The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Sq. and the Utah Symphony will current Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah” for this yr’s O.C. Tanner Present of Music live performance.
The performances can be on Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. on the Salt Lake Tabernacle. This yr marks the fortieth anniversary of the live performance, which started in 1983, in accordance with the live performance announcement on the choir’s web site. The live performance is mostly carried out each different yr, and was paused in 2021 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Tickets are free and required, are restricted to these 8 years previous and older. They had been out there beginning Friday, Jan. 20, at TabChoir.org/2023tannergift or by calling 801-570-0080 or 1-866-537-8457.
Thierry Fischer will conduct the Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony in his last Present of Music efficiency as he completes his tenure with the symphony on the finish of the season.
The choir and symphony can be joined by soloists Susanna Phillips, soprano; Sasha Cooke, alto; Matthew Polenzani, tenor; and Kyle Ketelsen, bass. All 4 of them have beforehand carried out with the choir, symphony or each. A boy soprano from the Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir Faculty may also carry out.
Ketelsen carried out George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” in 2014 and Cooke was considered one of 4 Metropolitan Opera soloists who carried out the “Messiah” with the choir for Easter 2016.
“I’m extremely honored to conduct The Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony another time earlier than the top of my tenure as music director. Main these two premiere ensembles in these performances of ‘Elijah’ is without doubt one of the capstones of my time right here in Salt Lake Metropolis. I’m so grateful to the O.C. Tanner Present of Music for enabling each the performers and our audiences to expertise this monumental work,” Fischer stated within the announcement.
“Elijah” was beforehand carried out on the Present of Music live performance collection in 1987 and was directed by Jerold Ottley. Mendelssohn composed the oratorio in 1846 and revised it 1847 and was the final of the German composer’s works to be premiered in his lifetime.
The concert events had been the thought of neighbors Obert C. Tanner, businessman and philanthropist, and President Gordon B. Hinckley, then an Apostle and later President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to assist encourage unity among the many neighborhood. The concert events are funded by an endowment from Obert C. and Grace Tanner.
The previous concert events embrace:
1983: Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem”
1985: Americana music
1989: Operatic and live performance picks with Kiri Te Kanawa
1991: Operatic and live performance picks with Frederica von Stade
1994: Hector Berlioz’s “Requiem”
1996: Jame DeMars’s “An American Requiem”
1998: “An Atlantic Bridge” with The King’s Singers
1999: Johannes Brahms’s “Requiem”
2000: Vaughan Williams’ “Hodie”
2002: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 8
2005: “A Celtic Celebration” with Ronan Tynan and the band Leahy
2008: “An American Songbook” with Denyce Graves and Brian Stokes Mitchell
2009: Mahler’s Symphony no. 2
2013: thirtieth Anniversary Gala that includes singer-songwriter James Taylor
2016: Mahler’s Symphony no. 8 (hearken to it on the thetabernaclechoir.org)
2019: Golden Spike one hundred and fiftieth Celebration with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty