2022 Choir Christmas Album, DVD, and Book Announced!
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a short time away. The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is pleased to announce the coming release of three new products:
- O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir, its newest Christmas album, was recorded during the December 2021 Christmas concert performances with Megan Hilty and Neal McDonough. ( The album will also be available on streaming services.)
- O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir, the DVD of the full concert with these two amazing guest artists.
- Come To Him This Holy Night: Three Irish Christmas Traditions, a one-of-a kind Christmas book with the narration from the Christmas concert as well as new illustrations.
PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT OFFER:
From September 23 to October 28 each of the three products will be available at 15% discount from Deseret Book. What's more, if you buy all three products you'll get 20% off each one. Just click here to order your Christmas music CD, DVD, and book now! You can also pre-save/pre-add on digital streaming services using this same link. Or, go directly to the DeseretBook.com website, by clicking here.
About the Christmas Performance Recordings
The Christmas performance taped in December 2021 was particularly moving and meaningful. For the first time in nearly two years, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performed before a limited audience in the Conference Center—eager witnesses returning once more to experience the magic in person. Following appropriate public-health protocols, they had come to contribute to the spirited celebration of the wonder and miracle of Christmas.
An enchanting panorama of trees, wreaths, and greenery, sparkling lights, the merry music of trumpets and bells, the warm glow of lanterns and candles—each element rich with sacred symbolism—greeted everyone who entered the space. Festooned garlands of holly and ivy coiled around remnants of vaulted stone arches and ogive windows, transforming the stage of the Conference Center in Salt Lake into an old Irish church, the setting for an enthralling, Celtic-inspired celebration of the Christ Child’s birth.
About the Featured Guest Artists
The Choir’s special guests, Broadway star Megan Hilty and renowned film and television actor Neal McDonough, were essential to this “Irish Christmas” commemoration. Both performers trace their family roots to Ireland and spoke of the joy-filled strength that Hibernian traditions bring to their own celebrations during this season. Through narration and song, Hilty and McDonough joined with the Choir and Orchestra, the Bells at Temple Square, and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble to share with power the old Irish message of “Thanks be to God” for the blessing of His Holy Son’s birth.
Upcoming 2022 Broadcasts on PBS and BYUtv
Continuing a Christmas tradition, PBS and BYUtv will broadcast edited versions of last year’s live concert as Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Megan Hilty and Neal McDonough during the 2022 Christmas season. More information about dates and times will be published in November.
2022 Live Christmas Concert in the Conference Center
For the first time since December 2019, the public will be invited to attend the Choir’s live Christmas concerts. Attendance will still be limited due to the construction in and around Temple Square.
Watch for the Choir’s public announcements on traditional media outlets and the Choir’s social media channels and website in mid-October. They will include the names of the 2022 Christmas Concert’s featured guest artists and information about the random ticket selection process to distribute the limited tickets as fairly as possible.
The live Christmas concerts are scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, December 15-17, 2022, at 8 p.m. in the Conference Center.