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Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Welcomes Two New Filipino Participants

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, renowned for their faith-promoting renditions of hymns and inspirational songs, has welcomed two new participants from the Philippines during the 193rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ronald B. Baa and Sundae Mae Indino, both from Cagayan De Oro, were selected after a rigorous screening process to join the prestigious choir, as announced on December 22, 2022.

Comprising of volunteers from all walks of life, the choir transcends cultural and generational boundaries, making it a beacon of unity and diversity. With their performances at events such as the general conference and concerts all over the world, the choir has become a household name.

A New Direction for the Choir

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square's latest direction is to scout the best talent from different stakes (diocese) in the Church and have them become part of what is considered the Lord’s choir. Previously, members of the choir were made up of Church members residing in and around Salt Lake City. This new direction provides an opportunity for the choir to be more diverse and have global representation.

Ronald and Sundae Mae, who were chosen from a handful of candidates after undergoing a meticulous selection process that involved interviews and recorded sessions, expressed their gratitude for being part of a "global choir." They see this as an opportunity to learn and share their talents with others.

For Sundae Mae, "We will become a light not only to the members in the Philippines but to the whole world," while Ronald sees this as an opportunity to fulfill a dream that began with his baptism in 2001. "Heavenly Father gave me more than I asked for," he said. "Not only will I be listening to them, but I have also performed with them, and that's why I am really grateful for this opportunity."

Performing with the Choir


Ronald and Sundae Mae performed with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square during the 193rd Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City in April 2023, alongside other members selected from different countries. Their inclusion in the choir has added another layer of diversity, adding to the already rich tapestry of the choir's membership.

As Sundae Mae said, "God qualifies us for our callings because He knows we have the ability and that He will add to it if we commit to our part. Music knows no boundaries. I know that we will be part of a choir that will touch the hearts of people during the conferences."

Indeed, the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square continues to inspire and uplift people worldwide with their music, and with the addition of Ronald and Sundae Mae, they have further cemented their reputation as a global phenomenon.

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