Tabernacle Choir Announces 2018 Classic Coast Tour

  • 15 September 2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform at Boston’s Wang Theater on July 6 during their 2015 tour in the eastern United States. Photo by Debra Gehris.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have announced they are headed west for their 2018 tour, performing in five cities in California, Washington, and Vancouver, Canada, from June 18 through July 3, 2018.

The tour takes its name from the classic musical experience the audiences and performers will share at the specially selected venues for this tour. Of these concert events, choir music director Mack Wilberg said, “When we experience great music in great spaces, it makes for a great experience—both for the audience and the performer as well.”

Ron Jarrett, president of the choir, added: “There is nothing quite like hearing the choir and orchestra live in concert and experiencing their signature all-encompassing sound. We love going on the road to connect with our audiences and seeing firsthand the pure joy music can bring to the hearts and minds of our fans.”

Music for the Classic Coast Tour concerts will be drawn from the choir’s repertoire of choral masterworks, inspirational music from around the world, American folk hymns, spirituals, and more.

The concert schedule for the tour will be as follows:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Costa Mesa, CA

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Berkeley, CA

William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre

Monday, June 25, 2018

Mountain View, CA

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Rohnert Park, CA

Weill Hall + Lawn at the Green Music Center

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Vancouver, BC

The Orpheum

Monday, July 2, 2018

Seattle, WA

S. Mark Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall

The Choir anticipates adding other California appearances to the Classic Coast Tour with announcements to follow in the near future.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square serve as ambassadors for the Church. Live tour performances in concert venues are a significant means of fulfilling their appointed mission. These tours are usually conducted once every two years with the goals of providing a unique missionary opportunity for members and friends of other faiths and building relationships of trust through media and community leader outreach. Hearing the choir and orchestra perform live has been a significant musical and spiritual experience for many.

Further information about ticket purchases will be posted on mormontabernaclechoir.org/tour as tickets become available at the various venues. It is anticipated that tickets will be available at most venues by December 1, 2017. Seating is limited in some of the venues, and tickets are likely to sell quickly in those locations.

Church members in tour areas are encouraged to take advantage of the unique missionary opportunity provided by this tour.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed at Carnegie Hall on July 1 and 2, 2015. Photo by Debra Gheris.