Sunday, February 25, 2018

2018 Handel’s “Messiah” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir


March 23, 2018
Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah; and via satellite or online streaming

Worldwide Messiah sign

Begin your Easter celebrations by participating in a live stream or satellite broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performing Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah.

Wherever you are in the world, you’re invited to sing Messiah along with the choir and orchestra and world-class soloists.

For a more immersive experience, download a PDF of the musical score and the concert program with libretto from the choir’s website.
 
Community and church organizations may wish to plan to sing Messiah as a group activity using any of the options below. According to Ron Jarrett, the choir’s president, “This is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth, life, death, and Resurrection of Christ with all Christians of the world.” 

Watch online
Watch the concert via the Church satellite system, on LDS.org, mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah, or the Mormon Channel, on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. (mountain daylight time).
Satellite broadcast
The concert will also be broadcast every three hours over the Church satellite system in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Multiple satellite air times will be available to accommodate local needs. 
On-demand
The live stream will be available from the choir’s website during the Easter season (through Monday, April 2) to accommodate time zones and schedules. Recordings of the broadcast on various channels will not be downloadable but rebroadcasts and on-demand viewing will enable individuals, families, and Church groups to organize their own Messiah sing-alongs.
Stake technology specialists
Stake technology specialists should refer to the broadcast schedule before the event.
Tickets to live event
Free tickets for the live concert are required and will be available in late February 2018. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively through Temple Square Events at lds.org/events. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older. Patrons without tickets are invited to stand by for last-minute seating. The standby line will form at the Tabernacle flagpole on Temple Square at 6:00 p.m. for the evening performances on Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23, 2018.


Performances of Messiah will be heard in three locations on March 23: the live concert in the Tabernacle, a premium simulcast in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Legacy Theater, and a closed-circuit simulcast in the Conference Center Theater.

Soloists
Soloists for the 2018 Messiah performances are Amanda Woodbury, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Tyler Nelson, tenor; and Tyler Simpson, bass-baritone.
Making her debut performance with the Choir, Amanda Woodbury was the 2014 Grand Final Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, where she has performed six times. She is an alumna of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist program. She earned second-place and audience choice awards in Plácido Domingo’s prestigious Operalia competition.
A native of Sandy, Utah, Tamara Mumford is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Tamara made her debut there as Laura in Verdi’s Luisa Miller and since then has appeared in over 150 Metropolitan Opera performances. Tamara appeared in the Choir’s 2015 Christmas concerts and the subsequent PBS special and CD and DVD recordings, performing selections from Handel’s Messiah, and was the mezzo-soprano soloist on the Choir’s landmark Messiah recording released in 2016.
Making his debut with the Choir, Tyler Nelson is one of America’s most promising young tenors. Tyler has performed with the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, New Orleans Opera, Dayton Opera, and has been a soloist on the stages of the Kennedy Center and at Carnegie Hall. He appeared previously with the Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra at Temple Square in Mozart’s Requiem.
Tyler Simpson has sung on opera and concert stages around the world, including six consecutive seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, where he debuted in Verdi’s Don Carlo and performed in 18 productions. He appeared in the choir’s 2015 Christmas concerts and the subsequent PBS special and CD and DVD recordings, performing selections from Handel’s Messiah.

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