2017 Pioneer Concert dates: July 14 and 15.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present their annual concert held in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations. The concert will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Conference Center and will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir and Ryan Murphy, associate music director.
Joining the Choir and Orchestra for this special summer concert will be a special guest artist which will be announced on The Doug Wright Show in early June. Tickets will be available immediately following the guest artist announcement.
These summer concerts featuring music by the Choir and Orchestra have been a long-standing tradition. Recent guest artists have included King's Singers (2016), Laura Osnes (2015), Santino Fontana (2014), Nathan Pacheco and Lindsey Stirling (2013), Katherine Jenkins (2012), and Linda Eder and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2011), Prior concerts have been filmed and later rebroadcast on BYU Television. The summer concert of 2012 with Katherine Jenkins won for the Choir its second Emmy Award. (The Choir has since added a third Emmy Award for its Tanner Gift of Music concert with James Taylor.)
Free tickets for these concerts are required. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis in early June at lds.org/events, by calling 801-570-0080 or at the Conference Center ticket office. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older.
Standby tickets for those without tickets will not be issued. However, patrons are invited to stand by for last-minute seating each evening. The standby line will form at the North Gate on Temple Square at 6:30 p.m. for the evening performances.