2017 Pioneer Day Concert

How To View

Alex Boyé, singer, entertainer, and mega-million-view YouTube artist, will be the featured guest artist for this summer’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Pioneer Day Concerts. Alex joins the Choir and Orchestra in two gala performances in “Music for a Summer Evening” on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Salt Lake Conference Center on Temple Square.

Note: Due to unavoidable and unanticipated scheduling conflicts with the filming of his current TV series, Christopher Jackson will be unable to join the Choir and Orchestra for the 2017 Pioneer Day Concert. 

Instructions for Concert Viewing

For those who will not be able to join us in Salt Lake City, we are excited to offer you these options:

  • Live Stream - Saturday, July 15, beginning at 8 P.M. MDT.
  • On-Demand - Saturday, July 15, beginning at the end of live stream (approximately 9:30 P.M. MDT).
  • Church Satellite Broadcast -  Various dates in LDS buildings with planned events.
  • BYU Broadcasting Outlets - Saturday, July 15, 8 p.m. MDT live broadcast with various rebroadcast dates and times. 

Concert Live Stream  

  • The Internet live stream in English will begin Saturday, July 15, at 8:00 p.m. MDT from the following Internet locations: 1) motab.org/pioneerday; 2) youtube.com/MormonTabChoir; 3) BYUtv.org; 4) MormonChannel.org; and 5) LDS.org.
  • The concert can be viewed and watched anywhere in the world where there is an Internet connection—in homes or church and community buildings
  • Don’t worry if you are late getting started during the live stream. You will be able to start the stream again from the beginning using the position indicator at the bottom of your screen. 
  • Closed captioning for the hearing impaired will be available only in English. Closed captioning in English is also available on the Internet for electronic devices that support it.
  • Additional Languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German
    • On Saturday, July 15, at 8:00 p.m. MDT, the concert will be live streamed on the Mormon Channel’s language specific YouTube Channels with concert narration in four additional languages.
      • Spanish: youtube.com/MormonMessagesSPA
      • Portuguese: youtube.com/MormonMessagesFRA
      • French: youtube.com/MormonMessagesDEU
      • German: youtube.com/MormonMessagesPOR

Concert On-Demand Viewing

  • After the live stream ends, the on-demand concert will be immediately available in English (approximately 9:30 p.m. MDT) for on-demand viewing at motab.org/pioneerday.
  • On or before Wednesday, July 19, the French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German narrated concerts will be posted to the Choir’s YouTube Channel (youtube.com/MormonTabChoir) and website (motab.org/pioneerday) for on-demand Internet viewing.

Concert Satellite Broadcast in LDS buildings

  • The concert will be broadcast over the Church satellite system to LDS buildings where Church leaders have planned events at a time convenient to local areas. Information for church event planners can be accessed here.
  • Broadcast times: Saturday, July 15 to Sunday, July 16, beginning at 8 p.m. MDT the concert will be broadcast every two hours.  On Friday, July 21 beginning at 8 p.m. MDT through Sunday, July 23 the concert will be broadcast every two hours.
  • Languages available:  The concert narration will be available in five languages on the satellite broadcast: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Music lyrics will not be translated.

Watch on BYU Broadcasting Outlets

On July 15 at 8 p.m. MDT the concert will air live on BYUtv, BYUtv Global, BYUtv International adn byutv.org. The program will re-air as listed below

  • BYUtv International:           July 16 at 7:00 a.m.; July 16th at 6:00 p.m.
  • KBYU (Channel 11):           July 23 at 5:30 p.m.
  • BYUtv and BYUtv Global:  July 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Additional Information

Here are suggestions to make your 2017 Pioneer Day Concert experience successful—live streaming in the comfort of your own home or other locations:

  • For an optimal home viewing experience connect your computer to your television or home theater with an HDMI cable.
  • For an optimal group viewing experience in a larger venue, use a projector to plug into the computer you are streaming the concert from so that everyone will be able to easily view the concert. Make sure you have a VGA or HDMI cable to connect your computer to the projector.
  • To get the best audio quality possible, connect to a home theater or public-address system so that everyone will be able to hear the live streamed concert.
  • If you have a smartTV, game console, or set-top box you can access the on-demand concert (via the Mormon Tabernacle Choir YouTube channel from your device. ROKU users can also view the performance on the Mormon Channel app.)