2019 Pioneer Day Concert
The 2019 Pioneer Day concerts will be held in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center. The concerts will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director. The concert will be live streamed on thetabernaclechoir.org at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. It will also be carried live over the Church satellite system and aired on BYU Television. Additional information on viewing times and places will be available at a later date.
Tickets for the concerts will be available on Tuesday, June 18, at 9:00 a.m. at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll-free 1-866-637-8457. Admission is open to those eight-years and older. Tickets for the concerts are complimentary and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Each patron may request up to four tickets. Patrons who don’t receive tickets are encouraged to standby for last-minute seating each of the concert which is often available. The standby line forms by the flagpole near the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
No tickets will be required for the July 21, 2019, Music and the Spoken Word broadcast which will be held in the Conference Center at 9:30 a.m. Patrons should be in their seats by 9:15 a.m.
2019 FEATURED GUEST ARTIST: SISSEL
Internationally acclaimed Norwegian-born singer Sissel will be the featured guest for the Choir and Orchestra’s 2019 Pioneer Day Concert. Audiences still have not forgotten Sissel’s stunning performances at the Choir and Orchestra’s 2006 Christmas concerts. The concert was shown in 2007 on PBS stations to 4 million viewers around the country. The Christmas CD, Spirit of the Season, was #1 on Billboard’s Classical chart for nine weeks and was nominated for two Grammy® awards. Read more about Sissel here.
These summer concerts featuring music by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have been a long-standing tradition. Recent guest artists have included Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly (2018), Alex Boyé (2017), The Kings 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 third Emmy Award. (The Choir has since added a fourth Emmy Award for its Tanner Gift of Music concert with James Taylor.)