The Washington, D.C. Temple Orchestra (formerly known as theMormon Orchestra of Washington DC is an all-volunteer orchestra. Although not directly sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) it was formed under the direction of local church leadership in suburban Washington DC.
The orchestra's membership is composed of LDS instrumentalists in the metropolitan Washington DC area, including Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC. Participants must audition for membership in the orchestra. In cases when the local membership cannot fill all seats non-LDS musicians fill in on an ad hoc, volunteer basis.
The orchestra performs most of its concerts at the Visitors' Center of the Washington DC LDS temple in Kensington, Maryland.