The Tabernacle Choir Blog

That Time When the Count from Sesame Street®  Visited the Salt Lake Tabernacle

The Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City is a historical icon. The Tabernacle was completed in 1867 and is home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It was named a historic civil engineering landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers, alongside the Brooklyn Bridge, Hoover Dam, and the Boston subway.

United States presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, and more, have visited the landmark. Famous people such as Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, and Charles Lindbergh have spoken within its walls. But one of the most memorable moments perhaps came late in 2014, when Sesame Street’s Count von Count was on the loose in the Tabernacle. The Count made a special trip to Utah to rehearse for the upcoming Christmas concert and to film a special 5-day Christmas concert countdown. Watch:

The countdown videos were such a huge hit online that we created a special outtakes video, which is full of hysterical moments. See for yourself:

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