The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Mormon Youth Chorus and Symphony and numerous junior high, high school and university choirs and children's groups will be among those presenting concerts on Temple Square during the holiday season.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. are concert dates for the Mormon Youth Chorus and Symphony in the Tabernacle.The Christmas Carol Sing-In, featuring the same chorus and orchestra, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Tabernacle. Song sheets will be furnished, and families are encouraged to attend.

Tabernacle Choir members will present their traditional free Christmas concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22 and 23, in the Tabernacle.

Admission to the free concerts is limited to those 8 years of age and older and on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of the carol sing-in, which is open to individuals of all ages.

Concerts will be performed by various vocal and instrumental groups each night during the holidays, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

In addition, guided tours, Christmas films, Tabernacle Choir broad-casts (9:30 a.m. Sundays) and daily recitals by Tabernacle organists are also planned. Those interested in these events should check at the Temple Square visitors' centers or call 240-2534 for more information.

Handel's "Messiah," performed by the Oratorio Society of Utah and the Utah Symphony Chorus and soloists, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Dec. 27. Tickets are $5 and $10 and should be purchased from the Utah Symphony box office. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the telephone number is 533-6407.

Elsewhere in downtown Salt Lake City, Promised Valley Playhouse, 132 S. State, will present "The Gift of Christmas," featuring baritone Robert Peterson.

The show runs Tuesday through Saturday through Friday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or by phone with a credit card. For reservations, call 364-5696.