Tabernacle choir puts on Pioneer Day concert with special UK guest

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-19 20:17:41-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Day Concert is Friday night at the LDS Conference Center where British singer Katherine Jenkins will be the guest performer.

"We are so thrilled to have Katherine with us,” says choir president Mac Christensen. “I just told her she's been on our radar for about four years and to have her here, she has the beauty and the voice is fantastic."

Christensen says that Jenkins will accompany them playing show tunes, an opera aria, and Jenkins will share some music from her homeland of Wales.

Concert performances will take place Friday and Saturday.

The performances are at no cost, but as of Thursday, tickets were sold out. Those still wanting to get in can try their luck standing by the flag pole at Temple Square next to the LDS Conference Center.