July 2, 2012
Writer: Don Sparhawk
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will perform a full evening concert at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center. Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, July 10, at 8:15 a.m.
Don Sparhawk, coordinator for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series, said the choir last performed in Rexburg in 2001. "This may be the largest event to date in the BYU-Idaho Center," Sparhawk said. He is hoping to fill the 15,000-seat center.
As one of the oldest and largest choirs in the world, the choir has performed before U.S. presidents, sold millions of records, won scores of awards, and enthralled audiences in dozens of countries. Ronald Reagan, president of the United States from 1981 to 1989, dubbed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir "America's Choir" in 1981 when the choir sang at his inauguration.
Tickets for this Center Stage performance are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They may be purchased online at tickets.byui.edu, at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, or by phone at 496-3170. The concert is open to those 6 years of age and older. A preshow dinner for $15 extra is also offered prior to the concert in the Manwaring Center.