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Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt Named New President Of Tabernacle Choir

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt will be the new president of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Leavitt will replace Ron Jarrett, according to an announcement made by Bishop Gérald Caussé.

Leavitt will oversee over the 700 volunteers that make up the choir. One of his goals is to expand the choir’s worldwide reach and audience. 

Caussé said Leavitt’s past leadership roles including governor, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and Health and Human Services Secretary prepared him to build on the choir’s legacy. 

The choir has been on hiatus because of COVID-19 restrictions but plans on resuming rehearsals later this month. Currently, they are planning on performing at the October General Conference.