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Want to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

Published: Thursday, July 2 2015 1:30 p.m. MDT

Morning session of the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 7, 2013.  (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Morning session of the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 7, 2013. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

It is one thing to watch The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform. It is another thing altogether to sing in the Choir, one of world's most accomplished music ensembles.

Now is your chance.

For the next six weeks, the Choir office will be accepting applications for openings for 2014.

Music director Mack Wilberg said, "We are looking for accomplished singer-musicians in all voice parts. We encourage experienced performers who want to dedicate their time to serve in this way to apply."

The deadline is Aug.15, 2013. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 55 and live within 100 miles of Salt Lake City's Temple Square. Because the Choir acts as an official ambassador for the LDS Church, all applicants must be members of the church in good standing.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square perform in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 22, 2011. (Deseret News Archive) The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square perform in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 22, 2011. (Deseret News Archive)

The application process requires several steps, including sending a formal application, a bishop's letter of recommendation and a voice tape; taking a music theory test; and, finally, having an in-person audition.

Those who feel they meet the criteria are encouraged to apply. Those selected are initially admitted to the Temple Square Chorale, and, after their Chorale and Choir School training is completed, they may sing with the Choir. For details, click here.

Special note for this year's auditions:

The date by which someone must have turned 55 has been changed from Aug. 15, 2013, to April 30, 2014. Those impacted by this change are still encouraged to apply this year as a one-time exception will be made.

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