"Hamilton" Broadway Star to Perform With Mormon Tabernacle Choir

by | Jun. 19, 2017

Mormon Life

Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington in the Broadway hit Hamilton, is set to perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir this summer. Watch Jackson and the whole cast of Hamilton when they performed live at the Tony Awards.

An artist known for his recent performance as George Washington in the Broadway show Hamilton will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their Pioneer Day concerts.

Christopher Jackson will be the guest artist for two gala performances in “Music for a Summer Evening” on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center on Temple Square.

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has collaborated with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers over the years. For this album, the Choir has assembled an unprecedented collection of recordings taken from standout performances over the past 15 years. Most of these performances were recorded live at the 20,000+ seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, some real gems were uncovered or created specifically for this album, including a performance recorded live before millions of viewers at the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics (Sting & Yo-Yo Ma performing "Fragile") and new recordings such as Amy Grant's "Thy Word," The King's Singers' "I'm Running On," and Santino Fontana's "He Lives in You."

“We are delighted to have Christopher Jackson join us for this year’s concerts,” said Mormon Tabernacle Choir president Ron Jarrett. “He is a multitalented artist with an amazing stage presence. Combined with the choir and orchestra, he will create a magical experience for audiences.”

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