2017 Pioneer Day Concert

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with Alex Boyé

Concert Information

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present their annual concert "Music for a Summer Evening," 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.

Due to unavoidable and unanticipated scheduling conflicts with the filming of his current TV series, Christopher Jackson will be unable to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orhcestra at Temple Square for their annual Pioneer Day concerts. 

The Choir is very pleased to announce that Alex Boyé, singer, entertainer, and mega-million-view YouTube artist, will now be the guest artist for the Pioneer Day concerts. "We are delighted to welcome a performer who has received international acclaim for his unique style of music," said Choir president Ron Jarrett. "Alex brings to the stage musical talent, energy and charisma. His ability to involve and command an audience is a force to be reckonded with." 

Alex Boye’ is known for his dynamic African-infused songs that have gained over 400 million views on YouTube. Recently named 2017 Artist of the Year and grand prize winner in a music contest sponsored by Pepsi & Hard Rock Cafe, he will be performing a half-time show for NFL's Monday Night Football this December in Miami. He is a uniquely versatile artist with a style that appeals to all ages.  He has shared the stage with many notable artists including, Jay-Z, Tim McGraw, George Michael, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, The Beach Boys, and opened for Olivia Newton John at the world-renowned Royal Albert Hall, fulfilling a life-time dream.  As an innovative YouTube artist, Mr. Boye’s unique and creative videos have been featured on Good Morning AmericaJimmy Kimmel Live!, and several Internet outlets.

On Saturday, July 15th, at 8:00 p.m. MST, the concert will be live streamed over the internet and through the Church satellite system to local areas where events have been planned in LDS buildings. For the live stream, the concert narration will be available in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Information on viewing options will be available on this Pioneer Day web page. 

Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older. Patrons without tickets are invited to stand by for last-minute seating which is usually available each evening. The standby line will form at the North Gate on Temple Square at 6:30 p.m. for the evening performances.

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.)

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