The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will once again join forces to present Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah in its entirety this Easter. Join your friends and community at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Good Friday, March 25, and sing along through a live video feed of the Salt Lake City concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. This one-of-a-kind, community sing-along experience is hosted by the Walla Walla stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints
“We are excited to be a part of this historic event,” says John Rowley, presiding authority for the Church in the Walla Walla region. “We invite our neighbors and friends throughout the Walla Walla Valley to celebrate the wonderful Easter message of our Savior in a beautifully restored community arts venue like the Power House Theatre.”
The concert will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, who has prepared a new edition of Messiah for the Choir and Orchestra. Four New York Metropolitan Opera soloist will also participate.
George Frideric Handel’s musical masterpiece, Messiah, was first performed in 1742. This March, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra will release their newest recording of the famed oratorio. In addition, they will perform Messiah live in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on two nights, including this worldwide live stream of the second night’s performance.
Admission is free, thanks to support from Columbia REA, Cameo Heights Mansion, Impress Salon, Banner Bank, and Hawkins Law. Donations (cash or check) will be accepted at the door to benefit Christian Aid Center of Walla Walla. View/download the official program.
This show is sold out. If you would like to be on the wait list, call the box office at 509-529-6500, or take your chances at the door.
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About the Tabernacle Choir:
Composed of 360 volunteer voices, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir serves as a musical ambassador for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Orchestra at Temple Square is a 150-member, all-volunteer symphony orchestra organized in 1999 to perform and accompany the musical ensembles of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization. Nearly 200 recordings have showcased the Choir from the early days of long-playing records to modern digital compact discs and DVDs.