The first Pioneer Day Commemoration announced by the First Presidency in June will be held Sunday, July 22, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. The event will feature an address by President Gordon B. Hinckley and a program of music by the Tabernacle Choir and narration by Lloyd Newell. The commemoration begins at 6 p.m., MDT.
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will combine to perform music rich in the tradition of the pioneer heritage. The program will include selections such as "Yes, My Native Land," "Faith in Every Footstep" and "Come, Come, Ye Saints."
The program will be broadcast via the Church satellite system. Members of the Church residing in the United States and Canada can view proceedings on the Church satellite system in local Church units beginning at 6 p.m., MDT, with a rebroadcast at 8 p.m, MDT. The broadcast will air in English, Cambodian, French, Haitian, Hmong, Laotian, Navajo, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan and Vietnamese.
People in the U.S. and Canada may also view proceedings on the BYU-TV (Dish Network, channel 9403, Dish 500 system; Direct TV, channel 374, Direct TV Plus system). Rebroadcast is 8 p.m., MDT.
The broadcast will also be carried on LDS Radio Network, (Dish Network, channel 980; Telstar 5, 3934.8 MHz, data rate 3.648 Mbs, 3/4 FEC, A02 audio PID, vertical downlink). Rebroadcast is 8 p.m., MDT.
In Utah proceedings will be also on a tape delay basis on KBYU—TV, channel 11 at 8 p.m.