The Temple Square Chorale and the Orchestra at Temple Square will present a joint spring concert on March 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The concert will begin with the orchestra performing Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture in C Major, op. 101. The chorale and orchestra will then join forces to present the Great Mass in C Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concerts will be led by Ryan Murphy, associate conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and conductor of the Temple Square Chorale.
The orchestra and the chorale were each formed in 1999 as extensions of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization. Since that time, the orchestra has become a key collaborator with the choir and has added significantly to the artistry of the combined ensembles. The Temple Square Chorale has proved itself an invaluable tool for training future singers in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Singers participate in two sessions of the chorale — one prior to becoming members of the choir and another the year following admission to the choir. Chorale rehearsals and performances, together with classroom study in choir school, provide detailed preparation for new singers. The concert is the culmination of 16 weeks of training.
Tickets are free, but required for this annual event. Tickets are available by calling 801-570-0080 or visiting lds.org/events. Tickets are limited to four per person. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. each evening, and concertgoers should be in their seats by 7:15 p.m.