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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Easter Concert to Feature Handel’s Messiah

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UPDATE (14 March 2014):

Due to an overwhelming response to the Easter performances of Handel’s Messiah, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have announced two additional seating opportunities, as well as live streaming during the performance and on-demand during the Easter weekend, making it possible for everyone to enjoy this rare performance. For details on how to sign up for tickets or view the concert online, visit the Choir’s website.

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In a very rare performance, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will present Handel’s Messiah in its entirety. The Easter performance will coincide with Good Friday, 18 April, and Saturday, 19 April 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle and will also be the first time in 10 years that the full choir and orchestra will perform at the Easter concert. Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will conduct the event.

Although the music is most often associated with Christmas, Handel’s Messiah originally debuted as an Easter performance in the Musick Hall in Dublin on 13 April 1742. The work tells the story of Christ’s life, from His birth to His death and eventual Resurrection.

Registration for tickets to the concert opened Tuesday, 11  March. All tickets were claimed within in seven and a half minutes, but some standby seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the Choir's FAQ page for additional information.

The concert will feature celebrated performers soprano soloist Kiera Duffy, alto soloist Tamara Mumford, tenor soloist Brian Stucki and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen. For more information about the concert, see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

 
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