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Tabernacle Choir Announces First Overseas Tour in 18 Years

MR says: A 360-member choir traveling for three weeks in eight cities abroad. Sounds like a pretty exciting adventure!

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will make its first tour beyond North America in almost decades with an announced trip to Europe in the summer of 2016.

The 360-member choir and 200-member Orchestra at Temple Square, both sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will perform in eight cities from June 27 to July 16. During those three weeks, the tour features performances in Berlin, Nuremberg and Frankfurt, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Zurich, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium; Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Paris. Venue and ticket information will be announced later.

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson voiced his support for the tour in a statement released Thursday.

"I am pleased that as president of the Church, I have the privilege of being the adviser to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Our goal is for the choir and its companion Orchestra at Temple Square to be a shining example of the musical arts to all the world," President Monson said.

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