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Christina Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present Handel’s oratorio "Messiah" in its entirety on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle. Alex Boyé and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are pictured here at the LDS Church Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 14, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present a live concert of Handel’s “Messiah,” conducted by the choir's Music Director Mack Wilberg. The concerts will be held on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.

In time for the Easter season, the holiday event will initially be available at three locations: live at the Tabernacle and simulcast at both the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Legacy Theater and the Conference Center Theater. Additionally, the performance will be available on the choir’s website through April 9, broadcast through the LDS Church Satellite system for congregations' use, and air on BYUtv March 25 at 3:30 p.m. MDT and April 1 at 10 p.m. MDT.

“Through the miracle of modern technology, we are looking forward to having virtual audiences and voices with us again this year," Ron Jarrett, the choir’s president, said in a news release. "This is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ with people all over the world.”

The classical oratorio will feature four soloists, including Sandy native Tamara Mumford, who has sung in over 150 Metropolitan Opera performances; Tyler Nelson, who has been a soloist at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall as well as having performed with the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera; Amanda Woodbury, who earned second place and audience choice awards in the famous Operalia competition founded by Plácido Domingo; and Tyler Simpson, who has performed across the world, including six consecutive seasons at the Metropolitan Opera.

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“We are delighted to have wonderful soloists join us for this year’s Messiah,” Wilberg said in the news release. “Their performance with the choir and orchestra will result in a concert we hope will bring the glorious magnitude of Handel’s masterpiece into the hearts and minds of our audience.”

Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis at lds.org/events starting on Tuesday evening, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. MDT. Patrons will need a username and password for lds.org/events to complete their ticket request, and will be limited to two tickets per person. According to the news release, those interested in attending are encouraged to create their account prior to Tuesday night. To learn how to set up an lds.org/events account, watch the how-to video below.