Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah

Messiah 2020 Concert: Continuing the Messiah Tradition

This musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel, first performed in the spring of 1742, has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works. Since 2014, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have performed Handel’s Messiah at Easter every two years in the Tabernacle and live streamed the concert over the Internet to audiences around the world.


You can experience Messiah 3 ways in 2020: through the Live Concert, the Live Stream, and On-Air and On-Demand Viewing.

Live Concert

Dates: The Choir and Orchestra will perform Handel’s Messiah on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah on Good Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be performed live in the Tabernacle and simulcast to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Legacy Theatre and to the Conference Center Theater.

Guest Soloists: Renowned guest soloists performing with the Choir and Orchestra are Andriana Chuchman, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Tyler Nelson, tenor; and Christian Pursell, bass-baritone. Learn more here.

Tickets: Free tickets for the live concerts and simulcasts on Temple Square are required. They will be available online only on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (mountain) at churchofjesuschrist.org/events. Admission is available to those eight years and older. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to join the standby line which will form at the west gate on Temple Square for last-minute seating.

Live Stream

To make the concert available throughout the world to all who want to celebrate the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the concerts will be live streamed on Good Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. (mountain) at ChurchofJesusChrist.org, TheTabernacleChoir.org, and on the Choir’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Plan your own Messiah sing-along event in your home, church, or a community center.

On-Air and On-Demand Concert Viewing

BYUtv will air Messiah on Easter Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. (mountain). After the concert has been live streamed, it will be available on-demand from the Choir’s website and YouTube channel. It will also be available at byutv.org.

To enhance your Messiah Concert experience, the following resources to assist your participation will be available soon.

  • How to View Instructions 2020 Concert (coming in early March)
  • 2020 Concert Program PDFs in three formats – Standard, Single-page, or booklet (coming in early April) 


During the last Messiah performances in 2018, more than 200,000 people in countries around the world joined via the digital stream in their homes with family and friends, or with larger groups in churches, schools, and community centers. Many others joined as their own Messiah sing-along events took place using the live internet stream available from the Choir’s website or via the Church satellite broadcast system.

To learn how to plan your Messiah event, additional resources will be available soon. 


To create a rewarding Messiah experience for audiences, the Choir has posted additional resources and information on its website that will enrich the understanding of George Frideric Handel and this beloved Messiah oratorio.