Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra at Temple Square Present “An Evening of Britten and Bernstein”

Friday and Saturday, March 29–30, 7:30 p.m.

orchestra at temple square

Event Description

The Orchestra at Temple Square and Temple Square Chorale will combine their musical talents for this year’s spring concert in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, 2019. Entitled “An Evening of Britten and Bernstein,” the concert will feature The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and Te Deum in C, both by Benjamin Britten, followed by the Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. The Orchestra at Temple Square will be featured on the opening Britten piece, and the Temple Square Chorale and the Orchestra will combine for the remainder of the concert. The evening’s performances will be under the baton of Ryan Murphy, associate music director of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and conductor of the Temple Square Chorale.

The Orchestra at Temple Square is an all-volunteer musical organization formed in 1999 at the direction of Gordon B. Hinckley, then President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its charter is to accompany the musical ensembles of the Tabernacle Choir organization and to perform in concerts of its own.

The Temple Square Chorale was formed in 1999 as part of changes to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization, which included the creation of the Orchestra at Temple Square. The Chorale serves as a training ensemble for new members of the Tabernacle Choir. It is comprised of new members completing their audition process, members who were new to the Choir the previous year, and a few other current Choir members to provide a complement of roughly 110 singers.


  • Free tickets are required for this event. There is a limit of four (4) tickets per person.
  • On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, tickets may be obtained over the internet or by calling 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll free 1-866-537-8457 (1-866-LDS-TIKS) beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Based on availability, tickets may be obtained in person at the ticket office located at door 4 of the Conference Center Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The ticket office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Seating will be general admission. 

Special Considerations

  • Tickets are required for this event. Patrons should be in their seats 15 minutes before the event start time.
  • Standby seating may available on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line is formed at the flagpole on Temple Square. 
  • For this event in the Tabernacle, admission is open to those ages eight (8) and older.
  • Ambulatory impairment seating is available. Patrons who require such seating should inform the ticket office when they obtain tickets or inform Guest Services when they arrive at the event.
  • Service dogs 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 dog is allowed.
  • Patrons should not bring cameras or audio or video recording devices into the Tabernacle. Photographs are not permitted during the performance.
  • Sunday dress is encouraged.
  • Patrons should turn off pagers, cellular phones, and similar electronic devices during the performance.
  • Weapons (including pocketknives) are not permitted in the Tabernacle.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the Tabernacle.
  • Patrons may not bring packages or backpacks into the Tabernacle.
  • Those attending the production should consider traffic congestion, plan to arrive early, and park in designated parking areas only.
  • The Tabernacle doors will open 60 minutes before the performance start time.
  • The length of the performance is approximately 60 minutes.