Spirit of the Season

by Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Sissel

Spirit of the Season

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Norwegian-born singing sensation Sissel joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts in a performance described as "a match made in heaven." In her first-ever Christmas album released in the U.S., Sissel has collaborated with the world famous Choir to offer a dazzling collection of music for the holidays.
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
  • Wexford Carol
  • Sunny Bank
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • In Dulci Jubilo
  • Mitt hjerte alltid vanker
  • Noe! Noe!
  • Maria Wiegenlied
  • Spirit of the Season
  • Like an Angel Passing through My Room
  • Bells of Christmas Medley
  • Vitae Lux (Light of Life)
  • Lix aurumque
  • Silent Night
  • Angels, from the Realms of Glory
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    • SKU: 4988395

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    based upon 11 reviews
    Heavenly, by far my favorite..
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    WOW! This CD brings back all the chills and joy of the actual performance last year. Sissel's voice is comparable to Enya's, the ethereal nature of her voice is just as skin-tingling if not more. 'Like an Angel Passing' has become a family favorite, along with 'Angels, from the Realms of Glory' and 'Vitae Lux'. In addition to traditional Christmas songs, the CD also features several selections from Norway and Germany, sung in Sissel's native language. The instruments are heavenly, from pan flutes and bells to serene choral backgrounds. WOW, WOW, WOW.. I cannot praise this album enough.

    The voice of an angel
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    Sissel has the voice of an angel from the realms of glory. She truly blesses us with her presence on this magnificent album. I would have given it five stars if they had included the Choir's beautiful rendition of Away in a Manger (it's on the DVD) instead of the annoying nursery-rhyme Sunny Bank.

    Breath-taking
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    I have an extensive collection of Christmas music and this CD has become my favorite. The arrangements are brilliant. Sissel's voice is beautiful and clear. My 16 month old and 3 year old grandsons grabbed a pillow and laid down in front of the CD player listening. They have asked me to play it for them 3 days in a row. Every time I hear it, it sounds fresh and knew! I highly recommend this CD!

    About the Authors

    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    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.

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