Back from touring the heartland of America with rave reviews in each of the six cities, the Choir is on the move again. But this time, just across the street. Every summer with tourists pouring into Salt Lake City, the Choir switches to the Conference Center on North Temple to accommodate visitors. Both Thursday evening rehearsals and Music & The Spoken Word broadcasts are held in the Conference Center until Labor Day.View Full Story
Timpanist - Orchestra on Temple Square
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a new and improved web site: www.mormontabernaclechoir.org. More than an update of the previous one, this new look and style is easy to navigate, full of the latest information and media and the capstone to the Choir’s presence on the Internet and in social media.View Full Story
SALT LAKE CITY —The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will make a special stop on its Upper Midwest Tour on 19 June to honor the Mormon pioneer loggers whose remarkable labor built Nauvoo, Illinois, a city central to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A commemorative historical marker paid for and donated by the members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be erected at the Trail of Honor Park in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, near the mills where Latter-day Saints harvested over one and a half a million board feet of lumber and then floated it down the Black River to Nauvoo 400 miles away. In recognition of the pioneers’ hard work and ingenuity, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform specially prepared musical numbers for members of the community.View Full Story
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces James Taylor, Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco for Summer Concerts
Salt Lake City — Music lovers have much to anticipate this summer, as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir partners with three very diverse artists for two remarkable concerts. Up-and-coming Latter-day Saint artists Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco will be the featured performers with the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square at this year’s Pioneer Day concert on Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 July, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center. On the other end of the summer concert season, on Friday and Saturday, 6 and 7 September, five-time Grammy Award-winning artist James Taylor will perform with the Choir and the Utah Symphony at the Conference Center for the 30th anniversary of the Tanner Gift of Music concert series.View Full Story
Hip hop, opera, and pop! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square can do it all, as this summer’s concerts will witness. Joining with up-and-coming LDS artists Lindsey Sterling and Nathan Pacheco at the Pioneer Day Concert Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, and with James Taylor and the Utah Symphony for the 30th annual Tanner Gift of Music concert on Friday and Saturday, September 6-7, the Choir will be crossing “generational and cultural boundaries,” says Choir President Ron Jarrett.
For those not familiar with Lindsey and Nathan, both are new, bright, shining stars on the music scene. Lindsey, a classically-trained violinist, first came to the public’s attention in 2010 as a quarterfinalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent for combining the melodic sounds of the violin with the dynamic energy of hip hop—and dancing at the same time. Her YouTube videos have been viewed over 300 million times.
Nathan is a versatile opera-to-pop tenor who has toured North America with famed composer Yanni, performed across Britain with Katherine Jenkins (last year’s Pioneer Day concert guest) and the London Symphony orchestra, and performed for Prince Charles.
James Taylor, guest artist for the Tanner Gift of Music concert in September, is known and loved by music fans everywhere. His music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal form. His career spans four decades, with close to 100 million albums sold and five Grammy Awards won. His warm baritone, introspective lyrics, and unique guitar sounds are immediately recognizable. In 2011 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama at The White House, and in 2012 James was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.
This concert will mark 30 years since the first Tanner Gift of Music concert in 1983, which was the Verdi Requiem. The series was created by two friends, Obert C. Tanner and Gordon B. Hinckley, to build bridges in the community through a free biennial concert of the Choir and the Utah Symphony. Mack Wilberg will conduct the Choir and Symphony in this anniversary concert.
Tickets are available for the Pioneer Concerts—at no cost—at www.lds.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080. Check back later in the summer for James Taylor/Tanner Gift of Music tickets.