Over the years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed with many notable guest artists and conductors. However, with the opening in 2000 of the 21,000-seat Conference Center, the Choir has been bringing to its stage guest artists with world-class talent much more frequently.
These superb performers have come for Christmas concerts, birthday celebrations of prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, tributes to pioneer ancestors, and recognition of significant events in the United States, such as the 10th anniversary of September 11.
Many of these programs have been shown on national television via PBS. Walter Cronkite, much-revered former news anchor, said of his guest experience, “It was a thrill in a thrill-filled life.” Noted mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade said, “There are certain wonderful landmarks that one has in one's career—sort of the brass ring. And I’d say one of the top brass rings is to be able to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.”