All You Wanted to Know about the 2018 Classic Coast Tour!
On July 3, 2018, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square completed their successful 2018 Classic Coast Tour. It included seven concerts in Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Rohnert Park, and Mountain View, California; Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington. They performed in beautiful concert halls and premier outdoor venues to standing ovations from the enthusiastic audiences thrilled by the variety and spirit of the beautiful music they presented.
“One of the great powers of the Choir and Orchestra is to draw down the powers of heaven through their music to heal, uplift, and strengthen those that hear their words,” said Elder John C. Pingree Jr., a senior Church leader who accompanied them during part of the tour. “They are vehicles for connecting people with God, and they do so beautifully.”
Although the Choir and Orchestra perform weekly for their acclaimed Music and the Spoken Word broadcast—now in its 90th year—and present concerts in their home on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, they have also toured outside Utah to reach other audiences since 1893.
“There is nothing like listening to the Choir in person,” Choir president Ron Jarrett once remarked. “The experience of listening to the Choir live,” added music director Mack Wilberg, “is impossible to capture any other way.”
View photos and read what the Choir and Orchestra members, staff, and journalists had to say about the tour!
Learn more about the 2018 Classic Coast Tour, from the Choir’s detailed preparations to what music was performed on tour. More stories will be added in the days to come.
Members of the Choir and Orchestra share their experiences and give a behind-the-scenes look at the tour.
Read what the Deseret News, Mormon Newsroom, and others had to say about the tour.
See photos at each concert stop taken by Choir and Orchestra members, other volunteers, or staff.
Watch videos captured during tour and the promotional videos prepared before for each city.
Learn about the concert venues where the Choir and Orchestra performed in 2018.
Find out where the Choir and Orchestra have toured since 2000.