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Tabernacle Choir’s 2020 European tour postponed a year due to COVID-19

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Monday, June 25, 2018. Credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News, Deseret News
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square performs a musical number in a prerecorded performance that was played during the Saturday afternoon session of the 190th Annual General Conference on April 4, 2020. Credit: Screenshot, ChurchofJesusChrist.org
A prerecorded musical number performed by the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square in April 2017 is played during the Saturday evening session of the 190th Annual General Conference on April 4, 2020. Credit: Screenshot, ChurchofJesusChrist.org
A new Tabernacle Choir logo was released on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Credit: Tabernacle Choir Twitter
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Cali., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News, Deseret News
In June, the Tabernacle Choir will visit the Southern States, home of the largest segment of its listening audience. On Monday, April 27, the Choir and Orchestra announced their 2020 Heritage Tour scheduled for several European nations will be postponed u Credit: Photo courtesy Tabernacle Choir
Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square line up for buses to take them to dinner after soundcheck at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Cali., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News, Deseret News
Karen Blalock puts her violin away after performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Cali., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News, Deseret News
Neil Gruwell eats a cookie with his father Paul Gruwell while listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square concert at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Cali., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News, Deseret News

European fans of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will have to wait a year to watch a performance of the Church-sponsored organizations in person.

On Monday, April 27, the Choir and Orchestra announced their 2020 Heritage Tour scheduled for several European nations will be postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Next year’s performances will be in all the same cities planned for the original tour.

The Choir and Orchestra were preparing for concerts in Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Cardiff and Newport, Wales; and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Further information about revised dates and ticket information will be published in the next few weeks, according to Monday’s announcement.  Until that time, patrons are being asked not to contact venues until further details are available.

The choir and the orchestra last toured two years ago when they made stops at several cities along the United States’ Pacific Coast and in Vancouver, Canada during their 2018 Classic Coast Tour.

The past few days have been busy for Choir and Orchestra leaders.

On Thursday, they unveiled a new Choir logo designed to reflect the iconic organization’s forward-thinking direction while remaining linked to its rich past. The new logo — or “visual identity” — is already being used on the Choir’s Twitter and other social media sites and features the familiar Tabernacle organ pipes.

The Choir is also planning the release of a new CD in May.

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