This morning on KSL’s Doug Wright Show, Mormon Tabernacle Choir director Mack Wilberg gave listeners a sneak peek into some unique circumstances for this year’s Christmas performance. Traditionally there are two guest artists at the holiday concert, but one of those artists this year, Wilberg explained, is an entire neighborhood – Sesame Street Muppets. Elmo joined the announcement via phone, expressing excitement to be coming to Salt Lake as one of the special guests from Sesame Street. Some of Elmo’s friends who will also be joining the choir will soon be announced on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir social media outlets.
The second performer was announced as Santino Fontana, who made an appearance with the choir earlier this year for the Pioneer Day concert. Fontana also joined the announcement via phone and described how thrilled he is to be returning to work with the choir after a great experience over the summer.
Because of the performers this year, Wilberg also announced a special adjustment to the age limit of attendees, which has traditionally been age 8 and up, to age 5 and up.
Tickets will be available starting this Saturday, October 18. Concert dates will be Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14, 2014. Visit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir website for more information.