For the first time since their sellout Ravinia debut in 2007, the 360-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir returns to Ravinia Festival on Saturday, June 15, for an evening of choral music joined by the 65-member Orchestra at Temple Square. The choir’s repertoire will cover everything from Bach and Broadway to American folk hymns and spirituals. Starting November 12, Pavilion seats are available for purchase to festival donors and lawn tickets are available to the general public at ravinia.org. A full list of 2013 summer events will be announced in March.
Called “America’s chorus” by President Ronald Reagan, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world’s fairs, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents and sung for numerous telecasts and special events. Five of the ensemble’s recordings have earned gold certification and two albums have gone platinum.