SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will combine for a patriotic celebration of the 215th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. President Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the featured speaker. The concert is sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

The concert will be held Tuesday, 17 September, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle. Craig Jessop, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will conduct the choir and orchestra with Richard Elliott at the organ. The program will also feature guest soprano soloist, Daisy Jackson, recently retired as Chief Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force Band.

The audience will be welcomed by the president of the Utah Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation, Sally P. Brinton, along with the presentation of colors by a military honor guard, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and a performance of the national anthem by the choir and orchestra.

The musical program will include such patriotic classics as “America the Beautiful,” “This Land is Your Land,” “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” and the moving “The Story of the Battle Hymn of the Republic” joined by Daisy Jackson.

Free tickets are required for the concert and are available to the public at the Conference Center ticket office (door 4) from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and on the Internet ( The doors of the Tabernacle will open at 6:30 p.m., and the length of the performance will be approximately 90 minutes. Children must be 8 years of age or older to attend this event.