“Tabernacle Choir to Tour Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii,” Ensign, Sept. 1987, 79
During June and July 1988, the Tabernacle Choir will perform for the first time in Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.
In 1988, Australia will celebrate the bicentennial of its founding. The Australian Bicentennial Authority has approved the Tabernacle Choir performances as an endorsed bicentennial activity.
The American Australian Bicentennial Foundation has also designated the Tabernacle Choir as an official cultural representative of the United States to the celebration.
The 1988 tour performances will include concerts June 15 and 16 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at concert halls to be announced.
In New Zealand, concerts are scheduled at the Auckland Town Hall on June 20 and 21, at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on June 22, and at the Town Hall in Christchurch on June 23.
In Australia, concerts will be held at the Melbourne Concert Hall on June 25, in the Festival Theatre in Adelaide on June 27, at the Perth Concert Hall on June 29, and in the Sydney Opera House on July 1 and 2. The concluding concerts are scheduled for July 4 at the Performing Arts Center in Brisbane.
Two of the choir’s weekly radio and television broadcasts, “Music and the Spoken Word,” will originate via satellite from Wellington, New Zealand, and Sydney, Australia, during the tour.