The Piano Guys to Perform with The Tabernacle Choir
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has a unique program planned for Music & the Spoken Word featuring special guest artists The Piano Guys on Sunday, August 28, 2022. This is the first time the piano and cello combo, Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson, will take to the stage with The Tabernacle Choir.
No tickets are required but attendance is limited to those eight-years and older. To attend the live performance of Music & the Spoken Word in the Conference Center patrons should be in their seats by 9:15 a.m.; the 30-minute broadcast begins at 9:30 a.m. As always, audiences can live stream Music & the Spoken Word from anywhere in the world. It will also be available for on-demand viewing after the broadcast ends.
The Piano Guys gained popularity through YouTube beginning in 2011 when they began posting videos combining classical, pop, film scores and original music. They showcased their music through elaborate or cinematic videos at iconic locations such as the Great Wall of China, Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil, and Petra in the Middle East.
Steve Sharp Nelson in his inimitable manner said of performing with the Choir: “We’ve been practicing very hard over the last who-knows-how-many years to build up enough musical acumen to perform with the greatest choir and orchestra in the world. To perform together has been something we’ve sincerely dreamed of doing ever since we were mini-musicians. We are elated at this opportunity!”
The Piano Guys have more than 2 billion views on their YouTube channel and over 7 million subscribers. They released seven studio albums on Sony Masterworks, each debuting at #1 on the Billboard Magazine® Classical Albums or New Age Albums charts. The Piano Guys have amassed more than 1 billion music streams, and the group will be releasing several new songs and music videos in 2022. They are known for their versions of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”, Frozen’s “Let It Go”, David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium” and Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.”
The band has appeared on major TV programs worldwide and in sold-out shows around the globe, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House to major venues in the United States including Red Rocks, Wolf Trap, and Ravinia. Over the years, The Tabernacle Choir, too, has performed on each of these storied stages.
Tickets are not required for this special Sunday morning performance. Ample seating is available in the Conference Center where the Choir performs each summer. The Choir returns to the Tabernacle for Sunday morning broadcasts beginning on September 11, 2022 and then moves back to the Conference Center at the end of November for the Christmas performances.