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