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An Evening of Britten & Bernstein

The Orchestra at Temple Square and Temple Square Chorale will join their musical talents for this year’s spring concert entitled “An Evening of Britten & Bernstein” in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will first feature the Orchestra at Temple Square performing English composer Benjamin Britten’s most popular work, “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” The Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra will combine for the remainder of the concert performing Britten’s sacred choral composition “Te Deum in C,” followed by Leonard Bernstein’s 1965 choral composition Chichester Psalms. The evening’s performances will be under the baton of Ryan Murphy, associate music director of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and conductor of the Temple Square Chorale.


Ticket availability will be available on Tuesday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m. Tickets may be obtained from or by phone 801-570-0080. Concert tickets will be free but required.  Each patron can request 4 tickets. Admission is limited to those eight (8) and older. Patrons without tickets are invited to stand by for last-minute seating which is usually available each evening. The standby line will form at the flag pole on Temple Square for the evening performances

The Orchestra at Temple Square is an all-volunteer musical organization formed in 1999 at the direction of Gordon B. Hinckley, then President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its charter is to accompany the musical ensembles of the Tabernacle Choir organization and also to perform in concerts of its own.

The Temple Square Chorale was formed in 1999, as part of changes to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization which included the creation of the Orchestra at Temple Square. The Chorale serves as a training ensemble for new members of the Tabernacle Choir. It is comprised of new members completing their audition process as well as those members who were new to the Choir the previous year plus a few other current Choir members to provide a complement of roughly 110 singers.