Pioneer Day Concert

    Conference Center Auditorium
    July 19 and 20, 8:00 p.m.

    Event Description

    Sissel, the world-renowned vocalist known as “the voice of Titanic” for her ethereal arias throughout the Oscar-winning film, will join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the 2019 Pioneer Day concerts. The concerts will be held in conjunction with community-wide celebrations on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center. The concerts will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director. Tickets for the Pioneer Day concerts are complimentary but will be required. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older.

    Sissel will also appear on the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast for Sunday, July 21. No tickets will be required for that event, which will be held in the Conference Center at 9:30 a.m. Patrons should be in their seats by 9:15 a.m.

    Audiences still have not forgotten Sissel’s stunning performances at the Choir and Orchestra’s 2006 Christmas concerts. The subsequent CD, Spirit of the Season (2007), was #1 on Billboard’s Classical chart for nine weeks and nominated for two Grammy® awards for Best Classical Crossover Album of the Year and Best Engineered Classical Album.

    These summer concerts featuring music by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have been a long-standing tradition. Recent guest artists have included Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly (2018), Alex Boyé (2017), The King’s Singers (2016), Laura Osnes (2015), Santino Fontana (2014), Nathan Pacheco and Lindsey Stirling (2013), Katherine Jenkins (2012), and Linda Eder and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2011).


    • Tickets for these concerts are complimentary but will be required.
    • Tickets for the concerts will be available on Tuesday, June 18, at 9:00 a.m. at or by calling 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll-free 1-866-537-8457.
    • Admission is open to those eight years and older.
    • Tickets for the concerts are complimentary and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Each patron may request up to four tickets. Patrons who don’t receive tickets are encouraged to stand by for last-minute seating, which is often available.
    • The standby line forms by the flagpole near the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
    • No tickets are required for the Sunday, July 21, Music and the Spoken Word broadcast, which will be held in the Conference Center at 9:30 a.m. Patrons should be in their seats by 9:15 a.m.

    Special Considerations

    • Children ages eight and older are welcome at all performances. No babies, please.
    • Ambulatory impairment seating is available. Patrons who require such seating should inform the ticket office when they obtain tickets or inform Guest Services when they arrive at the event.
    • Patrons should not bring cameras or audio or video recording devices into the performance halls. Photographs are not permitted during the performance.
    • Sunday dress is encouraged.
    • Patrons should turn off pagers, cellular phones, and similar electronic devices during the performance.
    • Food and beverages are not permitted in performance halls.
    • Patrons may not bring packages or backpacks into performance halls.
    • The practice of accepting or storing any personal items brought by visitors to events and performances will be discontinued on Church headquarters properties. Individuals who request such accommodations will be directed to secure their belongings off Church headquarters properties.
    • Service dogs are not allowed in venues where meetings or events are being broadcast or recorded. Ushers will direct you to overflow viewing rooms where your service dog is allowed.
    • Those attending the production should consider traffic congestion, plan to arrive early, and park in designated parking areas only.
    • The Conference Center doors will open 60 minutes before the performance start time.
    • Ticket holders are requested to be in their seats no later than 30 minutes before the performance begins.
    • The length of the performance is approximately 90 minutes.