Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performs Handel’s “Messiah”

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah News) – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir got Easter celebrations underway Thursday night with a performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah”.

Under the direction of conductor Mack Wilberg, the world renowned choir teamed up with the Orchestra at Temple Square and four soloists for an elaborate and some would say inspiring rendition of the 275 year old classic.

In a video released by the Choir 11 days ago the famous Hallelujah Chorus of “Messiah” has a modern twist as it is bolstered by the voices of thousands of singers worldwide who uploaded their parts to YouTube.

“I thought it was really impressive that they not only pulled in people who are great singers that we know in the Tabernacle Choir but also people from around the world,” concert attendee Kelli Childs told ABC4 Utah News.

Attendee Ben Cook said he enjoyed the concert throughout.

“Well one thing I think is interesting is that I feel like the emotions changed a lot throughout the whole message,” Cook said. “There were peaceful and there were upbeat tempos with a little bit more power behind them so it was cool to see the mix.”

There will be another performance Friday night at 7:30 at the Tabernacle. All the tickets for that one were distributed back in February but you can watch it live on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s website LDS.org

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