Tickets Go on Sale for 2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir European Tour

  • 6 February 2016

A concert in Geneva, Switzerland, was part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's tour to Europe in 1998. The choir will return to Europe in the summer of 2016.  Photo by Gerry Avant, Deseret News.

Article Highlights

  • The choir will perform in seven European cities from June 27 through July 16, 2016.
  • The last time the choir toured in Europe was in 1998.

“With the announcement of this European tour, I am delighted that these noted ensembles will have the opportunity to touch the hearts of people in multiple nations through their magnificent music.” —President Thomas S. Monson 

Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated 2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir European tour.

The choir and its companion ensemble, the Orchestra at Temple Square, will visit seven cities in Europe this summer—their first visit to Europe in 18 years. The tour will include stops in Berlin, Nuremberg, Vienna, Zurich, Frankfurt, Brussels, and Rotterdam from June 27 through July 16, 2016, and will include over 320 voices from the world-renowned choir and members of the Orchestra at Temple Square.

Choir president Ron Jarrett said one of his primary goals when he took the helm of the choir in 2012 was to have the choir perform internationally again. “Through social media we have been able to reach audiences far and wide. Now with this tour, we are thrilled that for the first time in nearly two decades international audiences will be able to enjoy the music of the choir in person. With the challenges of today’s world, we are excited to share the joy and peace the music of the choir brings, which knows no boundaries of age or nationality.”

President Thomas S. Monson said, “I am pleased that as President of the Church I have the privilege of being the adviser to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Our goal is for the choir and its companion Orchestra at Temple Square to be a shining example of the musical arts to all the world. With the announcement of this European tour, I am delighted that these noted ensembles will have the opportunity to touch the hearts of people in multiple nations through their magnificent music. This tour will be an important step forward as the choir and orchestra continue to build bridges of friendship and understanding across the globe as ambassadors of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir first traveled to Europe on a seven-week concert tour in 1955. Since that first grand European tour, the choir has toured there four other times: to western and central Europe in 1973, northern Europe in 1982, eastern Europe in 1991, and southern Europe in 1998.

The choir and orchestra usually tour every two years and, in fact, returned last July from a very successful tour to the U.S. Atlantic Coast, so it was a departure from usual practice when an international tour was announced for 2016.

When performing at home with its full complement of members, the 360-voice choir, accompanied frequently by the 200-member orchestra, can be heard weekly as part of the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast. This 30-minute program is the world’s longest continuing network broadcast and currently airs on over 2,000 radio, TV, cable, and satellite stations worldwide. The choir and orchestra are active recording artists with their own recording label, Mormon Tabernacle Choir®. They will release a new full-length recording of Handel’s Messiah on March 4, 2016, prior to the European tour.

For more information, please visit the official website of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

 

City and Concert Date

Venue and Time

Tickets Available Online/by Phone at:

Tickets Available in Person at:

Berlin, Germany

Wednesday, June 29

Berlin Philharmonie

20,00

Online: www.eventim.de

At Eventim outlets

6 weeks before concert:
Berlin Philharmonie Box Office
Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1

Nuremberg, Germany

Friday, July 1

Meistersingerhalle

20,00

Online: www.eventim.de

 

 

At Eventim outlets

1 hour before concert:
Meistersingerhalle Box Office
Münchener Straβe 21

Vienna, Austria

Sunday, July 3

Musikverein

20,00

Online: www.musikverein.at
Phone: 43 1 505 81 90

Musikverein Box Office,
Musikvereinsplatz 1
A – 1010 Wien

Hours: 
M–F 9,00–20,00
Sa: 9,00–13,00
(Day of concert open at 19,00)

Zurich, Switzerland

Wednesday, July 6

Hallenstadion

19,30

Online: www.ticketcorner.ch

Phone: 0900 800 800
CHF 1.19 per minute fee

At Ticketcorner outlets

Frankfurt, Germany

Saturday, July 9

Jahrhunderthalle

20,00

Online: www.jahrhunderthalle.de

Phone: 01805-36 01 240

 

Jahrhunderthalle Box Office
Pfaffenwiese 301

Hours:
M–Th 10,00–18,00
F 10,00–16,00

Brussels, Belgium

Monday, July 11

Bozar Centre for Fine Arts

20,00

Online: www.bozar.be

Phone: (0032)(0)2/507.82.00

Bozar Box Office
Ravensteinstreet 18

Hours:
Box office:
Tu–Sa 11,00–19,00

Phone:
Tu–F 11,00–19,00;
Sa 13,00–19,00

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Wednesday, July 13

De Doelen

20,00

Online: www.dedoelen.nl

Phone: 31 10 217 17 17

De Doelen Box Office
Schouwburgplein 50

Hours:
M–Sa 14,00–18,00
(Day of concert 14,00–20,00)