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November 2019 Articles

Christmas PBS and BYUtv Specials Announced for 2019!

The air dates and times for the PBS and BYUtv December broadcast specials, Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kristin Chenoweth have been announced. The TV specials are taken from the 2018 concert with the Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning singer and actor.

“May We Be More Like Thee”: A Hymn by Lloyd Newell and Mack Wilberg

During the October 6 Music & the Spoken Word program, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square debuted a special new musical number written by announcer Lloyd Newell and music director Mack Wilberg. The idea for “May We Be More Like Thee” came to Newell more than a dozen years ago. “It was on a Sunday, after a broadcast, when the words ‘May We Be More Like Thee’ came to my mind and heart. Later that night, I began writing the lyrics. The ideas for the words and verses began to flow. Within a week or so, the hymn text was formed.” recalled Newell.