2020 Handel’s “Messiah” by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square

  • April 10, 2020
Date
April 10, 2020
Location
Online Event

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Photo by Jacob Wiegand, Deseret News.

Celebrate Easter with Handel’s Messiah, presented by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Stream Instead of Live Event

Originally planned as a live event on Good Friday, the Choir and Orchestra’s live  concerts have been canceled due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus. A previously recorded concert from 2018 will instead be streamed over the internet on Church and choir websites and digital and social channels.

This will permit a performance of this beloved oratorio—an Easter tradition for so many—to be available when people around the world are confined to their homes. Since Church services are restricted, the on-demand viewing options can made this a perfect Easter Sunday activity.

Watch Online

The internet stream in English will begin Friday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. MDT on the following:

Websites

Social, Digital, and Other Channels

Other Airings

  • BYU Television will air the full Messiah concert on cable TV, the BYUtv app, and BYUTv.org on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. MDT.

  • Amazon Alexa (audio only) (Say, “Alexa, play The Tabernacle Choir”) to replay the full concert from the start anytime Easter weekend.)

On-demand

After the concert has been streamed, it will be available on-demand from the Choir’s website (TheTabernacleChoir.org/Messiah) and YouTube channel. It will also be available at at byutv.org.

Physical Programs and Resource Materials

Concert programs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German as well as links to musical scores and other resource and historical material about Handel’s Messiah are available on TheTabernacleChoir.org/Messiah.

Sing Along to Messiah

You may choose to sing Messiah along with the Choir and Orchestra. For a more immersive experience, download a PDF of the musical score and the concert program with libretto and view other videos and resources from the Choir’s website.

According to Ron Jarrett, the Choir’s president, “This is a wonderful way to celebrate the life, death, and Resurrection of Christ with believers all over the world.”

Amanda Woodbury sings during a performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Photo by Jacob Wiegand, Deseret News.