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Didn't Get Tickets to the 2019 Christmas Concerts?

If you didn’t get tickets to the 2019 Christmas Concerts or live too far away to attend the concert—don’t despair!  There are many ways to enjoy Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.  

Those who tried to get Christmas concert tickets know that tickets were distributed in a random selection process where patrons registered for a chance at tickets over a ten-day period. We received requests enough to fill the Conference Center many times over!  Emails were sent to all those who registered with the results of the random selection.  

“The Choir and Orchestra perform these free concerts as a service to the community,” remarked Choir general manager Scott Barrick. “We are delighted by the enthusiastic response for the concerts and our featured guests each year. Unfortunately, with such a high demand for concert tickets, we know we aren’t able to accommodate everyone’s requests. We hope that the improvements we made this year gave everyone a better chance of getting tickets.  We know we were able to place tickets with many more patrons this year than in the past. And for those who don’t live close enough to come to the concerts, we are very glad that PBS and BYUtv will air last year’s concert so millions more can enjoy it.” 

Ways to enjoy Christmas with the Choir and Orchestra without tickets this year:




  • Concert Standby Seating

You won’t have to wait outside in the cold! A standby line will form at the north gate of Temple Square on each night of the Christmas concerts. (Thursday through Saturday, December 12–14). Persons in this line will be seated in the Tabernacle and taken to the Conference Center to fill empty seats as they are available. The program will be screened live in the Tabernacle on big screens for patrons not getting into the Conference Center. Many standbys are seated in the Conference Center each year.

  • Concert Ticket Giveaway Contest

Check the blog in this week’s newsletter for details on a second chance ticket giveaway contest.

  • Attend the December 15 broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word

No tickets are required for the broadcast which will feature music from the Christmas concerts. The Conference Center will open at 8:30 a.m., and attendees should be seated by 9:15 a.m. (mountain time).

Attend any of the Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts during the month of December in the Conference Center (December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) as the Choir and Orchestra celebrate the season with Christmas music. Admission is free but limited to those eight years and older. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m., and guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m.



  • Watch the 2018 Concert on PBS and BYUtv

A 60-minute version of the 2018 concert Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kristin Chenoweth will be seen on nationwide PBS television on Monday, December 16 at 9 p.m. (eastern time). Go to and click in the right-hand corner to find the PBS station near you with its local listings.

A 90-minute version will air on BYUtv, a cable television network channel, on Thursday, December 19, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (eastern)/5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (mountain).  It  will also be available to stream from the BYUtv website at after the initial airing 

  • Watch Choir Christmas Specials on The Choir’s Website and YouTube Channel

Many of our Christmas Music & the Spoken Word programs are available on the Choir’s website in our video gallery. You can listen to the Choir’s Christmas playlist on the Choir’s YouTube channel as well. Check there also for many of the Choir’s Christmas songs as individual tracks.

  • Stream the Bells on Temple Square’s Holiday Concert, “Sounds of the Season”

Another way to experience the Christmas spirit is the annual holiday concert performed by the 34-member, all-volunteer Bells on Temple Square ensemble. Their 2019 concert, “Sounds of the Season,” will be streamed Friday and Saturday, November 22–23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. from the Choir’s website.

  • Purchase or Download Angels Among Us, the Choir and Orchestra’s newest Christmas CD and DVD

Spread the joy of Christmas with the gift of music, the CD or DVD Angels among Us, just released a few weeks ago.  It was recorded during the Choir’s 2018 Christmas concerts featuring Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. This inspiring concert reminded us that at Christmas and all through the year, there are angels among all of us who willingly share the true spirit of Christmas in gifts of kindness, service, forgiveness, and love. Available for purchase or download at