Pioneer Day Concert: Music for a Summer Evening
The Mormon Taberncle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present "Music for a Summer Evening," their annual concert held in conjunction with Pioneer Day celebrations honoring the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in 1847. The concert will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Conference Center and will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir and Ryan Murphy, associate music director.
Due to unavoidable and unanticipated scheduling conflicts with the filming of his current TV series, Christopher Jackson will be unable to join the Choir and Orchestra for the 2017 Pioneer Day concerts.
The Choir is very pleased to announce that Alex Boyé, singer, entertainer, and mega-million-view YouTube artist, will now be the guest artist for the Pioneer Day concerts. Alex Boye’ is known for his dynamic African-infused songs that have gained over 400 million views on YouTube. Recently named 2017 Artist of the Year and grand prize winner in a music contest sponsored by Pepsi & Hard Rock Cafe, he will be performing a half-time show for NFL's Monday Night Football this December in Miami.
He is a uniquely versatile artist with a style that appeals to all ages. He has shared the stage with many notable artists including, Jay-Z, Tim McGraw, George Michael, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, The Beach Boys, and opened for Olivia Newton John at the world-renowned Royal Albert Hall, fulfilling a life-time dream. As an innovative YouTube artist, Mr. Boye’s unique and creative videos have been featured on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and several Internet outlets. Alex has appeared numerous times as a Choir soloist and on several CD recordings. Before earning fame as a solo artist, Boye was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir where he honed many of the skills he considers crucial to his success.
Tickets for this concert have all been claimed. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to Patrons without tickets are encouraged to join the standby line which forms beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the North Gate on Temple Square on Temple Square for last minute seating which is often available
These summer concerts featuring music by the Choir and Orchestra have been a long-standing tradition. Recent guest artists have included King's Singers (2016), Laura Osnes (2015), Santino Fontana (2014), Nathan Pacheco and Lindsey Stirling (2013), Katherine Jenkins (2012), and Linda Eder and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2011). Prior concerts have been filmed and later rebroadcast on BYU Television. The summer concert of 2012 with Katherine Jenkins won for the Choir its second Emmy Award. (The Choir has since added a third Emmy Award for its Tanner Gift of Music concert with James Taylor.)