My wife and I agree wholeheartedly with the suggestion to, if possible, make the
concert available on BYUTV. We have many non-member neighbors who love to see
and hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on BYUTV and this would be a REALLY GREAT
MISSIONARY TOOL!By the way, many moons ago, while I was yet a young
boy living with my parents in Utah, my dad who was then a non-member and a
worker for the company which re-roofed the Tabernacle! He talked about it
fondly for many years.
Bravo for using the Tabernacle for a Mormon TABERNACLE Choir concert. Aside
from conferences, feel the MTC belongs in this older namesake venue with the
better acoustics. so disagree with those commenting it should be moved to the
Conference Center.But fully agree it should be broadcast live and on
demand on BYU-TV.
I just hope that this is "straight up" Messiah and not tinkered with or
embellished as the Choir and Orchestra leaders are want to do these paste
several years. I am praying for awe inspiring purity, simplicity and
faithfulness to the original scores.Oh, how I pray!
I hadn't realized that this concert WOULDN'T be taking place in the
Conference Center? Why ever not? It seems obvious that it should. As well as,
over BYUTV! In the spirit of Pres. Hinckley ( and Pres. Monson, I think ) Make
Please, consider broadcasting on BYU channel.
If --for some reason-- the Conference Center is NOT available to use for this
concert, the MoTC should simply announce that fact, and rationally EXPLAIN the
situation, rather than just keeping the public in the dark!Same goes
for why they CAN'T seem to broadcast the concert on BYUTV.?? The public
have been clamoring and begging for this option on numerous prior occasions, and
the Church just completely IGNORES this request, and never offers an explanation
as to WHY NOT.And finally.... I'm STILL anxiously waiting
(along with hundreds of thousands of others) to see the James Taylor concert
(from last Fall) on DVD or BYUTV or online!! But once again, we never hear
ANYTHING.The MoTC still has a long way to go in improving it's
It would be wonderful if BYU channel could be part of the simulcast. Or
transmitt this concert to the Ward and Stake buildings in real time.
This will be so great (next year when it's televised)!!
One of the requests in the article was to move the concert to the Conference
Center. I do not understand why that venue wasn't included in the
planning. Obviously this is a major musical event, most concerts omit portions
of the work, why not move it to where more people can enjoy the event?I presume that the planners thought/think that the audience will not fill the
Conference Center. Maybe they are mistaken?I think that streaming
is a good test of the computer system but really, you have BYUTV, cancel some of
the shows and show a major work of art. This is why you built the system. I
realize that schedules are set and all that, but consider the "optics"
of the situation: Major musical presentation sidelined for what-ever is
scheduled that has minimal viewership. We can do better.We'll
stream it to be sure but the head work on this one needs a serious review.
I want to add another "Amen" to the idea of broadcasting the Messiah
Concert by theMormon Tabernacle Choir on the BYU-TV channel. That would
be a very Good Use of TV air time.Hopefully this will happen.
Thank You & God Bless...
Adding my voice to the LONG list of BYU-TV comments! PLEASE make this available
there! It would beat the drum out of MOST of the BYU-TV programming!
I have two sons who are in high school. One of their requirements is to attend
a concert above the level they are at. My hope was to take them to this concert
on Good Friday and let them experience it live. President Hinckley mentioned
that one of the reasons for building the Conference Center was to allow people
the chance to be in the presence of the brethren, not just listen on TV. I think
the same should be thought of when it comes to powerful performances like the
Messiah. I encourage moving the concert to the Conference Center and to make it
fully available to the world.
@what do you wantThanks for your note. I had not thought of Good Friday
at another church . We go to midnight mass on Christmas Eve, tremendous music,
spirit and service and then to regular LDS services on Sunday. We rely on PBS
for the annual Christmas choir program, though a year behind. We tape music
and spoken word.
Why can't it be broadcast on BYU-TV as conference is. Why won't it be
preformed in the Conference Center so more people can attend instead of just
broadcast in the theaters around Temple Square? I would love to watch it
but hate watching things on the computer and won't do it.
Please broadcast this on BYU TV. A full rendition of this marvelous music by
such a great lineup of talent should be presented in the best way possible to
people within the "temple" of their own homes.
at reader from Sandy - the article says it is being broadcast over the internet.
most people outside of the wasatch front have the internet. its like watching
tv on your computer. you can even use some new gadgets or cords to run your
computer stream onto a large screen tv
This seems like one of those things that should be at the top of BYU
Television's list of programs to broadcast. It sure beats Story Trek. guess
that's why you are receiving several comments like mine.A
disappointed BYU TV viewer.
Please put it on BYU-TV so the whole world can enjoy it. Looking at my small
computer screen and listening to its inferior speakers will not provide the
depth and beauty of this sublime tribute to our Savior available on my TV.
I agree with several of the above comments. Use BYU TV. I dislike watching
things on the computer!
I think this is a phenomenal event and you have done all you can, at this time,
to see that other's can have the opportunity to be there. All that I can
say is "APPLAUSE" APPLAUSE""BRAVO BRAVO"
Would be nice to have the Mormon Taberncale Choir broadcast available on the
BYU-TV channelso that those outside of Salt Lake City could participate in
the "Messiah". I didn't see anything in the story about that
happening.So this Easter on Good Friday, we'll be attending the
Good Friday services at the localGreek Orthodox Church and Sunday the
services at the local LDS Church. Since there is no service on Good Friday at
the local LDS Church or no room for Easter Celebration on the BYU-TV channel on
that Friday night that seems to be a good option if one wants to Rememberand Honor the Lord on Good Friday. There were not any Christian denominations
when that first Good Friday took place. The many Christian denomations happened
long after the Lord in His resurrected form ascended. Grandpa, who was Greek by
birth always said the Greek Church was the "best Church". He came to
this country when he was 11 and learned English and became an American. He
never left the Greek Church. So this Easter, As in years past, we will honor
both the Lord Jesus and Grandpa on Friday night, Good Friday.
This still doesn't allow for anyone outside of the Wasatch Front to view
the concert. Couldn't it be broadcast over BYU tv as conference is?
Great news!! Living in the UK, I rely on the broadcasts and especially love
watching the Choir on Youtube!! Great news. Really looking forward to it!! :)
They could also have BYU stream it so those of us with Roku's and AppleTVs
outside of Utah could see it, too!
article -- "The most accessible option for interested viewers will be a
live-stream of the Friday concert on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s website
and available on-demand"Super idea! Hope this paves
the way for maybe the Christmas Concert and the Orchestra Concert (with
Conductor Gruppman) to also be broadcast this way.