Cinderella on stage in the Conference Center with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square! It doesn’t get better than this.
This year’s Pioneer Day concert guests are one of the Choir’s most popular guest artists, having performed in the 2007 Christmas concerts, four Cultural Olympiad concerts held in the Tabernacle during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and numerous Music & the Spoken Word appearances. We are pleased to announce the King’s Singers as our special guests.
Each year on November 11, Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States to honor military veterans. The reason Veterans Day falls on November 11 is because the hostilities of World War I officially came to an end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. The holiday was originally called Armistice Day but was renamed in 1954.
When the original guest artist, Christopher Jackson, had to cancel due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Alex Boyé was willing to step into his shoes and give it his all—and he delivered in a BIG way.
Picture yourself walking through New York City or Boston and suddenly being stopped in your tracks by a large group singing “America the Beautiful.” You then thank them for the singing only to find out that they are members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Too good to be true right? Not so fast…
If you weren’t able to get tickets for the Pioneer Day concerts on July 17–18, 2015, you’re in luck! The concert will be streamed live on motab.org or on our YouTube channel at 8:00 p.m. on July 18, 2015. The concert, Music for a Summer Evening, will feature Laura Osnes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Orchestra at Temple Square performing Broadway favorites.
What do you do when you want to watch the Pioneer Day concert but you live outside of Utah or the United States? Simple—you stream it live on our website (mormontabernaclechoir.org) Saturday night, July 18, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. If you prefer to use YouTube, click here to access youtube.com/mormontabchoir on July 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Alex Boyé is certainly no stranger to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. As a Choir member from 2007-2014, Boyé was featured as a soloist on two songs from the album, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: American Folk Hymns and Spirituals. He has also performed a variety of solos on past Choir broadcasts, concerts, and tours.
The Pioneer Day Concert 2014, “A Summer Celebration of Song” debuts tonight and continues tomorrow. Tickets for the two performances are distributed but you can still be a part of the concert featuring Broadway and film star Santino Fontana. Standby seating will be available both Friday and Saturday. Hundreds of standbys are usually seated at Choir concerts and patrons are encouraged to come. The standby line forms at the North Gate of Temple Square at 6 p.m. The Choir will be broadcasting the concert on Saturday on its website—MoTab.org/PioneerDay—and BYUtv will air the program that night as well. Both are at 8 p.m. Mountain time. (BYUtv will also reair the concert on July 24 at 7 p.m., 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.)
The Pioneer Day Concert 2014, “A Summer Celebration of Song” is just around the corner. It begins tomorrow and continues on Saturday. Tickets for the two performances are distributed but you can still be a part of the concert featuring Broadway and film star Santino Fontana. Standby seating will be available both Friday and Saturday. Hundreds of standbys are usually seated at Choir concerts and patrons are encouraged to come. The standby line forms at the North Gate of Temple Square at 6 p.m.
The 2013 Independence Day Special Edition of Music & the Spoken Word was recently uploaded to the Choir's YouTube channel. Below you'll find the songs from the broadcast as well as the full episode.
Why is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir often referred to as America’s Choir? It was given such a designation by President Ronald Reagan who had the 360-voice choir sing at his inaugural. The Choir does not perform from the seat of national government or from one of the country’s massive metropolises. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is America’s Choir because of its reach into the patriotic soul of this nation.
The Pioneer Day Concert 2014, “A Summer Celebration of Song” is coming up fast, July 18 and 19. Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir and Ryan Murphy, associate music director, will direct the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Tickets for the two performances are distributed but you can still be a part of the concert featuring Broadway and film star Santino Fontana.
Katherine Jenkins is known and loved throughout the world. Born in Neath, Wales, the mezzo-soprano has brought classical music to mainstream audiences, releasing 10 studio albums since 2004, when she signed the biggest ever classical record deal. When her fifth album entered the charts at #3, Jenkins said, “I never imagined when I was a young girl listening to them on the radio that I would outsell the Spice Girls and Celine Dion. It’s almost too much to take in. I can’t thank my fans enough for all their support." Her albums have sold over 7 million copies worldwide.
The 2014 Deer Valley® Music Festival kicks off on July 4th with a performance by The Texas Tenors, a band that blends country, gospel, classical, and Broadway music. The July 4th concert is the first in an impressive lineup of musical talent. Other notable performers include Ben Folds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Kenny Rogers.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Member
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Violin - Orchestra on Temple Square
Saturday, July 20, 2013
I could hardly wait for Tuesday night’s first dress rehearsal. Due to some construction work going on in the Conference Center parking garage, all of the Choir members had to take a detour and enter through stage left (the men’s side). It was a little crowded, and the line seemed to be moving slowly. But before I even entered the hall I could hear the strains of Lindsey Stirling’s beautiful music soaring through the hall and I immediately recognized that she and the Orchestra were rehearsing her song “Elements.” Everyone had stopped moving and was patiently waiting because Lindsey was on the “football” (that’s what we call the upper stage where the Choir loft seating is)—and of course Lindsey wasn’t just playing her violin, she was dancing and leaping around as part of her rehearsal—so we couldn’t very well have 350 people walking into her!
Salt Lake City — Young fans and others eager to see up-and-coming Latter-day Saint artists Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco quickly grabbed up all available tickets to this year’s Pioneer Day concert, which will be on July 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Timpanist - Orchestra on Temple Square
Thursday, July 18, 2013