As the pandemic continues, the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has decided to cancel its live Christmas concert and all other live performances in 2020, according to Deseret News.
“This is disappointing for all of us,” choir president Ron Jarrett said, “but we have found a silver lining in these unique times by discovering innovative ways to share our vast repository of music with more people globally than ever before through the blessing of modern technology. As such, we are exploring ways to continue the choir’s annual traditions of TV specials and recordings next year, even in the absence of a live Christmas concert in 2020.”
Despite a live concert not happening this year, the national broadcast of the 2019 concert which featured Broadway star Kelli O’Hara and “The Waltons” actor Richard Thomas will still air. A solution for the broadcast in December 2021 is still being considered as the broadcast historically features the concert from the previous year.
Read more about the history of the Christmas concerts at Deseret News.