The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed Handel’s "Messiah" in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Easter weekend. Even with competition from Comic Con a couple of blocks away, the oratorio was one of the hottest tickets in town: The free passes were
snapped up within 7 ½ minutes of becoming available.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents Handel’s unabridged “Messiah.”
With » Orchestra at Temple Square, conductor Mack Wilberg, soprano Melissa Heath, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, tenor Brian Stucki and baritone Kyle Ketelsen
When » Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where » Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square
Running time » 2 ½ hours, including two brief pauses
Tickets » The free tickets have been distributed, but there will be a standby line at the Temple Square flagpole. In addition, the concert will be simulcast at two nearby venues: the Conference Center Theater and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building’s Legacy Theater.
If you weren’t among the lucky 5,600 or so who got tickets, there are other ways to experience the choir’s first performances of the complete oratorio in recent memory. Overflow seating with live broadcast is available in the nearby Conference Center and Joseph Smith Memorial Building. And Friday’s performance is available on demand on YouTube through Easter weekend. In addition, the choir will release a recording early next year.
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