2018 TOUR INFORMATION
2018 Classic Coast Tour
On July 3, 2018, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square completed their successful 2018 Classic Coast tour with seven concerts in Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Rohnert Park, and Mountain View, California; Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington. They performed in beautiful concert halls and premier outdoor venues to standing ovations from the enthusiastic audiences thrilled by the variety and spirit of the beautiful music they presented.
“One of the great powers of the Choir and Orchestra is to draw down the powers of Heaven through their music to heal, uplift and strengthen those that hear their words,” said Elder John C. Pingree Jr, a General Authority Seventy who accompanied them during part of the tour. “They are vehicles for connecting people with God, and they do so beautifully.”
“There is nothing like listening to the Choir in person,” Choir president Ron Jarrett once remarked. “The experience of listening to the Choir live,” added music director Mack Wilberg, “Is impossible to capture any other way.”
Since the first tour outside of Utah in 1893, the Choir has toured extensively across the United States and abroad, It has performed throughout Europe and in music capitals from Israel and Russia to Japan and Australia. Its travels have also included performances at the inaugurations of seven U.S. presidents. After its founding in 1999, a small ensemble from the Orchestra at Temple Square accompanied the Choir on tours in 2001 and 2003; however, since 2005, a full complement of the Orchestra has traveled on tour with the Choir.
View photos and read what the Choir and Orchestra members, staff, and journalists had to say about the 2018 tour!
Learn more about the 2018 Classic Coast Tour from the Choir’s detailed preparations to what music was performed on tour. More stories will be added in the days to come.
Members of the Choir and Orchestra share their experiences and give a behind the scenes look at the tour.
Read what the Deseret News, Mormon Newsroom, and others had to say about the tour.
See photos at each concert stop taken by Choir and Orchestra members, other volunteers, or staff.
Watch videos captured during tour and the promotional videos prepared before tour for each tour city.
Learn about the concert venues where the Choir and Orchestra performed in 2018.
Find out where the Choir and Orchestra have toured since 2000.