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An evening with The Tabernacle Choir and Lea Salonga on Feb. 28


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The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has finally landed the Philippines yesterday!

They landed in Manila into two groups at the Manila International Airport on Feb 22, 2024. They were warmly welcomed by Elder Yoon Hwan Choi, First Counselor of the Philippines Area Presidency, accompanied by his wife, Sister Bon Kyung Koo Choi, and an incredibly enthusiastic crowd.

The Philippines is the 2nd stop on the choir’s ‘Hope’ world tour.

Many Filipinos are excited and looking forward to the choir and orchestra performances of the renowned group in the country.

The members of the choir express their excitement as this is the first time their group has ever been to the Philippines.

In the next four years, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be traveling twice a year to different parts of the world sharing hope, love and peace.

President Leavitt said, “Our goal is to magnify the Choir’s impact throughout the world by helping people feel God’s love for His children.”

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra will be gearing up for their upcoming performances as they will be delivering a sacred concert at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on February 25, 2024, followed by back-to-back concerts featuring special guest Lea Salonga at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on February 27 and 28, 2024.

Elder Steven R Bangerter, the Philippines Area President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints invites all of us Filipinos to watch the live concert of this renowned choir.

However due to limited tickets and concert seats, Elder Steven has announced an extension of the show through live streaming it online to make it available for everyone to see along with our family and friends at local stake centers nationwide.

Whether you’re attending the concerts live or joining a watch party, one thing is for sure it is going to be memorable and edifying!

The concert will showcase a diverse lineup of Filipino guest artists, adding a rich tapestry of talent to the event. Additionally, the concert will be hosted by beloved television personalities Suzi and Paolo Abrera, well known and well loved hosts and anchors of the Philippines.

Lea Salonga, is the much awaited Filipino guest singer renowned for her exceptional talent and captivating performances. Rising to fame with her iconic role as Kim in the original productions of “Miss Saigon,” she has since become a global sensation, earning accolades such as a Tony Award and an Olivier Award.

In her first collaboration with The Tabernacle Choir, Salonga joined forces with the esteemed ensemble for a special concert event last December 2022 during the Season of Light: Christmas with the Tabernacle and The Orchestra at Temple Square.

This collaboration showcased the remarkable synergy between Salonga’s powerful vocals and the Choir’s enchanting harmonies, creating an unforgettable musical experience for audiences worldwide.

The Tabernacle Choir is renowned for their mesmerizing performance and soul-stirring renditions standing as a beacon of musical excellence and captivating audiences worldwide with their timeless melodies and transcendent vocals.

Founded in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City, Utah, The Tabernacle Choir boasts a rich legacy steeped in tradition and reverence being the one of the oldest and largest choirs in the world. From humble beginnings to international acclaim, the Choir has graced prestigious stages, performed for world leaders including Presidents in all over 28 countries enchanting millions with their enchanting harmonies.

Comprised of 360 volunteer singers ages 25-60 years old, The Tabernacle Choir represents a diverse tapestry of talent and dedication. Each member brings their unique voice and passion to the ensemble, creating a symphony of voices that resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The choir is best known for its weekly Sunday broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word, which originates from Temple Square in Salt Lake City. This program is the oldest continuous nationwide network broadcast in America.

The Tabernacle Choir will take you on a musical odyssey spanning genres, cultures, and centuries. From sacred hymns to contemporary classics, each performance is a testament to the enduring power of music to uplift, inspire, and unite.

As we celebrate the legacy and brilliance of The Tabernacle Choir, we extend a heartfelt invitation to join us for a special livestream concert on February 28, 2024, at 7:00 PM at the Dumaguete Stake Center.


Author’s email: LujanaHerrenauw7@gmail.com



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