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Christmas Day Music & the Spoken Word Special
Music is everywhere at Christmastime, especially when family, friends, church, and community groups gather. Christmas music is the soundtrack of the season as we celebrate our beliefs, hopes, and joys.
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
“And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
“But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.
“And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.“
The 2016 Christmas concert guest artist, Rolando Villazón, is considered one of the world's top tenors. He has been heralded as “the most charming of today’s divos” (The Times) and “a great singer and brilliant entertainer, at once extremely funny and deeply profound” (Crescendo). The Choir's director, Mack Wilberg, said, “Rolando Villazón is one of the great singers of our time.” The fact that Villazón is an amazing singer and performer seems to be widely agreed upon, but here are 13 facts you probably didn’t know:
Now through Christmas Day, the Choir’s 24/7 music stream—powered by the Mormon Channel—will feature nonstop Christmas music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas albums, Music & the Spoken Word Christmas specials, and past Christmas concerts.