The Tabernacle Choir Blog

A Round of Applause for “Backstage” Crew

Thousands saw Kristin Chenoweth on stage with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square during the Christmas season in 2018. They saw conductors Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, organists Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, the Bells on Temple Square, eight herald trumpeters, and over one hundered dancers.

But what about the performers who weren’t on stage, who work backstage, dress the stage, do the makeup and hair, direct the show from the production booth, and operate the cameras and the boom, capturing the concert on film? There are those who developed the concepts for the show, who managed the tickets, who skulked around the stage in black shirts so they wouldn’t be seen moving this and filming that; those who designed the set, choreographed the dancing, and sewed all the costumes, even the bugler’s banners. There is even a doctor at every performance. What we don’t see is the invisible cast of more than a hundred behind the scenes.

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Celebrate: Christmas Music from the Choir!

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without music! Music is everywhere during the Christmas season as people gather to renew friendships, enjoy family, and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas music has the power to evoke memories of joyful childhood experiences, of families gathered around the Christmas tree, and of gift exchanges with dear friends.

Enjoy the music of Christmas this season with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square—our gift to you!

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Find the Hidden Symbolic “Easter Eggs” in the “Silent Night” Music Video

For the 2018 Christmas season, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square released a touching video for Mack Wilberg’s arrangement of “Silent Night.”

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Life Imitates Art: Police Officer Delivers a Baby Reminiscent of “Silent Night” Video

Here’s a heartwarming Christmas season story that was too good (and coincidental) not to share!

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have recently released a new Christmas video of “Silent Night.” The video depicts a police officer’s (Kevin Sorbo) service in delivering a young couple’s baby in an emergency childbirth. The officer’s journey from grief and pain, to joy and peace, has been viewed over 300,000 times.

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Listen to Christmas Music on the Choir’s 24/7 Music Stream

This is your chance to listen to The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas music whenever you want! The 24/7 music stream will provide you with hours of quality Christmas music from the Choir.

Throughout the entire year, a broad repertoire of music from classical choral works to hymns, anthems, folk songs, and Broadway favorites—with music from Choir recordings, concerts, and Music and the Spoken Word specials—is streamed around the world 24/7 everywhere the internet is accessible.  

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kristin Chenoweth

Audiences are eagerly anticipating this year’s Christmas concerts featuring acclaimed actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth! Tickets for the shows were sold out in one hour, and the buzz continues to grow as we inch closer to the event.

In anticipation of the concerts, which will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 13–15, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, here are 10 facts about the multitalented Kristin Chenoweth.

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How Many Hidden “Easter Eggs” Can You Find in “Silent Night”?

Actor Kevin Sorbo stars in the new Christmas video for “Silent Night,” which is generating extremely positive feedback online. The symbolic music video features a diverse community rallying together to help a young couple with the unexpected birth of a child, as a father is moved to reconcile with his daughter.

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PBS and BYUtv 2018 Christmas Broadcasts Announced!

The 2018 dates and times for the PBS and BYUtv December broadcast specials, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with featured guests Tony Award-winning singer and actress Sutton Foster and renowned actor Hugh Bonneville have been announced. View the trailer of the Christmas special for an overview of what you’ll enjoy!

The program was recorded in 2017 over the course of three nights in front of a combined live audience of over 60,000 people in Salt Lake City’s Conference Center with The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square. 

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