Tomorrow is Pioneer Day. In Utah, USA, this is a state holiday, but across the world, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often stop to reflect on the sacrifices that early Mormon pioneers made.
In honor of those sacrifices, every year the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square holds a Pioneer Day Concert, often renamed as simply an evening celebrating music. This year’s guest artist was Alex Boyé, and included music from Moana and Pete’s Dragon, Broadway musicals, and Disney’s The Lion King. The concert also featured African-American spirituals, music from the great Nat King Cole, and an organ performance backed by the Orchestra that received one of the two standing ovations of the evening.
In other words, this is anything but a Mormon music concert. It’s a concert that all can enjoy!
You can enjoy the concert in its entirety via a link at LDS.org, or in the embedded video below.