SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The entire Osmond family, including the Osmond Brothers, Donny, Marie and Jimmy, will be featured as guest artists for this year’s Pioneer Day Concert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
The concerts will be presented on Friday, 25 July and Saturday, 26 July at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center. Mack Wilberg, music director, will be conducting.
“We are honored and pleased to have the Osmond family join us as guest artists for our Pioneer Day concert this year,” said Wilberg, who will direct both the Choir and Orchestra for the concert. “The members of this wonderful musical family are true pioneers, not only as Latter-day Saints in the entertainment business but also as landmark recording and performing artists, and so they are a great fit for this concert. We have planned a program that showcases the Choir and at the same time features some of the wonderful music the Osmonds are famous for.”
“This has truly been an amazing year for our family,” said Jimmy Osmond, youngest of the Osmond brothers. “After performing to sold-out concerts all over the world, there is no better grand finale for us to celebrate our ’50 years of entertainment’ than to return home to Utah where it all started with the four original Osmond Brothers. Being invited to perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square is a great personal honor for us.”
The concert will be a retrospective on the Osmonds’ musical legacy and will feature not only musical highlights from throughout their careers but will also take advantage of the multimedia capabilities of the Conference Center to show video passages from their past performances.
Free tickets for these concerts are required. Because of the anticipated high demand for tickets to this event, tickets will be distributed through the random selection process used last year for Christmas concert ticket requests.
Those interested may register on the Internet at www.lds.org/events for the opportunity to receive tickets starting Saturday, 24 May at 12:01 a.m. through Monday, 2 June 2008 at 11:59 p.m. Those without Internet access may register over the phone at 801/570-0080 (local) or at 1/866/LDS-TIKS. All registrations received during those 10 days will have equal chances at receiving tickets in the random selection process.
Not all registrations will be selected to receive tickets, and only one registration per household can be accepted. The maximum number of tickets that a household may request will be four. Tickets will be mailed to those selected shortly after the registration process closes. Patrons not selected to receive tickets will be notified by email.
Standby tickets for those without tickets will not be issued. However, patrons are invited to stand by for last-minute seating both evenings. The standby line will form at the North Gate on Temple Square at 6 p.m.
The doors of the Conference Center will open at 6 p.m. The length of the evening performance will be approximately 90 minutes. Seating is limited to those 8 years of age and older. Guests are asked to allow extra time for travel and parking in order to be seated 30 minutes before the performance begins.