Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Conference Center Auditorium

Thursday, December 14, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 8:00 p.m.

Event Description

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will perform their annual Christmas concerts in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 14–16, 2017.

Sutton Foster, award-winning actress, singer, and dancer, and Hugh Bonneville, British stage, television, and film actor, will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square for their annual Christmas concert.

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Milly. In her Broadway career she has received six Tony nominations, which puts her in a very elite category of musical actresses. As a solo artist, Foster has performed all over the country with her hit solo concert, and she has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and many others. Currently, she stars as Liza in the television series Younger. Foster is on the faculty as a teacher and adviser to the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. 

Hugh Bonneville is best known for playing Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, in the period drama and acclaimed television series Downton Abbey, where he received a Golden Globe and two Emmy nominations. He was a member of England’s National Youth Theatre, studied at Cambridge, and spent several seasons as a member of England’s National Theatre. In 1991 he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played Laertes to Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet. He has received British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award nominations for his performances on Twenty Twelve and the BBC comedy W1A.

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  • Tickets will NOT be distributed through a random selection process this year.
  • Tickets for these concerts are required but are a free gift to concertgoers.
  • They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons will be able to see which nights are available and will know at the end of their selection which night they have received.
  • On Saturday, October 21, at 10:00 a.m. tickets will become available to the public exclusively online at Each patron will be able to request four tickets.
  • Admission is open to those ages eight and over. There will be NO phone requests for tickets on October 21, and tickets will NOT be available in person through the Conference Center Ticket Office.
  • No tickets are required for the December 17 Music and the Spoken Word.
  • The 30-minute Music and the Spoken Word broadcast on Sunday, December 17, will contain music and guest artist performances from the evening concerts. Tickets will not be required for the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast on December 17. Patrons should be in their seats no later than 9:15 a.m.
  • No exchanges.
  • Seating will be general admission by section.
  • Tickets not distributed through the Conference Center Ticket Office cannot be guaranteed to be authentic or valid.
  • Patrons are invited to stand by for last-minute seating each evening. The standby line will form at the north gate on Temple Square approximately two hours prior to the scheduled event start time.
  • Future Christmas Concert Dates (dates subject to change):
    2018: December 13–15 (Thursday–Saturday)
    2019: December 12–14 (Thursday–Saturday)

Special Considerations

  • Tickets are required for this event. Those with tickets should be in their seats 30 minutes before the event start time.
  • For this event in the Conference Center admission is open to those ages eight and older.
  • Parking at the Conference Center will not be available for this event.
  • Visit here for more information about parking.
  • Given the increase in traffic due to other scheduled downtown holiday events, guests are asked to allow extra time for travel and parking in order to be seated 30 minutes before the performance begins.
  • Ambulatory impairment seating is available. Patrons who require such seating should 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. Selfie sticks are not allowed in the Conference Center.
  • Best dress is encouraged.
  • Service animals 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 animal is allowed.
  • Patrons should turn off pagers, cellular phones, and similar electronic devices during the performance.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in performance halls. Water is allowed in clear plastic water bottles only.
  • Weapons are not permitted in performance halls.
  • Patrons may not bring packages or backpacks into performance halls.
  • The Conference Center doors will open 90 minutes before the performance start time.
  • The length of the performance is approximately 90 minutes.