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Celebrate Easter with Messiah and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir!

“Hallelujah” Virtual Choir video now available online!

The “Hallelujah” Virtual Choir video produced in cooperation with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, features singers from all over the world singing with the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Submitted videos were compiled with a performance of the Choir and Orchestra to make an amazing Easter video you won’t want to miss!  Enjoy voices lifted up together to say what “Hallelujah” means: Praise Ye the Lord!. 

You are invited to join our Messiah celebrations!

This Easter, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square invite you to join them in adding your voice with those around the world celebrating the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. On Good Friday, March 25, the Choir and Orchestra will live stream throughout the world their performance of Handel’s beloved Messiah oratorio from Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. Composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel in just 23 days, Messiah uses biblical texts to herald the life of Jesus Christ, and has become one of the world’s most performed and beloved musical traditions.

To enrich your Messiah experience with us, the Choir has made available downloadable instructions, a sample public domain musical score, and the concert program with libretto, plus other information at motab.org/messiah.

Join our Messiah celebrations in one of these ways!

Live Stream using the Internet

Join us in the comfort of your own home to hear Messiah on Good Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. MDT with a pre-concert feed beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The live stream video can be accessed at motab.org/messiah. It will be available after the concert for on-demand viewing at motab.org/messiah and on the Choir’s YouTube channel through Monday, April 4, at 11:59 p.m. MDT).

Messiah Sing event organized and scheduled locally

Organize your own Messiah Sing event! Join with other community, music and church groups around the world in singing Messiah. You can schedule your own event two ways: (1) concurrent with the live stream Internet feed of the concert on Good Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. or (2) after the concert’s end, at a time convenient for your participants, using the on-demand link that will be posted on motab.org/messiah (The on-demand video will be available through Monday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.)

As a further option, the concert will be broadcast over the Church satellite system on Friday, March 25 in LDS chapels where Messiah Sing events have been planned.

Plan to interact with us by sharing your photos during and after your Messiah experience using #MessiahLive!

To learn more about Messiah, the research, study, and historical baroque music techniques used by the Choir and Orchestra, listen to the next installment of Mormon Tabernacle Choir Premieres on the Mormon Channel. This episode on the Messiah CD is an interview with Mack Wilberg, Ryan Murphy, and musicologist Luke Howard with host Ruth Todd.