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Announcing the 2016 Pioneer Day Guest Artists

This year’s Pioneer Day concert guests are one of the Choir’s most popular guest artists, having performed in the 2007 Christmas concerts, four Cultural Olympiad concerts held in the Tabernacle during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and numerous Music and the Spoken Word appearances. We are pleased to announce the King’s Singers as our special guests.

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Veterans Day Songs to Honor All Who Served

Each year on November 11, Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States to honor military veterans. The reason Veterans Day falls on November 11 is because the hostilities of World War I officially came to an end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. The holiday was originally called Armistice Day but was renamed in 1954.

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“America the Beautiful” in Over 20 East Coast Locations

Picture yourself walking through New York City or Boston and suddenly being stopped in your tracks by a large group singing “America the Beautiful.” You then thank them for the singing only to find out that they are members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Too good to be true right? Not so fast…

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Watch the Pioneer Day Concert Online Saturday Night

If you weren’t able to get tickets for the Pioneer Day concerts on July 17–18, 2015, you’re in luck! The concert will be streamed live on motab.org or on our YouTube channel at 8:00 p.m. on July 18, 2015. The concert, Music for a Summer Evening, will feature Laura Osnes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Orchestra at Temple Square performing Broadway favorites.

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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.)

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Watch Pioneer Day Preview Videos

The Pioneer Day Concert 2014, “A Summer Celebration of Song” is just around the corner. It begins tomorrow and continues on Saturday. 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.

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Don’t Miss the Choir’s Summer Extravaganza!

The Pioneer Day Concert 2014, “A Summer Celebration of Song” is coming up fast, July 18 and 19. Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir and Ryan Murphy, associate music director, will direct the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Tickets for the two performances are distributed but you can still be a part of the concert featuring Broadway and film star Santino Fontana.

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Katherine Jenkins Pioneer Day Concert

Katherine Jenkins is known and loved throughout the world. Born in Neath, Wales, the mezzo-soprano has brought classical music to mainstream audiences, releasing 10 studio albums since 2004, when she signed the biggest ever classical record deal. When her fifth album entered the charts at #3, Jenkins said, “I never imagined when I was a young girl listening to them on the radio that I would outsell the Spice Girls and Celine Dion. It’s almost too much to take in. I can’t thank my fans enough for all their support." Her albums have sold over 7 million copies worldwide.

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Music & The Spoken Word Pioneer Day Concert Rehearsal

I could hardly wait for Tuesday night’s first dress rehearsal. Due to some construction work going on in the Conference Center parking garage, all of the Choir members had to take a detour and enter through stage left (the men’s side). It was a little crowded, and the line seemed to be moving slowly. But before I even entered the hall I could hear the strains of Lindsey Stirling’s beautiful music soaring through the hall and I immediately recognized that she and the Orchestra were rehearsing her song “Elements.” Everyone had stopped moving and was patiently waiting because Lindsey was on the “football” (that’s what we call the upper stage where the Choir loft seating is)—and of course Lindsey wasn’t just playing her violin, she was dancing and leaping around as part of her rehearsal—so we couldn’t very well have 350 people walking into her!

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Tickets Go Quickly for Pioneer Day Concert

Salt Lake City — Young fans and others eager to see up-and-coming Latter-day Saint artists Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco quickly grabbed up all available tickets to this year’s Pioneer Day concert, which will be on July 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. 

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