"9/11 | Coming Together" 20th Anniversary Special

What’s New with The Tabernacle Choir

Watch Richard Elliott’s Feet “Dance” on This Christmas Organ Solo

It has been said that the annual Christmas concert of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square would be incomplete without a show-stopping solo from principal organist, Richard Elliott—and they would be correct!

This year’s 2021 Christmas gift from the Choir, the PBS and BYUtv special program and DVD 20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir has a new organ solo audiences that will love: Richard Elliott’s arrangement of “Trepak” from Nutcracker Suite, a 20-minute orchestra piece derived from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, The Nutcracker. While not everyone will recognize the title “Trepak,” all will recognize the familiar music as the famous “dance of the Nutcracker” which Tchaikovsky based on a traditional Russian and Ukrainian folk dance.

The Tabernacle Choir to Sing at First Presidency Christmas Devotional

For decades The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has taken part in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' annual First Presidency Christmas devotional commemorating the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ. This year is no different.

The First Presidency's long-standing tradition of inaugurating the sacred season with messages and music of joy, hope and peace is scheduled for Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. MST. The Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will perform in person at the annual event. Due to Covid restrictions the public is not invited to attend this year but can view the program on one of the following channels: 

Discover the Magic of The Tabernacle “Virtual” Choir

Because the Choir’s 2021 Christmas gift to the world, 20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choirboth the PBS and BYUtv online and television specials and new DVD—was planned and produced during the pandemic, it is natural to ask, “Did the Choir and Orchestra contribute something new this year?“

From early in the process, a virtual choir was considered. But the role it would play was uncertain. Would it be just another musical selection, performed without a live audience, recorded in isolation on mobile devices? As the Choir’s music directors and production team considered how a virtual choir might add value, they recognized that virtual singers are somewhat like angels—crossing time and space to make their appearance and deliver their message. Perhaps the Choir’s first virtual performance could be suggestive of angelic messengers proclaiming the good news of the holy birth. With that as the plan, the entire Choir was invited to participate.

20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir DVD: A Must Have!

If you buy one thing this Christmas it should be the DVD 20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir!  It’s a perfect gift and it needs to be on your shelf of favorites! It’s more than one season’s classic performance: it’s two decades of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir with the dancing, singing, and stories all in one place. The best part is that you can enjoy the show at your leisure and, no question, you will want to watch it again and again and again.

The program features acclaimed Broadway star and Tony Award®-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in a review of the high points of Christmas concerts with the Choir and Orchestra, 40 of its world-famous guest artists, and excerpts from more than 60 songs, carols, and Christmas stories. It’s as if you are in the Conference Center and listening to the walls talk of memorable moments gone by. But they are on this special DVD and just waiting to be watched and enjoyed.

Pre-Order 20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir DVD Now!

This once-in-a-generation DVD contains the full two-hour commemorative television special shown on PBS and narrated by Tony Award® winner Brian Stokes Mitchell. This unique video recording is a must-have selection for everyone who loves Christmas. With two decades of Christmas performances by over 40 world-renowned individual artists and excerpts from over 60 songs, carols, and stories from around the world, this unique video recording is a must-have selection for everyone who loves Christmas.

Pre-Order your 20 Years with The Tabernacle Choir DVD here for 15% off from November 5 to November 18.

Christmas Best CD Now Available for Streaming or Purchase!

** #1 on Billboard's Classical Traditional Chart when released! **

Designed to serve as a soundtrack for the holidays, this album provides nearly a full hour of music to enrich every music library, invite the spirit of the season, and help everyone feel closer to the divine, especially at Christmas. The repertoire is a mix of sacred and secular Christmas music with many recognizable Christmas favorites. Check here to listen to track samples.

Choir Celebrates Nine Years on YouTube!

What began in 1847 as a ragtag choir singing in a branch-covered bowery in the middle of the desert has become The Tabernacle Choir, known around the world for sacred, classical, folk, and popular music. Nine years ago, on October 30, 2012, the Choir launched its own YouTube channel with a promise to become a musical force in the digital age. In the first month, Choir fans around the world collectively spent almost 600,000 minutes—more than one year’s time—watching Choir performances, concerts, and music videos on the Choir’s channel.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Choir’s First Live Broadcast in 19 Months!

Thanks to the success of The Tabernacle Choir’s COVID protocols and building on its experience singing at the October general conference sessions, the entire Choir—as well as the Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells at Temple Square—will perform in-person for the first live Music & the Spoken Word program in 19 months!

As a clear signal that Music & the Spoken Word episodes going forward are brand new and not re-aired as has been the case since March 2020, there is a whole new look to the broadcast. These fresh, new refinements will make it evident to everyone the Choir and Orchestra are back with a new repertoire and inspiring messages.