(KUTV) -- The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are presenting Handel’s oratorio Messiah for the Easter season.
The concerts take place Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle. The concerts will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a press release said.
To provide the most opportunities for concert seating, the performances will be heard in three locations: 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. The concert will also be shown via a live stream at motab.org/messiah, LDS.org, and mormon.org on Friday, March 23, with a pre-concert feed beginning at 7:00 p.m. MDT and the full concert following at 7:30 p.m. MDT.
Tickets are distributed for all three locations on a first-come, first-served basis, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. exclusively through lds.org/events. A YouTube video is available to also teach concert-goers how to get their tickets in advance.
“We are delighted to have wonderful soloists join us for this year’s Messiah,” said Wilberg in the press release. “Their performance with the Choir and Orchestra will result in a concert we hope will bring the glorious magnitude of Handel’s masterpiece into the hearts and minds of our audience.”
Using the live stream on March 23, various community, music and church groups will sing with the Choir in the Messiah at various locations throughout the world.
The last time the Choir and Orchestra performed Messiah it was viewed 170,000 times in 95 countries, a press release said.