Well, it’s official. I can now tell you about TOUR 2009!
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will conduct its tour in the USA Central States from June 18-29, 2009.
The tour will consist of seven concerts, with performances in:
The choir kicks off their tour by joining the Cincinnati Pops for a grand 25th Anniversary celebration performance at the Riverbend Music Center just outside of Cincinnati, with Erich Kunzel and Mack Wilberg sharing conducting duties. This will be a rare repeat performance after rave reviews by the audience at Riverbend just two years ago. Click here for info and tickets.
The choir and orchestra will also perform at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on 20 June. This will be the choir’s first return to St. Louis since 1958. Click here for info. and tickets.
The choir will perform on June 22 in the Wells Fargo Arena. This will be a first-ever visit of the choir to Des Moines. Click here for info. and tickets.
The Holland Performing Arts Center will host the Choir on June 23. This will be the choirs’ first-ever visit to Omaha. Click here for info. and tickets.
The Choir will perform in the Sprint Center in Kansas City on June 25. This will be the first return since the 1958 tour. Click here for info. and tickets.
The Lloyd Noble Center at the University of Oklahoma campus will host the Choir on June 27. This is a first-ever performance in this city. Click here for info. and tickets.
Sixty-five members of the Orchestra at Temple Square will accompany the 360-voice choir on tour.
Music from the tour will feature highlights from the Choir and Orchestra’s 2009 Spring Release — Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing — as well as popular selections from the Choir’s extensive repertoire including choral masterworks, hymns, spirituals and folk songs.
“Every week we have thousands of visitors from all over the world who come to experience the choir in person,” says Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir. “Touring gives us the chance to share this experience with new audiences across the world. It’s a great privilege and a highlight for Choir and Orchestra members to perform for audiences in live concerts.”
Tickets for the 2009 concerts will be on sale at all concert venues by December 1, 2008. (links are included with each venue above)
- To Read the official press release, Click Here.