Back from touring the heartland of America, with rave reviews in each of six cities, the Choir is on the move again. But this time, they're moving just across the street. Every summer, to accommodate all of the tourists who pour into Salt Lake City, the Choir switches to the Conference Center on North Temple. Thursday evening rehearsals and Music and The Spoken Word broadcasts are held in the Conference Center until Labor Day.
In addition, Tabernacle organists present organ recitals Monday through Saturday at 12:00 noon in the Tabernacle on Temple Square and at 2:00 p.m. in the Conference Center. A Sunday recital takes place at 2:00 p.m. in the Tabernacle.
Another popular summer event is the annual Pioneer Day concert. On July 19 and 20, this year's performance in the Conference Center features guest artists Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco. Because the Pioneer Day concert pays tribute to those who have gone before and showed others the way to follow, it's fitting that the 2013 program features two talented and engaging young artists. Stirling is a violinist with a hip-hop/classical repertoire who has charmed audiences from YouTube to recent worldwide tours. Pacheco is a tenor and songwriter with an international as well as an American presence. It's not surprising that this event, directed by Mack Wilberg, is already sold out-but stand-by status often means a seat. The stand-by line forms at the north gate on Temple Square at 6:00 p.m. both nights. Overflow seating will be available in the Tabernacle.