2020 & 2018 Handel’s Messiah


The live concerts by the Choir and Orchestra have been cancelled due to COVID-19. However, the 2018 Messiah concert will be re-aired so you can still experience Messiah through the Internet Stream, and On-Air and On-Demand Viewing.

Internet Stream

The previously-recorded 2018 Messiah performance by the Choir and Orchestra with world-class soloists will be streamed over the internet. This will permit performances of this beloved oratorio—an Easter tradition for many—to be available in homes.

The 2018 Messiah will be streamed over the internet on Good Friday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. MDT from the many options below. Plan your own Messiah sing-along in your own home or enjoy playing the performance on-demand on Easter Sunday.


Social, Digital, and Other Channels

To enhance your Messiah experience, the following resources are available:

On-Air and On-Demand Concert Viewing

BYUtv will broadcast Messiah on Easter Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. (mountain).

After the concert has been streamed on Friday, April 10, it will be available on-demand at approximately 11:00 p.m. MDT from the Choir’s website and YouTube channel. It will also be available at

Live Concert Cancelled

The live event scheduled in the Tabernacle on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11 was cancelled to follow direction provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to postpone large public gatherings in areas challenged by the COVID-19 virus.


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, here are additional resources:


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.

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