President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration

  • September 6, 2019
Date
September 6, 2019
Location
Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah; and via satellite or online streaming

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson.

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A gala celebrating the 95th birthday of President Russell M. Nelson will be held Friday, September 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. mountain daylight time in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City and will be broadcast live in eight languages on various Church channels.

Latter-day Saint performing artists Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, GENTRI, The Bonner Family, Nathan Pacheco, and Donny Osmond will join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the evening celebration.

The birthday celebration will share insights into the life, ministry, and service of President Nelson. Videos will focus on how his career, family, and ministry have shaped who he is as a special witness of Jesus Christ. Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Seventy, a former sportscaster and professional football quarterback, and Ruth Todd, a former television news anchor, will emcee the concert celebration.

President Nelson was born September 9, 1924, in Salt Lake City. The former heart surgeon was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in April 1984. He also served as the Sunday School General President. President Nelson became the 17th President of the Church in January 2018.

Tickets

Complimentary tickets for the prophet’s birthday celebration are sold out. Standby seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This line forms about two hours before the event and begins at the north gate on Temple Square.

Watch Online

The performance will be broadcast live in English on the Church satellite system, ChurchofJesusChrist.org, and Facebook, as well as on thetabernaclechoir.org, youtube.com/thetabernaclechoirattemplesquare, and facebook.com/thetabernaclechoir.

The program will be broadcast in French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and ASL on the Church satellite system, ChurchofJesusChrist.org, and thetabernaclechoir.org.

Watch On-Demand

The broadcast will be available for on-demand viewing on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, tabchoir.org/95thcelebration, and youtube.com/thetabernaclechoirattemplesquare imediately following the live broadcast in English, French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and ASL.

BYUtv will rebroadcast the event on byutv.org at Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. (2330 UTC).

See the broadcast notice for additional satellite rebroadcast times.

Guest Artists

Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four

Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and her four children—three on string instruments and one on piano—make up Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, with performances all over the world to their credit.

Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and her four children—three on string instruments and one on piano—make up Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, with performances all over the world to their credit. The group will perform during President Nelson’s birthday celebration in September 2019. © Photo by Lauren Dautel Bowman.

The Bonner Family

The Bonner Family consists of eight Bonner siblings and their parents, all talented vocalists, who perform and record together.

The Bonner Family consists of eight Bonner siblings and their parents, all talented vocalists, who perform and record together. The group will perform during President Nelson’s birthday celebration in September 2019. © Photo by Brandon Wilding.

GENTRI, The Gentlemen Trio

GENTRI, The Gentlemen Trio, comprises three tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott, and Bradley Quinn Lever. Their three-part harmonies have been pleasing audiences since 2014.

GENTRI, The Gentlemen Trio, comprises three tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott, and Bradley Quinn Lever. © All rights reserved. The group will perform during President Nelson’s birthday celebration in September 2019.

Nathan Pacheco

Nathan Pacheco is a classically trained tenor who has made a name for himself as a crossover artist, performing in both the United States and abroad. He has a number of CD releases to his credit.

Nathan Pacheco, an internationally renowned tenor, will perform during President Nelson’s birthday celebration in September 2019. © Photo by Russ Dixon.

Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond is a versatile singer, dancer, actor, recording producer, and TV star. He has a string of gold records and is completing an 11-year run of a show with his sister Marie to sold-out crowds nightly.

Donny Osmond, a versatile singer, dancer, actor, recording producer, and TV star, will perform during President Nelson’s birthday celebration in September 2019. © All rights reserved.

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are musical ambassadors for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word is celebrating 90 years of continuous broadcasting.

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the historic Tabernacle building in Salt Lake City.