November on Temple Square brings a plethora of exciting performances in the Assembly Hall and the Tabernacle, as well as a music theater production – “Savior of the World” – in the Conference Center Theater. Christmas lights and Christmas music throughout Temple Square start the latter part of the month. Some events are limited to those eight years of age and older while other events are for adults and children of all ages. All events are free, with the exception of “Savior of the World.”
Friday, November 4—Bobbi Blood, flute, will perform a selection of works in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m. by a variety of European composers, including Liszt, Debussy, Godard, Doppler and others. This concert is open to ages eight and older. Tickets are not needed. A multiple award winner, Ms. Blood has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Saturday, November 5—Sounds Choir, a 75-voice choir from Idaho Falls, Idaho, will perform in the Assembly Hall songs from Broadway shows, such as The Secret Garden, Wicked, and Les Misérables, as well as Fauré’s Requiem. The choir is under the direction of Ronda Groberg. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Ages eight and older are welcome to attend. Tickets are not needed.
Friday, November 11—Soprano Ruth Wilson Francisco and pianist Nancy Thomas will perform a variety of songs for piano and voice in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Pieces include a big band medley, Scottish folk songs, classical pieces, and a selection of traditional hymns. This concert is open to ages eight and older. Tickets are not needed.
Saturday, November 12—The Sundance Trio: Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Christian Smith, bassoon; and Jed Moss, piano, will present a program in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are not needed. The concert is open to ages eight and older. Selections of works, both classical and modern, will be shared. All three performers are prestigious instrumentalists who have traveled the world sharing their musical talents.
Friday, November 18—The Bells on Temple Square will present a Christmas concert in the Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. They are under the direction of LeAnna Willmore. Tickets are required. For ticket information, please call 801-570-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events.
Friday, November 18 to December 31, Tuesdays through Saturdays—The heralded “Savior of the World” musical production will be performed in the Conference Center Theater at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m. The musical features scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Tickets are $8:00 for evening performances and $5:00 for matinee performances. For ticket information, call 801-570-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events. The performances are open to ages eight and older.
Saturday, November 19—Violinist Sara Bauman will perform a variety of classical pieces by Bach, Prokofiev, Liszt, Lowry, and others in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Bauman will be joined by her brother David on piano, her sister Stacy on flute, and will be accompanied by her mother Colleen Bauman. This concert is open to ages eight and older. Tickets are not needed.
Friday, November 25—Christmas lights on Temple Square are turned on between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. No concerts will be held this evening.
Saturday, November 26—The Millennium Choir will open the “Christmas on Temple Square” 2011 season by presenting Lex de Azevedo’s “GLORIA! The Life of Christ, Part I” in the Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. Lex de Azevedo directs a joyous musical representation of the nativity of Jesus Christ. As a Temple Square first, a virtual choir will participate in the finale. Tickets are required. For free tickets, call 801-570-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events . The concert is open to ages eight and older.
November 26 to December 23—Christmas music on Temple Square: 40 minute-long performances presented by high school, college, and community choral groups will take place at various locations throughout Temple Square. These are free and open to all ages. For a schedule of Christmas concerts and events, please visit www.lds.org/events, or www.lds.org/calendar.
In addition, 30-minute organ recitals are held in the Tabernacle weekdays and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Also, Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsals are open to the public in the Tabernacle on Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m., as is “Music and the Spoken Word” on Sundays featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir when doors open at 8 a.m. and close at 9:15 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. 30-minute broadcast.