Pioneer Day Concert
This year’s guest artists are Broadway stars Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly with Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III returning as the narrator.
The Music for a Summer’s Evening: 2018 Pioneer Day Concert will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at 8:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time) in the Conference Center.
It will be a reunion performance for Morrison and Kelly, who starred opposite each other in the Broadway musical “Finding Neverland,” where Morrison played the role of J. M. Barrie opposite Kelly, who appeared as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir president Ron Jarrett said, “Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly are extraordinary performers who have a dynamic chemistry onstage that will delight our audiences. We know they will bring down the house when they perform with the choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.”
On July 21, the concert will be streamed live on the mormontabernaclechoir.org, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir YouTube page, LDS.org, mormonchannel.org, and BYUtv in English. It will also be live streamed on the Mormon Channel’s YouTube language channels in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.
The concert will be archived for on-demand viewing in English immediately following the live-stream concert. On-demand videos in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German will be available by July 30 on motab.org/pioneerday.
The concert will also be broadcast over the Church satellite system in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German. Multiple satellite air times will be available to accommodate local needs. Closed-captioning will be available in English only.
Stake technology specialists
Stake technology specialists may wish to refer to the Church broadcast schedule.
Tickets for the concert are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. mountain daylight time, through lds.org/events or by phone at 801-570-0080. Each patron may request four tickets, and admission is open to those ages eight and older. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to join the standby line by the flagpole on Temple Square for last-minute seating, which is often available.