The Tabernacle Choir Blog

Let the Season in Premiere

Everyone loves to go behind the scenes. Mormon Tabernacle Choir Premieres does just that. You have watched music director Mack Wilberg conduct the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and now you can listen to him share his thoughts about the recently released recording of the 2013 Christmas concert, Let the Season In. (Click on mormontabernaclechoir.org/interviews now or on the Mormon Channel starting on Monday, November 17.)

Host Heidi Swinton chats with Wilberg and Choir associate music director Ryan Murphy about the music, the program, and the guest artists, Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies.

Wilberg thinks about Christmas all year while carrying a full calendar of Music and the Spoken Word, concerts, tours, and church performances. His and Murphy’s insights to the provenance of the music, working with internationally acclaimed guest artists, writing, selecting and arranging the music, and rehearsing the Choir for the performances will add a new dimension to your listening pleasure

Hear them discuss the story of Charles Dickens writing A Christmas Carol and the music of the era-“Christmas Is Coming,” “The Holly and the Ivy,” and “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.” Learn about Bach’s classic “Magnificat in D Major,” the popular “Twelve Days after Christmas,” and the medley “Christmas Wishes.” As always, the Christmas tribute ends with Wilberg’s signature arrangement of “Angels from the Realms of Glory.”

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Premieres is a series of interviews on the Mormon Channel about new Choir recordings. Other Christmas recordings on Premieres with Wilberg and Murphy include: Home for the Holidays, Once Upon a Christmas, Glad Christmas Tidings,and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.