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The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, the internationally renowned choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will stage a performance at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 25.

The choir, along with its orchestra counterparts, is one of the oldest, largest, and most renowned choirs globally. The group comprises 360 choir members and 110 orchestra members, all of whom are members of the Utah-based church.

Music Dean Antonio Africa said the collaboration between the Catholic University and the Tabernacle Choir was made possible through Prof. Pablito Baybado Jr., who serves as the secretary general of Religions for Peace Philippines.

UST choirs will have an interaction with the Tabernacle Choir’s musical director Mack Wilberg on the same day. There will also be a dinner attended by select religious leaders, including UST administrators, before the show, which will start at 7 p.m.

“Music is a universal language and can transcend cultural and language boundaries,” Wilberg said. “We hope our musical message of hope will be felt in the hearts of the Filipino people.”

The Tabernacle Choir is visiting the Philippines for the first time as part of its “Hope” world tour.

The Philippine stops of the show are scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28 at the Mall of Asia Arena and will feature acclaimed Broadway singer and actress Lea Salonga as musical guest.

The Philippines has the largest membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Asia, with 853,254 church members spread across 1,272 congregations and 23 missions.


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