This Sunday’s edition of Music & the Spoken Word will be unique and memorable to say the least. For the first time ever, special guest artists The Piano Guys—piano and cello combo Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson—will take to the stage with The Tabernacle Choir.
As reported on the Choir’s blog, The Piano Guys’ cellist Steven Sharp Nelson said, “We’ve been practicing very hard over the last who-knows-how-many years to build up enough musical acumen to perform with the greatest choir and orchestra in the world. To perform together has been something we’ve sincerely dreamed of doing ever since we were mini-musicians. We are elated at this opportunity!”
The Piano Guys gained popularity through YouTube beginning in 2011 when they began posting videos combining classical, pop, film scores, and original music. Today the musical duo has more than two billion views on their YouTube channel and over seven million subscribers. They have released seven studio albums—each debuting at No. 1 on their respective Billboard charts—and have amassed more than one billion music streams.
For anyone wishing to attend the performance in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, no tickets are required, but attendance is limited to guests ages 8 and older. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m., and guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m. when the doors are closed. The 30-minute broadcast begins at 9:30 a.m.
This special Music & the Spoken Word performance will be available to stream live or or watch on demand starting Sunday, August 28, at 9:30 a.m. MT on the Choir’s website, the Choir’s YouTube channel, and on Broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.