Those words have never rung truer than today as we mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague. May these beautiful lyrics be our prayer of comfort for the Christensen family at this tender time.”