Musical performances of a wide variety are scheduled for Temple Square during November, with events scheduled for fourteen of November’s thirty days.  Performances will be given in the Assembly Hall, Tabernacle, South Visitors Center, Conference Center Theater, Church Office Building, and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m.  Children under eight are encouraged to visit other venues until November 26, when Christmas lights on Temple Square will be turned on and all performances with the exception of the Savior of the World musical drama will be for families and children of all ages.

Friday, November 5 – The Church Relief Society Music Festival, offering ten works from the Church Music Submission, will be performed in the Assembly Hall. The compositions, by composers/lyricists from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah include the following: We Are Sisters, My Sister, The Light of Christ, The Seasons of My Life, Reflections of Eternity, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Choose the Good Part, A Mother’s Prayer, With Thankful Hearts, and Precious Savior. Relief Society Choir members from the Fruit Heights Utah Stake, conducted by Jane Fjeldsted, will sing the new compositions.

Saturday, November 6 – The Timpanogos Chamber Orchestra, composed of young classical string musicians from Utah County, will perform in the Assembly Hall.  Their program consists of short works by Vivaldi, Grieg, Dvorak, and Williams, among others. The group is conducted by Lois Stout, well known nationally as an outstanding conductor of youth orchestras.

Friday, November 12 – Cedric Pescia, Swiss pianist and gold medalist of the 2002 Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition, will perform selections from Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Schubert’s Sonata in B flat major in the Assembly Hall. Pescia has given concerts throughout Europe and in the United States.  His debut CD, featuring with Bach’s Goldberg Variations, was recently released.

Saturday, November 13 – The Formosan Duo, a husband and wife violin-piano duo consisting of Dr. Yu-Jane Yang on piano and Dr. Shi-Hwa Wang on violin, will perform in the Assembly Hall. Works presented will be Mozart’s Violin Sonata in C major, Milstein’s Paganiniana Variations for solo violin, Beach’s Five Pieces for Violin and Piano, and Saint-Saens’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75. Yang, a music professor at Weber State University, is a leading U.S. educator in piano pedagogy. Wang has been concertmaster of several orchestras and performs throughout the world.

Wednesday, November 17 – Utah guitarist Lawrence Green will play a mostly Latin program in the Assembly Hall.   The evening of entertainment features works by Albeniz, Granados, Sargent, Moreno-Torroba, Guimaraes, Durham, Mores, and Rose. Green is fluent in many guitar styles, including classical, jazz, country, and rock, and is the author of several guitar instructional books.

Friday, November 19 – BYU-Idaho’s Symphony Orchestra will perform Daniel Gawthrop’s A Latter-day Overture and present one of three premiere performances of his Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in the Tabernacle, in addition to performing Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  Conducting will be Dr. Kevin Call, director of Orchestras at BYU-Idaho, and performing on the organ will be Dr. Richard Elliott, Mormon Tabernacle organist. Daniel Gawthrop is nationally recognized for his choral compositions. Though free, the concert is a ticketed event. Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events

Friday, November 19 – The musical drama, Savior of the World, will be performed in the Conference Center Theater.  Tickets for evening performances are $8 each, and for Saturday matinees, $5.00 each.  Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events for tickets.

Saturday, November 20 – Tenor Steven Crandell and pianist Kelly Crandell of the San Francisco area will present in the Assembly Hall.  Their selections include Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel, Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, and selected works by Henry Purcell, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Kelly Crandell. Kelly is known in the San Francisco area for directing musical shows and as an editor of a music publishing firm.

Saturday, November 20 – A musical drama, Savior of the World, will be performed in the Conference Center Theater.  Tickets for evening performances are $8 each, and for Saturday matinees, $5.00 each.  Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events for tickets.

Tuesday, November 23 – The 8th Annual Interfaith Festival of Hymns will take place in the Assembly Hall, with some hymns sung by an interfaith community choir and the audience singing along on several hymns.  The interfaith choir consists of choirs from several area churches, including a high school choir. Conducting will be Bruce Sullivan.  Organists will be Brent Osiek of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Michael Shelton of Saints Episcopal Church, and Janice Clayton, Franklin Eddings, and Joan Ellen Fox of Latter-day Saint wards.

Tuesday, November 23 – The musical drama, Savior of the World, will be performed in the Conference Center Theater.  Tickets for evening performances are $8 each, and for Saturday matinees, $5.00 each.  Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events for tickets.

Wednesday, November 24 – The musical drama, Savior of the World, will be performed in the Conference Center Theater.  Tickets for evening performances are $8 each, and for Saturday matinees, $5.00 each.  Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events for tickets.

Friday, November 26 – Lights on Temple Square are turned on. 

Friday, November 26 – The musical drama, Savior of the World, will be performed in the Conference Center Theater.  Tickets for evening performances are $8 each, and for Saturday matinees, $5.00 each.  Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events for tickets.

Saturday, November 27 – The combined children’s choirs of the Cache Children’s Cantate Choir, the International Children’s Choir, the Riverton Children’s Choir, and the Utah Valley Children’s Concert Choir will sing in the Tabernacle.  Their program is entitled, Christmas was Meant for Children. The concert includes songs that tell the Christmas story and celebrate the holiday season. All four choirs are well known locally. Though free, the concert is a ticketed event. Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events.  All ages are welcome.

Saturday, November 27 – The musical drama, Savior of the World, will be performed in the Conference Center Theater.  Tickets for evening performances are $8 each, and for Saturday matinees, $5.00 each.  Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events for tickets.

Sunday, November 28 – Choirs and musical groups from high schools, colleges, community organizations and groups begin today providing Christmas music on Temple Square through December 23. Performances today are at: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall; and also in the South Visitors’ Center at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m.

Monday, November 29 – Christmas music performances today are in the Church Office Building lobby at 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.; and in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 30 – Christmas music performances are at: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall; in the South Visitors’ Center at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m.; in the Church Office Building at 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.; and in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m..

Tuesday, November 30 – The musical drama, Savior of the World, will be performed in the Conference Center Theater.


  Tickets for evening performances are $8 each, and for Saturday matinees, $5.00 each.  Call 801-240-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events for tickets.