Summer Temple Square Events

  • 2 July - 23 September 2011
Date
2 July - 23 September 2011
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

“President Gordon B. Hinckley asked that there be a summer concert series for the [sesquicentennial] celebration, and there have been performances ever since.” –Marilyn Lorensen, program manager for Temple Square performances

Performances at Temple Square started 31 years ago with the Church’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) celebration and are still going strong today.

“President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) asked that there be a summer concert series for the celebration, and there have been performances ever since,” said Marilyn Lorensen, program manager for Temple Square performances.

The Temple Square concert series is generally classical in nature and appeals to a variety of audiences. Sister Lorensen said that for the many tourists who visit Temple Square, the performances can “help them feel the Spirit” in a neutral, inviting way.

All of the performances are free, including the concert series at Brigham Young Park. Performing artists volunteer their talents.

Upcoming concerts are listed below. Some major events will be announced separately, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert and Savior of the World.

Event TitleDate and TimeLocation
Patriotic Concert, Utah National Guard 23rd Army BandSaturday,
July 2,
7:30 p.m.
Tabernacle
Nadine Luke, fluteSaturday,
July 9,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
Jennifer White Neff, soprano; and Elizabeth Ann White, harpSaturday,
July 16,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
Families Making Music: Steve and Aubree Oliverson familySaturday,
July 23,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
Douglas O'Neill, organSaturday,
July 30,
7:30 p.m.
Tabernacle
Melinda Baird, pianoSaturday,
August 6,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
Families Making Music: Willey family stringsSaturday,
August 13,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
The Story of Cinderella (oratorio)Saturday,
August 20,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
Andrea da Silva, lyric sopranoSaturday,
August 27,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
James Welch, organFriday
September 2,
7:30 p.m.
Tabernacle
Carrie Culver, soprano; J. A. Hopkin, baritone; and Pej Reitz, pianoSaturday,
September 3,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
Nicole Biggs, pianoSaturday,
September 10, 7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
Tanner Gift of Music Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony performThursday–Saturday,
September 15–17,
7:30 p.m.
Tabernacle
Families Making Music: Lenora Ford Brown, pianist, and familyFriday,
September 23,
7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall