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2018 Christmas Guest Kristin Chenoweth

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is thrilled to announce acclaimed Tony® and Emmy® winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth as the featured guest for the 2018 Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir concerts!

Concert tickets have all been distributed. Watch the Choir’s website for more details of future ticket give-away contest.The Christmas concerts will be presented on December 1314, and 15 (Thursday–Saturday) at 8 p.m. in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. The Christmas concerts have become a traditional audience favorite and will include a 600-person cast of 360 Choir voices, nearly 100 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square, the 32-member Bells on Temple Square, and about 100 dancers who combine with the guest artist to present this annual spectacle. 

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans stage, film, television, and concerts. She won a 2009 Emmy® Award for Best Supporting Actress in in a Comedy Series for her role in Pushing Daisies and was nominated for two Emmys and a People’s Choice Award for her role on Glee. In 1999, she won a Tony® Award for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and was nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked in 2004. The Wicked cast album earned a 2005 Grammy Award. Other notable roles include appearances in The West Wing, Disney's Descendants and The Muppets. Chenoweth recently starred in the second season of NBC's hit comedy series Trial and Error, and received critical acclaim for her performance as Heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement, My Love Letter to Broadway, receiving rave reviews. 

Chenoweth is a classically trained coloratura soprano with a master’s degree in opera performance from Oklahoma City University. As a soloist, she has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Chenoweth is one of only three musical theater stars who have performed a solo concert at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City. She released her first solo album, Let Yourself Go, in 2001. Her album of American songbook classics, The Art of Elegance in 2016, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Kristin is currently working on her next album, set for release in 2019. 

In Case You Don't Get Tickets, Try the Standby Line

Ticket requests for the concerts continue to increase each year. Patrons without tickets should consider waiting in the standby line, which will form at the north gate of Temple Square on each night of the concerts. Patrons in this line will be seated in the Tabernacle and taken to the Conference Center to fill empty seats as they are available. Standbys are often able to be seated in the Conference Center, but if not, the concert will be screened live on the big screens in the Tabernacle.