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Tabernacle Choir cancels rehearsal and live taping due to illnesses

Jun 22, 2023, 9:00 PM

The Tabernacle Choir for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has canceled a live taping...

FILE: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square will play a previously recorded episode this Sunday instead of its usual live taping. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Tabernacle Choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has canceled a rehearsal and live taping this Sunday– something that hasn’t happened since the pandemic.

Instead, this Sunday the choir will air an episode they taped on their trip to Mexico.

The cancellation comes a week after the choir kicked off its world tour in Mexico.

A spokeswoman for the church said a couple of members caught COVID-19 on their trip to Mexico. They were isolated and treated, but since arriving back in Utah more choir members tested positive.

Other members also have travel-related gastrointestinal illnesses.

A church spokeswoman said canceling the Tabernacle Choir rehearsal and taping will give choir members time to recover and will prevent the further spread of illnesses.

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