The Tabernacle Choir Blog

Enjoy the Choir’s Past Summer Concerts Now!

Summer concerts are a long-standing tradition for the Choir and Orchestra. The concerts are held annually each July in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations. The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square today celebrate Music for a Summer Evening concerts with audiences around the world through television, cable television, and now--the world-wide internet. 

Watch these amazing past concerts and broadcasts wherever you are:

2020 Music for a Summer Evening: Celebrating 90 Years of Broadcasting

You can still watch the culminating celebratory event of Music & the Spoken Word’s 90 years of weekly broadcasts—the longest continuously broadcast weekly program in broadcasting history—with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. This special 60-minute broadcast features selected Choir and Orchestra repertoire including special performances with Bryn Terfel, Sissel, and Kristin Chenoweth. The world-famous Tabernacle organ is included with a virtual quintet by all five Tabernacle and Temple Square organists. Celebrate the legacy of this historic program which began in the early days of radio in July 1929 and has continued each week for over 90 years.

2019 Music for a Summer Evening with Sissel

Internationally acclaimed Norwegian-born singer Sissel joined the Choir and Orchestra as the featured guest for the 2019 concert. Known for her “exquisite, crystalline, and captivating” voice, Sissel first performed with the Choir in 2005 on Music & the Spoken Word and in 2006 for the Choir and Orchestra’s annual Christmas concerts. Audiences fell in love with her. “The sincerity and purity of her voice captivates everyone who hears it,” remarked Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir.

2018 Music for a Summer Evening with Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly

Special guest artists from Broadway—singers Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly—joined Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III and The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square to present the 2018 edition of Music for a Summer Evening. This concert featured the lasting musical contributions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein to Broadway and the entire world.