2016 European Tour
“The visit of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square was a great blessing to Church members in Europe. They were able to see the Choir live, not just on video or satellite transmission during General Conference. I felt that Church members—along with people of different or no faith—became unified during the concerts in their admiration of the Choir members, their music, dedication and spirit. Many expressed how moved they were by the concerts and especially by the Church hymns.”
– Gabriele Sirtl, Europe Area Public Affairs Director for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
In July 2016, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square completed their first European Tour in almost 20 years with sold out concerts and standing ovations from enthusiastic audiences. The Choir and Orchestra gave performances in Berlin, Nuremberg, and Frankfurt, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Zurich, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium; and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
“With the exception of one piece on our program, everything was from the sacred repertoire,” Wilberg told one interviewer. “As a result, I think because we were so unified by our faith and our own spiritual beliefs, that came across to the audience.”
Read what the Choir and Orchestra members, staff, and journalists had to say about the tour!
Members of the Choir and Orchestra share their experiences and give a behind the scenes look at the tour.
Learn more about the 2016 European Tour from the multiple benefits of sound checks to the experience of retired Pastor Illert-Schmidt, a life-long Choir fan.
See what KSL, Deseret News, and the Newsroom had to say about the tour.