SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square likely won’t be wearing beads and offering peace signs to concert goers next summer, but they will be performing at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, N.Y.
The concert is one of five cities the two groups will be visiting during the summer of 2015 on the groups’ Atlantic Coast tour - their first visit to most of the region in over a decade.
The groups will perform in Bethesda, Md., then at Bethel, N.Y. From there they will perform in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and then move on to perform in two concerts at Carnegie Hall. The tour will conclude with a concert in the Wang Theatre in Boston.
“There is nothing quite like hearing the Choir live in concert,” says Ron Jarrett, president of the Choir. “We love going on the road to connect with our audiences on the Eastern seaboard who will experience the pure joy music can bring to the hearts and minds of its listeners.”
The Choir’s repertoire will cover everything from Bach and Broadway to American folk hymns and spirituals. Tickets for the tour will become available by the end of year with the exception of the concert in Bethesda, Maryland, where tickets are now on sale (http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar/view.asp?id=10628).
More specific information on dates, venues and tickets is available on the Choir’s website (mormontabernaclechoir.org/tour) and on its Facebook page (facebook.com/mormontabernaclechoir).