Pioneer Day Concert: “Music for a Summer Evening”

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present “Music for a Summer Evening,” their annual concert held in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations.  The concert will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at 8 p.m. in the Conference Center and will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir and Ryan Murphy, associate music director. 

The concert will be live streamed on at 8 p.m. mountain daylight time on Saturday, July 21.  It will also be carried live over the Church satellite system beginning Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. mountain daylight time and re-aired multiple times on Sunday, July 22 and again on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29. The program will also be aired on BYU Television at times to be announced.

These summer concerts featuring music by the Choir and Orchestra have been a long-standing tradition.  Recent guest artists have included Alex Boyé (2017), The King’s Singers (2016), Laura Osnes (2015), Santino Fontana (2014), Nathan Pacheco and Lindsey Stirling (2013), and Katherine Jenkins (2012).  Prior concerts have been filmed and later rebroadcast on BYU Television.  The summer concert of 2012 with Katherine Jenkins won for the Choir its third Emmy Award.  (The Choir has since added a fourth Emmy Award for its Tanner Gift of Music concert with James Taylor.)

Free tickets for these concerts are required. Dates for ticket availability will be announced soon. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older.

Standby tickets for those without tickets will not be issued.  However, patrons are invited to stand by for last-minute seating each evening. The standby line will form at the North Gate on Temple Square at 6:30 p.m. for the evening performances.

No tickets are required for the Sunday, July 22, Music and the Spoken Word broadcast which will be held in the Conference Center at 9:30 a.m.  Patrons should be in their seats by 9:15 a.m.