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The King’s Singers: Guests for July 22-23 “Music for a Summer Evening” Concert

Mack Wilberg and Choir President Ron Jarrett announced on June 7 that The King’s Singers, England’s six-man a cappella vocal ensemble, will be the featured guests with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for this special summer concert.

The Choir and Orchestra will present “Music for a Summer Evening,” their annual concert held in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations, held on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. in the Conference Center.  The concert will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir and Ryan Murphy, associate music director. 

The King’s Singers have been frequent and much-loved guests of the Choir and Orchestra. They sang with the Choir and Orchestra during the 2002 Olympic Cultural Olympiad performances held in the Tabernacle and were the featured guests of the 2007 Christmas concerts. This ensemble has sung on numerous Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts and will join the Choir and Orchestra again on the Sunday, July 24, 2016 broadcast. The King’s Singers will sign CDs at the Deseret Book store in City Creek Center following the Friday evening concert.

“We are particularly honored that The King’s Singers accepted our invitation this July, especially as our friend counter tenor David Hurley retires in August after 26 years with the group,” said Ron Gunnell, assistant to the Choir president for guest artist relations. The King’s Singers are acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, energy, and charm. They tour regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australasia. Double Grammy® award-winning artists, the group was honored in 2009 for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again in 2012 for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light and Gold album on Universal/Decca.

This concert will be live streamed and broadcast on Saturday, July 23.

The live stream will begin at 8 p.m. at  It will also be carried over the Church satellite system and aired on BYUtv, on that same date and time.

Tickets for the live performance on July 22 and 23 are required.

Free tickets are available now on a first come, first served basis at, or by calling 801-570-0080 or at the Conference Center ticket office. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older.

Standby tickets will not be issued.  However, patrons are invited to stand by for last-minute seating each evening. The standby line will form at the North Gate on Temple Square at 6:30 p.m. for the evening performances.

No tickets are required for the Sunday morning Music & the Spoken Word broadcast in the Conference Center.  Patrons should be in their seats by 9:15 a.m. for the program which starts at 9:30 a.m.