Mor­mon Taber­na­cle Choir to per­form as part of choral direc­tors con­fer­ence Feb. 28

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The Mor­mon Taber­na­cle Choir and Orches­tra at Tem­ple Square will present “From the Trea­sury of Amer­i­can Song,” under the di­rec­tion of Mack Wil­berg, as the clos­ing con­cert of the Amer­i­can Choral Direc­tors As­so­ci­a­tion (ACDA) Con­fer­ence on Satur­day, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. in the LDS Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Salt Lake City.

The pub­lic is in­vited. Free tick­ets are now available at www.lds. org/events or over the phone at 801-570-0080 or 1-866-537-8457. There is a limit of four tick­ets per per­son.

This ex­cit­ing con­cert will fea­ture Grammy Award-win­ning opera and cabaret so­prano Sylvia McNair as well as Broad­way star Santino Fon­tana, who will be per­form­ing on the Con­fer­ence Cen­ter stage for the third time in a year. The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants will also add their dis­tinc­tive voices. And, of course, the Mor­mon Taber­na­cle Choir and Orches­tra at Tem­ple Square will per­form along with the com­bined honor choirs from the ACDA Na­tional Con­fer­ence. There will be some­thing to please ev­ery­one.

The ACDA con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings are open to paid regis­trants (visit acda.org for de­tails). An ex­pected 5,000 par­tic­i­pants will at­tend the con­fer­ence from Fe­bru­ary 25 to 28, many of them mem­bers of choirs from around the world. Choir direc­tors, com­posers, ed­u­ca­tors and mu­sic pub­lish­ers will also be par­tic­i­pat­ing in ses­sions at the Salt Palace and Abra­vanel Hall fea­tur­ing round table dis­cus­sions, mas­ters classes, read­ing ses­sions, lec­tures, and ser­vice projects.

Choirs will be per­form­ing in pri­vate hour-by-hour con­certs for the event on Tem­ple Square, cul­mi­nat­ing in the clos­ing 90-minute con­cert on Satur­day, Feb. 28. As part of the con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings, the choir and orches­tra will also present two con­certs for ACDA par­tic­i­pants only in the Taber­na­cle both Thurs­day and Fri­day evenings (the pub­lic re­hearsal for that week has been moved to Tues­day, Feb. 24).

Although the ACDA has vis­ited Salt Lake City for prior con­fer­ences, this is the first time the ACDA has made use of the Taber­na­cle, As­sem­bly Hall and Con­fer­ence Cen­ter. This con­clud­ing con­cert will be the first time that ACDA has been able to ac­com­mo­date all of its con­fer­ence at­ten­dees in one hall for a com­bined con­cert.

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