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Join Us For Messiah Events This March

What 2014 Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert sold out in seven minutes? What 1959 Choir recording was one of the most successful classical recordings of its time and became a benchmark for classical musical recordings? The answer to both questions is Handel’s Messiah. This musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel, first performed in the spring of 1742, has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works.

In March 2016, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will release their newest recording of the famed oratorio. In addition, they will perform Messiah live in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on two nights, and live-stream the performance to the world over the Internet on the second night as part of Easter celebrations on Temple Square this year.

A Landmark new recording of Handel’s Messiah

The new Messiah recording, an edition by Mack Wilberg for large choir and orchestra, will be available in two versions: Complete Oratorio containing the full work on two CDs with a bonus DVD, and Highlights on a single CD containing selected choruses and solos. The official release date is March 4, 2016, but click either title to pre-order with a special 15% discount available NOW.

Live Messiah performances on March 24 and 25, 2016

The Choir and Orchestra will perform Messiah live in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on March 24 and 25, 2016.  Free tickets for the Tabernacle as well as over-flow venues will be available. Details will be available soon in Choir Notes and on our website.

Sing with the Choir on Friday, March 25! #MessiahLive

Wherever you are in the world—even in the comfort of your own home—this is your opportunity to sing Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir using the Internet livestream of the concert. Watch the Choir website for more information. Plan to interact with us at #MessiahLive to share your experiences!