President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration
- September 6, 2019
- Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah; and via satellite or online streaming
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Bonner Family
The Bonner Family consists of eight Bonner siblings and their parents, all talented vocalists, who perform and record together.
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.
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.
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.
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.