‘Ring Christmas Bells' on Billboard's Hot 100

Cash register bells are ringing with the sound of sales of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s latest holiday CD.

The “Ring Christmas Bells” CD is on Billboard’s Hot 100 list as one of the 10 top-selling Christian albums.

In addition, the album is No. 4 on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Classical Overall chart.

“Our annual Christmas albums have been a source of delight for many people, and many folks think that it’s not Christmas without a new Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD,” said Scott Barrick, the choir’s general manager. “We are gratified with its reception in the marketplace and thrilled to be able to be a part of people’s Christmas.”

The album is a collaborative effort of choir music director Mack Wilberg and Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Wilberg wanted to fill The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Assembly Hall with bells ,so he put bells in the hands of 108 ringers, arranged dancers mimicking ringing bells, chose bell-like skirts for costumes and even had bells flying from the ceiling rafters.

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