Choir Adds Ways to Enjoy “Messiah” Performance This Easter

  • 14 March 2014

As an Easter gift to the world, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are making the sold-out performance of the Messiah available for viewing nationally and internationally through live streaming and on-demand video.

Tickets for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s performance of Messiah at this year’s Easter concert were snapped up by music enthusiasts in seven and a half minutes last Tuesday, leaving thousands of choir fans asking the question “How can we see the concert?”

It also touched off a flurry of activity at the choir’s offices, where staff members worked tirelessly to find unprecedented ways to make the choir’s rendition of Handel’s masterpiece available to everyone as a gift to the world this Easter. There are now three new ways fans can see and hear Messiah.

Messiah will be simulcast to the Conference Center Theater on April 18 and 19. Requests for these additional complimentary tickets can be made online only at lds.org/events, beginning Tuesday, March 18, at 6:00 p.m.

Messiah will also be simulcast to the Legacy Theater in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for both concerts. These tickets are available via a random ticket selection process. Further details are available at mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah.

♦ In addition, the concerts will be live-streamed on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s website and available on demand at mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah and at youtube.com/mormontabchoir during the Easter weekend.

♦ The Thursday dress rehearsal will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

The live stream and on-demand video will make the concert performance available in its entirety for viewing nationally and internationally. This represents unprecedented reach for a choir and orchestra concert performance—truly an Easter gift to the entire world.