Handel’s “Messiah” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
- March 24-25, 2016
- Salt Lake City, Utah and Online
- Reserve free tickets beginning February 23, 7 p.m., at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events.
- Watch the live stream on ChurchofJesusChrist.org or the choir’s website March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter by watching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform Handel's Messiah.
Watch online and join in
Wherever you are in the world—even in the comfort of your own home—you're invited to sing Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during an Internet live stream of the performance. Watch it on ChurchofJesusChrist.org,mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah, or the Mormon Channel, on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. MDT, then share your thoughts on the experience using #MessiahLive. For a more immersive experience, download a PDF of the musical score and the concert program with libretto from the choir's website.
Using the live stream, various community, music, and churches plan to sing Messiah at various locations throughout the
world. According to Ron Jarrett, the choir’s president, “We have heard from people in several countries who are organizing events. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ with all Christians of the world.”
The live stream will be available from the choir’s website through Monday, April 4, at 11:59 p.m., to accommodate times zones and schedules. It will not be downloadable.
Virtual Hallelujah choir
The choir and orchestra are also asking fans to sing Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus in the world’s largest virtual Hallelujah choir by uploading their recordings on YouTube. The performances will be featured in a video that will be released on March 13, 2016, on the website FollowHim.mormon.org. Find instructions, sheet music, a music video, and the submission form now on virtualchoir.mormon.org.
Tickets to the live event
Performances of Messiah will be heard in three locations on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. MDT: 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. There will be no random selection for the 2016 Messiah concerts.
Tickets will be distributed for all three locations on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesday evening, February 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. MST exclusively through Temple Square Eventsat ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform George Frideric Handel's Messiah, conducted by Mack Wilberg, for an Easter concert at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 18, 2014. Photo by Kristin Murphy, Deseret News.