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In December 2017, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square joined with Broadway star Sutton Foster and world-renowned English actor Hugh Bonneville to celebrate both the joyful and peaceable moments of Christmas. With singers, instrumentalists, and dancers drawn from the local community, and festive flourishes from the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble throughout the program, these concerts were a visual and musical spectacle, thrilling the combined capacity audience of over 60,000 in the Conference Center at Temple Square.
At Christmas and all through the year, there are angels among all of us who willingly share the true spirit of Christmas in gifts of kindness, service, forgiveness, and love. In December 2018, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square joined with superstar entertainer Kristin Chenoweth to celebrate these angels and all the other bounteous gifts of Christmas.
“Singing with Angels” is a powerful movie that will lift your spirits to new heights! Through a great collaboration with Candlelight Media, filmmakers, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir—“Singing with Angels” presents a fictionalized, heartwarming journey of Aubrey, a woman who dreamed of joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It is the story of how Aubrey found strength through her faith, music, and her experiences as a Mormon Tabernacle Choir member as she struggled with the trials and challenges in her life. Join Aubrey as she discovers she is never alone—and that God is there with His arms open to invite her. The DVD includes English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles.
This live recording of the 2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert is a celebration of seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child. Children anticipate with glee the receiving of gifts, and delight in parties, traditions, and treats. But when children contemplate the deeper message of Christmas – that Christ came to earth, like them, as a baby – their innocence and joy is an anchor for our celebrations.
The Choir is joined by the Orchestra on Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square, and features the renowned opera superstar, Rolando Villazón. Dancers and actors from the local community also participated this visual feast of music, story and dance, performed before a combined capacity audience of over 60,000 in the Conference Center at Temple Square.
The performance includes favorite songs and carols from around the world that celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. From the 18th-century German carol “O Come, Little Children” to the French song “Il est Né” and the traditional Andalusian song “Campana Sobre Campana.” the invitation is extended to everyone to join with children in reflecting on the Christmas message. A moving, dramatized rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s fabled story “The Little Match Girl,” narrated by Rolando Villazón reminds us that having the faith of a child and showing unremitting love will lift all who look heavenward for comfort and relief, no matter their circumstances.
“Hallelujah!”—in just one word it sums up superbly all the enthusiasm, joy, and hope of Christmas. Both an exclamation and exhortation, this declaration of faith has for millennia been accompanied by enthusiastic praise through music and song. And there’s no better time than Christmas to gather with friends and loved ones, reflect on the true message of the season, and in word, thought, and music offer up our own “Hallelujahs” to the One whose birth we celebrate. With other beloved choral and orchestral works and the Choir’s traditional finale, “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” this inspiring concert reminds us that Christmas is a time of joy and wholehearted celebration. Its redeeming message of peace and love can live in our hearts always.
In this live recording from the concert, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square join with Broadway star Santino Fontana and the Muppets® from Sesame Street® sing joyfully of the magic of Christmas and the excitement of its traditions. The concert includes a selection of works from the great masters including Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Rossini, and the Choir’s traditional finale, “Angels from the Realms of Glory.”
Relive the wonder of the 2013 Christmas Concert when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square were joined by Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies in welcoming the Christmas season with a collection of songs inspired by classic Christmas stories.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square join with one of today’s brightest international singing stars, English tenor Alfie Boe, and internationally renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw, to celebrate being home for the holidays. This inspiring concert manifests the message of the Christmas season—that Christ came to earth to bring peace and joy to all people.
In December 2011, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square were joined by Emmy-award winning actress Jane Seymour and famed baritone Nathan Gunn in a series of concerts that highlighted these stories of Christmases past. On this live recording from those concerts, the Choir continues some timeless musical traditions of its own.
During December 2010, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square were joined by singing sensation David Archuleta and world-renowned actor Michael York in a series of concerts that gloried in the old-time pioneer Christmases of centuries past.
One Voice is packed full of never-before-seen footage of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during their summer tour across the Midwest. See how one of the world's largest choirs prepares for each stunning performance, what happens after the last note is sung, and how audience members across America are touched by the Choir's musical talent and love for the Savior.
Each year, the Christmas concert presented by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square is seen by more than 85,000 people live and by millions more via television broadcast. This year the Choir was joined by none other than multiple Grammy-award winner Natalie Cole and Pulitzer prize-winning author David McCullough.
Following the success of last year’s CD Rejoice and Be Merry, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents Ring Christmas Bells, the next musical masterpiece in a series of highly acclaimed and commercially successful holiday albums. Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, dubbed by the New York Times as “Broadway’s last leading man,” and Edward Herrmann (Gilmore Girls; Nixon), Ring Christmas Bells is a holiday experience every family will want to have.
The Redeemer is an oratorio-like work in three parts: the Prophecy, the Sacrifice, and the Promise. Scored for choir, orchestra, and soloists, it was written by Dr. Robert Cundick, former Salt Lake Tabernacle organist for 27 years. This video captures the performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square conducted by Dr. Mack Wilberg on the 30th anniversary of the work's premiere.
Following the success of their #1 Billboard and Grammy-nominated album Spirit of the Season, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents Rejoice and Be Merry!, the next musical masterpiece in a series of highly acclaimed and commercially successful holiday albums. Rejoice and Be Merry! featuring special guests The King’s Singers, is presented with the originality and sophistication that have made each of these groups a household name.
European singing sensation Sissel joins with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas celebration featuring some of the season's most beloved songs. Recorded in high-definition, surround-sound stereo, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a holiday tradition the entire family will enjoy.
Internationally acclaimed American soprano Renee Fleming and British actress Claire Bloom join with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas celebration featuring some of the season's most beloved songs. Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a holiday tradition the entire family will enjoy.
2006 CD+DVD reissue of popular Christmas program. Songs include: "Lippai/Upon the Mountain" "Oh Come All ye Faithful" and more.
An extraordinary musical celebration with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square and special guests, Frederica von Stade and Bryn Terfel.
Lee Groberg, the producer/director of PBS documentaries such as, "An American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith", and "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail", has turned his focus to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Walter Cronkite narrates, telling the fascinating story of the Choir's origins and history to the present day. Includes concert performances by the Choir.
Distinguished newscaster Walter Cronkite was the special guest for the Choir's 2002 Christmas Concert. A highlight of the program was his narration of "Silent Night, Holy Night," the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914 (also available in book form click here). This DVD/VHS presentation contains the entire concert of joyous Christmas music performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
The Joy of Christmas combines the talent of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with one of the most enduring and beloved stars of film, theater, and television: Angela Lansbury.
Historic Visit to Nauvoo includes songs of praise and patriotism recorded by the 360- voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the steps of the newly dedicated Nauvoo Illinois Temple.
DVD reissue of live 1989 concert, conducted by Jerold Ottley. Songs include: America the Beautiful, You're A Grand Old Flag, This Is My Country, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and more.
1994 concert by the Tabernacle Choir looking at how cultures all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Songs include: "Angels We Have Heard on High" "Fum Fum Fum" "Personet Hodie" and more.
A beautiful story celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Starring Jimmy Stewart and featuring appearances by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, this film is filled with the warmth, good will and love of the Christmas season.