2018 Handel’s “Messiah” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

  • March 23, 2018
Date
March 23, 2018
Location
Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah; and via satellite or online streaming

Music director Mack Wilberg conducts the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performance of Handel's Messiah in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on March 24, 2016.

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  • Watch the live stream on LDS.org or the choir’s website March 23 at 7:30 p.m. MDT.

Worldwide Messiah sing

Begin your Easter celebrations by participating in a live stream or satellite broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performing Handel's beloved oratorio, Messiah.

Wherever you are in the world, you’re invited to sing Messiah along with the choir and orchestra and world-class soloists. For a more immersive experience, download a PDF of the musical score and the concert program with libretto from the choir’s website.

Community and church organizations may wish to plan to sing Messiah as a group activity using any of the options below. According to Ron Jarrett, the choir’s president, “This is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth, life, death, and Resurrection of Christ with all Christians of the world.” 

Members of the Draper Utah Crescent View Stake sing the “Hallelujah” chorus along with the internet transmission of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performance in 2016. Photo by R. Scott Lloyd.

Watch online

Watch the concert on LDS.org, mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah, or the Mormon Channel, on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. (mountain daylight time).

Satellite broadcast

The concert will also be broadcast over the Church satellite system. Multiple satellite air times will be available to accommodate local needs. 

On-demand

The live stream will be available from the choir’s website during the Easter season (through Monday, April 2) to accommodate time zones and schedules. It will not be downloadable.

Stake technology specialists

Stake technology specialists should refer to the broadcast schedule when it becomes available approximately two weeks before the event.

Tickets

Free tickets for the live concert are required and will be available in late February 2018. Tickets will be distributed only online at lds.org/events. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older. Patrons without tickets are invited to stand by for last-minute seating. The standby line will form at the Tabernacle flagpole on Temple Square at 6:00 p.m. for the evening performances on Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23, 2018.

Tickets to the live event

Performances of Messiah will be heard in three locations on March 23: the live concert in the Tabernacle, a premium simulcast in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Legacy Theater, and a closed-circuit simulcast in the Conference Center Theater. Tickets will be distributed for all three locations on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively through Temple Square Events at lds.org/events.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square stand to acknowledge applause after part 1 of their performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Salt Lake Tabernacle on March 24, 2016. Photo by Debra Gehris.