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Watch Messiah with The Tabernacle Choir: Beginning March 26

Join us! Beginning Friday, March 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time), The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will stream George Frideric Handel’s beloved Messiah oratorio. This Easter presentation will enable families and individuals around the world to draw closer to Jesus Christ through the music and scriptural text of Messiah. It will also be available after the stream for on-demand viewing. 

This special Easter encore performance of Messiah was recorded at Easter in 2018 with Mack Wilberg, conducting renowned guest soloists Amanda Woodbury, Tamara Mumford, Tyler Nelson, and Tyler Simpson, with Tabernacle organists Andrew Unsworth and Brian Mathias at the organ. The full Messiah stream is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

New for the 2021 Messiah Stream

This year’s concert stream has been refreshed with new graphics and the new Choir logo. Focusing on the Choir’s digital-first emphasis, the 2021 stream on our YouTube channel and Facebook page will offer fascinating commentary about the Messiah oratorio in the online chat during the concert stream. Here are the links to the YouTube Premiere and also the Facebook Premiere. You can set a reminder for the performance and share the link with others.

The Choir’s new Messiah webpage has also been updated with more resource information about the history of Handel, the Messiah oratorio, and the storied history of The Tabernacle Choir and Messiah. Also included are the concert program (pdf format) to download as well as links to musical scores. Many of the pages are also available in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Check our new Messiah information pages:

Where to find the Messiah Stream

The internet stream begins Friday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time on the following websites and channels and apps:

Online:

Other Airings:

  • BYUtv: Easter Sunday, April 4, 6 a.m. MT and 11 p.m. MT

  • Classical 89: Easter Sunday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. MDT

  • BYUradio: Easter Sunday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. MDT 

  • BYUtv.org and BYUtv app: On-demand starting on Saturday, March 27

On-Demand Viewing:

Don’t worry if you are not able to join us on March 26. After the concert has been streamed, it will be available on-demand from the Choir’s website TheTabernacleChoir.org/MessiahYouTube channel, and Facebook page. It will also be available on-demand at byutv.org, on the BYUtv app, on the KSLtv Facebook page, and KSLtv app.

Interested in Singing Messiah with The Tabernacle Choir?

Music lovers around the world, in the comfort and safety of their own homes, will be joining their voices with the Choir’s Messiah stream to sing Handel’s beloved oratorio. (You can sing as loudly or softly as you want in your own home!) Check out the Sing Messiah with The Tabernacle Choir page to find links to music scores that can be downloaded or purchased online.