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Choir to Sing at Sesquicentennial Celebration in Richfield

It was 150 years ago, in 1864 just as the Salt Lake Tabernacle was being completed, that Mormon pioneers settled in the Sevier valley in central Utah. There they found valleys surrounded by beautiful red rock mountains and snow covered peaks. Richfield, the county seat and largest city in central Utah, was named in recognition of the fertile soil. Even today, farming continues to be a major way of life for many residents. The history and heritage of the people is a cause for a sesquicentennial celebration.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will perform at the sesquicentennial’s opening fall concert, Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Sevier Valley Center on Snow College’s Richfield campus.

This is only the second time the Choir has performed in Richfield. The Choir was invited to present a concert at the opening of the Sevier Valley Center in 2003. The Choir has performed at other such events around the state in its role as musical ambassadors of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many Choir members trace their ancestry to this central Utah settlement.

“We are looking ahead to the special opportunity to share our music with the good people of Richfield,” Choir President Ron Jarrett said to Choir members as they rehearsed for their second concert outside of Salt Lake this year. “This concert means so much to them and they are excited to welcome you to their town to be part of their sesquicentennial celebration.”

Tickets are available at the Sevier Valley Center Box Office, Fresh Market or online at or by calling 435-893-2223