SALT LAKE CITY — Tickets are available to “Prelude to the Season,” the Bells on Temple Square’s annual concert on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17–18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.
The program for the 35-member, all-volunteer ensemble features hymns such as “Nearer, My God, to Thee” and “Jesus, Priceless Treasure,” along with pieces such as “Toccata Ritmica” and “Malaguena” from the Spanish suite Andalucia, according to a news release. The concert will continue with selections celebrating the Christmas season such as “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Deck the Halls,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Trepak,” the Russian dance from The Nutcracker Suite.
In keeping with this concert’s tradition, the bell choir numbers will be interspersed with organ solos by Temple Square organists Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, as well as pieces by members of the Orchestra at Temple Square, according to the news release.
The concert will be led by LeAnna Willmore, conductor of the Bells on Temple Square, with associate conductor, Geoff Anderson.
Tickets are free but required. Tickets are available online at lds.org/events or by calling 1-801-570-0080 or 1-866-537-8457 on a first-come, first-served basis. Each patron may request four tickets, and admission is open to those 8 years and older. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to join the standby line by the flagpole on Temple Square for last-minute seating, which is often available.