Tony Award-winning British singer Alfie Boe and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy will conduct the concerts.
Alfie Boe is perhaps best known to American audiences for his performance as Jean Valjean at the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary concerts in London’s O2 Arena that were broadcast over PBS Television. He had years of formal opera training at such storied British institutions as The Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio before leaving his education for Broadway where he was the lead in a new staging of La Bohème for which he won a Tony. He has toured extensively throughout the United States with a 17-city US tour scheduled for October 2012. He has released a number of top-selling CDs with the latest being Alfie, a collection of timeless pop songs and musical theatre favorites
Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles with KNBC TV. From there, he went to Washington as the White House correspondent and then to the TODAY Show followed by his appointment as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Mr. Brokaw is no stranger to Salt Lake City or the Choir, having been here in 2002 for the Olympics and again in 2011 to record 9/11:Rising Above, a Music and the Spoken Word special broadcast commemorating the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. In 1998 Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation. Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognitions.
- Free tickets for these concerts and the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast are required. Because of very high demand for tickets to this event, tickets are distributed through a random selection process.
- Those interested may register on the Internet at www.lds.org/events for the opportunity to receive tickets from Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 12:01 a.m. through Monday, October 22, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Those without Internet access may register over the phone at (801) 570-0080 (local) or at 1-866-537-8457. All registrations received during those two weeks will have equal chances at receiving tickets in the random selection process.
- Not all registrations will be selected to receive tickets, and only one registration per household can be accepted. The maximum number of tickets that a household may request is four. Tickets will be mailed to those selected shortly after the registration process closes. Patrons not selected to receive tickets will be notified by email.
- Standby tickets for those without tickets will not be issued. However, patrons are invited to stand by for last-minute seating each evening and on Sunday morning for the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast. The standby line will form at the north gate on Temple Square.
- The doors of the Conference Center will open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening performances and at 8:00 a.m. for the December 16 broadcast. The length of the evening performance will be approximately 90 minutes. The broadcast and mini-concert on Sunday should last approximately an hour. Admission is limited to those eight (8) years of age and older.
- Given the increase in traffic due to other scheduled downtown holiday events, guests are asked to allow extra time for travel and for parking in order to be seated 30 minutes before the performance begins.
- Only one registration will be accepted per household.
- No exchanges.
- Seating will be general admission by section.
- Tickets are required for this event. Those with tickets should be in their seats 30 minutes before the event start time.
- For this event in the Conference Center, admission is open to those ages eight (8) and older.
- Ambulatory 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.
- Patrons should not bring cameras or audio or video recording devices into the performance halls. 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.
- Food and beverages are not permitted in performance halls.
- Patrons may not bring packages or backpacks into performance halls.
- Those attending the production should consider traffic congestion, plan to arrive early, and park in designated parking areas only.
- The Conference Center doors will open 90 minutes before the performance start time.
- The length of the performance is approximately 90 minutes.
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