Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Tour Europe


The First Presidency has announced that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will make a 20-day, 7-country, 9-city concert tour of Europe during the summer of 1998. Scheduled for 12 June through 2 July, the concert tour will include London, England; Brussels, Belgium; Geneva, Switzerland; Genoa and Rome, Italy; Marseilles, France; Barcelona and Madrid, Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal. The choir will also perform at Church firesides in Brussels, Barcelona, and Madrid and will broadcast its weekly program, Music and the Spoken Word, from London, Geneva, and Barcelona.

The schedule is planned as follows:

Sunday, 14 June—Royal Albert Hall, London

Tuesday, 16 June—Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussels

Thursday, 18 June—Victoria Hall, Geneva

Saturday, 20 June—Genoa Opera House, Genoa

Monday, 22 June—Accademia Santa Caecilia, Rome

Wednesday, 24 June—The Dome, Marseilles

Friday, 26 June—Palau de la Musica, Barcelona

Monday, 29 June—Auditorio Nacional, Madrid

Wednesday, 1 July—Coliseu, Lisbon

Choir musical director Jerold D. Ottley said the choir will perform “a varied program, including the works of several major world composers and some from our own culture.”

In 1998 the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will visit England, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal.