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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. It is a full-scale production featuring world-class musicians, soloists, narrators, and music that leaves viewers in awe of the Choir's unmatched magnitude and musicality. This year the Choir was joined by none other than multiple Grammy-award winner Natalie Cole. Ms. Cole's trademark vocal style paired with the Choir's legendary sound makes for a stunning collection destined to become a new Christmas classic. An enchanting mix of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs. National PBS special featuring Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Natalie Cole, and David McCullough scheduled to air December 2010!
JENNETTA RICHARDS RICHARDS
Susan Evans McCloud
- Run Time: 1 hr. 47 min.
- Region: All
- Format: NTSC, 16:9, Surround Sound 5:1
About the Author
The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world’s fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s recordings have achieved “gold record” and two have achieved “platinum record” status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
by Joyce - reviewed on October 06, 2010
I wasn't able to attend the performance, so I am very grateful that there was a DVD made. I thought the whole performance was wonderful. The Mormon Tabernacle, the children's choir, Ms. Cole, the dancers, and Mr David McCullough all performed to perfection. I loved the stories told by Mr McCullough about the 2 Christmas songs along with the touching pictures of World War II soldiers. May these wonderful Christmas programs by the choir go on for many many years. Can't wait to add it my Christmas DVD collection.
by James - reviewed on November 05, 2010
We love Natalie Cole AND The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This is absolutely beautiful in stage design, concept, and performance. The sound is stunning! I will watch the televised performance in December, but I want to see it again and again. I always purchase a new Christmas CD/DVD. This year THIS IS IT!