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5 Unforgettable Pioneer Day Concert Moments

The Pioneer Day Concert 2014, “A Summer Celebration of Song” debuts tonight and continues tomorrow. Tickets for the two performances are distributed but you can still be a part of the concert featuring Broadway and film star Santino Fontana. Standby seating will be available both Friday and Saturday. Hundreds of standbys are usually seated at Choir concerts and patrons are encouraged to come. The standby line forms at the North Gate of Temple Square at 6 p.m. The Choir will be broadcasting the concert on Saturday on its website—MoTab.org/PioneerDay—and BYUtv will air the program that night as well. Both are at 8 p.m. Mountain time. (BYUtv will also reair the concert on July 24 at 7 p.m., 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.)

Here are 5 memorable moments from past Pioneer Day concerts.

1. Katherine Jenkins - 2012

Having recently finished a run on television’s Dancing With The Stars, Katherine Jenkins not only sang but also danced the Paso Doble at the 2012 Pioneer Day concert. She even brought along her former dance partner from the show, Mark Ballas. 

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2. Lindsey Stirling - 2013

Performing her song “Elements,” Lindsey Stirling danced across the fog-filled stage stage to the haunting sounds of the Choir's "oohs" and "ahhs."

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3. Nathan Pacheco – 2013

Nathan Pacheco dazzled the Pioneer Day concert crowd in 2013 when he performed Giacomo Puccini’s Nessun dorma.

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4. The Osmonds – 2008

The Osmond Family capped off 50 years of performing together with performances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2008.

5. Brian Stokes Mitchell – 2011 

Broadway star, Brian Stokes Mitchell returned to Salt Lake City join with the Choir for the Pioneer Day concert in 2011.

 

In anticipation of this year's show, below is the entire 2013 Pioneer Day concert featuring Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco. Enjoy!