“Tabernacle Choir to Perform at EPCOT Center,” Ensign, Dec. 1988, 66
In March 1989, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform for the first time in Florida, with concerts and a nationwide broadcast from the EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
On Saturday, March 18, four outdoor mini-concerts will be held at the American Gardens Theater at the EPCOT Center. The thirty-minute presentations will feature patriotic numbers and popular tunes from the Disney musical repertoire. Portions of the concerts will be videotaped and will be featured on the nationally televised Walt Disney World Easter Parade on Sunday, March 26.
On Palm Sunday, March 19, the Tabernacle Choir’s weekly television and radio broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word,” will originate from the EPCOT Center via satellite.
Following the weekend performances, the choir will perform in formal concert Tuesday, March 21, for the national convention of the American Society of Neuroradiology at the Peabody Hotel, Orlando.
The Walt Disney World performances will continue a tradition dating back to 1893, when the Tabernacle Choir completed its first concert tour with performances at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago.