The Tabernacle Choir Blog

December 2017 Articles

Enjoy the Christmas Season with Music from the Choir

Music is everywhere during the Christmas season as people gather to renew friendships, enjoy family, and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas music speaks of hope, faith, and the assurance of the love of God for everyone. It has the power to evoke memories of joyful childhood experiences, of families gathered around the Christmas tree, and of gift exchanges with dear friends.

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Learn the “Hallelujah” Chorus Singing Parts with Peter and Evynne Hollens

Early in 2016 the Mormon Tabernacle Choir gave fans the chance of lifetime by inviting singers to join in the world’s largest virtual “Hallelujah” Chorus. Fans from around the globe were encouraged to submit videos of themselves singing along with the “Hallelujah” part of their choice (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Select singers were chosen to be featured in the final video with the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

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Listen to These Christmas Songs Composed by Mack Wilberg

The director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mack Wilberg, is known around the world for his compositions and arrangements. His works are respected and appreciated by the choral community as well as the casual listener. Wilberg once said, “I work very hard to stimulate and keep people’s attention. Music ought to be an enjoyable journey for the listener.”

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Continues to Inspire Compassion and Forgiveness

On December 17, 1843, Charles Dickens published a little novella titled A Christmas Carol. It was written during a time when Dickens was struggling financially and hoping to rebound with sales from a new book. His previous book, Martin Chuzzelwit, was considered a flop, and his publishers were about to start deducting from his monthly pay—a move that would have been catastrophic for Dickens and his family.

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Stand By for the Hottest Tickets in Town

A Christmas chill is in the air, but tickets for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Christmas concert are a hot item. Although all of the tickets to this year’s concert featuring Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville have been distributed, there is still an excellent chance of getting in, without being left out in the cold.

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Christmas Songs from Around the World

This time of year, you can hear Christmas classics just about everywhere you turn. But what about those gems from around the globe that are begging for a place in your Christmas playlist? Watch the Choir’s videos for these amazing Christmas songs from around the world:

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Top 10 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Videos on YouTube

With over 100 Christmas videos currently on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube channel, there are plenty of amazing songs to choose from. But if you want the best and brightest available, look no further—here is a list of the top ten Christmas videos on our YouTube channel.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sutton Foster

The Christmas season is just around the corner. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been working on Christmas music for weeks and the physical preparations for the annual Christmas concert have been going on for months. The annual concerts by the Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square this year will feature Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville as guest artists.

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