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Bells on Temple Square: Prelude to the Season

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7:30 pm
FREE tickets required; standby option also available


6-8 years 9-12 years Teenagers Adults without kids


Temple Square
Temple Square
Salt Lake City, UT, 84150
United States


(801) 240-4150
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The Bells on Temple Square celebrate the beginning of the holidays with “Prelude to the Season,” their annual concert, on Friday and Saturday, November 17–18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.

The concert will be led by LeAnna Willmore, conductor of the Bells on Temple Square, with associate conductor, Geoff Anderson, also directing several numbers, all performed by the 35-member, all-volunteer ensemble. The evening will feature hymns such as “Nearer, My God, to Thee” and “Jesus, Priceless Treasure” along with lively pieces such as “Toccata Ritmica” and “Malaguena” from the Spanish suite Andalucia. The concert will continue with selections celebrating the Christmas season such as “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Deck the Halls,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” and “Trepak,” the Russian dance from The Nutcracker Suite. In keeping with this concert’s tradition, the bell choir numbers will be interspersed with organ solos by Temple Square organists Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, as well as pieces by members of the Orchestra at Temple Square.



  • Free tickets are required for this event. There is a limit of four tickets per person.
  • On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, tickets may be obtained over the internet or by calling 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll-free 1-866-537-8457 (1-866-LDS-TIKS) beginning at 10:00 a.m.
  • Based on availability, tickets may be obtained in person at the ticket office located at door 4 of the Conference Center beginning Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The ticket office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Seating will be general admission. 

Special Considerations

  • Tickets are required for this event. Patrons should be in their seats 15 minutes before the event start time.
  • Standby seating may available on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line is formed at the flagpole on Temple Square. 
  • For this event in the Tabernacle, admission is open to those ages eight and older.
  • Ambulatory impairment seating is available. Patrons who require such seating should inform the ticket office when they obtain tickets or inform Guest Services when they arrive at the event.
  • Service dogs are not allowed in venues where meetings or events are being broadcast or recorded. Ushers will direct you to overflow viewing rooms where your service dog is allowed.
  • Patrons should not bring cameras or audio or video recording devices into the Tabernacle. Photographs are not permitted during the performance.
  • Best dress is encouraged.
  • Patrons should turn off pagers, cellular phones, and similar electronic devices during the performance.
  • Weapons (including pocketknives) are not permitted in the Tabernacle.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the Tabernacle.
  • Patrons may not bring packages or backpacks into the Tabernacle.
  • Those attending the production should consider traffic congestion, plan to arrive early, and park in designated parking areas only.
  • The Tabernacle doors will open 60 minutes before the performance start time.
  • The length of the performance is approximately 90 minutes.