Philippines World Tour 2024
Watch The Concert Live
The concert, held in Manila on February 28th, 2024 will begin at 8:00 p.m. and the live stream can be viewed below. More information about the Philippines tour and tickets will be released soon.
About The Concert
Following a successful tour to Mexico City in 2023, the Choir is looking forward to a new stop on their world tour in 2024. The Choir plans to travel to the Philippines from February 20 through February 29, 2024, as part of their world tour “Hope.” This will be the Choir’s first trip to the Philippines — an area often called “Asia’s pearl” because of its rich culture and scenic landscapes.
The concerts will be held at the MoA Arena in Manila and will feature special guest artists from Philippines performing a repertoire that reflects, in part, the musicality of the country. Filipinos are a nation of singing people whose choral tradition started in its indigenous origins and has continued until today. Internationally, the Philippines has one of the highest viewerships of Music & the Spoken Word.
Choir president Michael O. Leavitt says: “Our goal is to magnify the Choir’s impact throughout the world by helping people feel God’s love for His children. Our performances will be free. Many will be live streamed so local congregations in the regions we visit can invite their friends and communities to participate.”
The entry period for tickets has officially closed. All tickets, to those that are selected for tickets, will be distributed shortly.
Acclaimed Broadway singer and actress Lea Salonga will be the featured guest artist on the Choir’s tour to the Philippines.
Lea Salonga is a multiple award-winning actor and singer renowned across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. She is acclaimed for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards in the field of musical theatre.
Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Mulan I and Mulan II. Lea served as a judge on the Philippines hit version of “The Voice,” including the ratings juggernaut “The Voice Kids.” An avid techie and gamer, Lea divides her time between Manila, Philippines, with her family and the United States.
Lea first performed with the Tabernacle Choir in December 2022 during the Season of Light: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square and Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, said he is looking forward to working with her again. “It was a delight to have Lea Salonga share her extraordinary talents at our Christmas concert last year in Salt Lake City. It is an honor for the Choir to go to Lea’s home country to perform with her and experience the kindness of the Filippino people,” he said.
In addition to Lea Salonga joining the choir, Ysabelle Cuevas will also be joining in the performances. Ysabelle is a celebrated singer-songwrtier from the Philippines who has made significant strides in the music industry with her emotive voice and distinctive songwriting. In 2018, Ysabelle’s original song “Daunted,” released through Warner Music Philippines, marked a significant milestone in her career, resonating with fans across East Asia and North America. Ysabelle currently releases original music with Universal Music Group Philippines.
Her passion for cultural connections extends beyond her original work. Ysabelle has gained worldwide acclaim for her covers, winning music contests and earning features in major publications. Her adept translations of Korean songs into Filipino and English demonstrate her unique ability to merge diverse musical traditions and appeal to a global audience.
Suzi Entrata-Abrera and Paolo Abrera
Finally, the choir and other guest artists will be joined by husband and wife duo, Paolo Abrera and Suzi Entrata-Abrera who will act as narrators during the performances. Suzie and Paolo are both TV personalities and news anchors who are well known in the Philippines and the choir is thrilled to have them join this historic performance.