Christmas with Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Rolando Villazón is the 2016 Guest Artist

This year, one of the world’s leading tenors and most beloved entertainers, Rolando Villazón, will be the featured guest artist at the 2016 Christmas concerts by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square on December 8, 9 and 10 in the Conference Center. Villazón will also join the Choir, Orchestra, and Bells for the Sunday broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word on December 11, which will not be ticketed.

"Rolando Villazón is one of the great singers of our time," said music director Mack Wilberg. "Pairing his talent with that of the Choir and Orchestra will result in yet another majestic collaboration just as it did in our recent recording of Messiah" Villazón was one of four featured soloists on the Choir and Orchestra’s landmark recording of Handel’s Messiah which was released earlier this year

Rolando Villazón is renowned for his uniquely compelling performances with leading opera houses and orchestras around the world. 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), Rolando Villazón is among the most versatile artists alive today, maintaining successful careers as a stage director, novelist, and TV personality next to his on-stage career. An exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, Rolando Villazón has recorded over 20 CDs and DVDs which have received numerous prizes. 


Relive the 2015 Performance!

The 2015 Christmas Concert CD and DVD was released in October 2016.

“Hallelujah!”—in just one word it sums up superbly all the enthusiasm, joy, and hope of Christmas. Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis in this inspiring concert.

Concert available in both CD and DVD formats. The CD includes all the concert music plus the special Messiah narration. The DVD includes all the concert music and special Messiah narration—plus bonus interviews with Laura Osnes, Martin Jarvis, and the Metropolitan soloists.

Watch the PBS Special of the 2015 Performance!

PBS stations this year will be broadcasting a one-hour special of the 2015 Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis. The full concert is available on CD and DVD.

National PBS airings:

  • Monday, December 19 at 8 p.m. MT
  • Saturday, December 24 - Check local listings.

Local PBS airings—KUED, the local Utah PBS station, will air this special program on:

  • Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. MT
  • Monday, December 19 at 8 p.m. MT
  • Sunday, December 25 at 4 p.m. MT
  • Monday, December 26 at 3 a.m. MT

Future Christmas Concert Dates

Dates subject to change.

2017: December 14–17

2018: December 13–16

Standby Available: Tickets Sold Out

While concert tickets may sell out, you are encouraged to join us in the stand-by line which will start at the flagpole on the east side of the Tabernacle.