The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square invite music lovers and those celebrating Easter around the world, to enjoy Handel’s Messiah with renowned guest soloists Amanda Woodbury, Tamara Mumford, Tyler Nelson, and Tyler Simpson streamed over the internet.
As 2021 begins, The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells at Temple Square look forward with hope to a wonderful year and echo the words of British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come.” The year 2021 does bring with it hope, even though pandemic restrictions are still being observed for new live performances and recordings.
The year 2020 began for The Tabernacle Choir like most of the past decade with a planned rigorous performing, touring, and recording schedule. It envisioned a tour to the Nordic countries and the UK, 75 live performances—including 52 weekly Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts—plus Handel’s Messiah at Easter, Pioneer Day and Christmas concerts, and the release of two new recordings.
Last year, when the pandemic temporarily halted the century-long tradition of daily organ concerts—a beloved tradition for music lovers and visitors to Salt Lake City’s Temple Square—the Tabernacle and Temple Square organists proposed the start of a new organ tradition: streaming organ concerts on the Choir’s website and social media.