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Watch: New Tabernacle Choir Christmas video with Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has released a new Christmas video produced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In November 2020, after almost nine months without playing together, a few members of the Orchestra were invited to come to the Conference Center in Salt Lake City to accompany Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell singing Choir music director Mack Wilberg’s arrangement of “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly.” This tender traditional Polish carol tells the Christmas story of the manger and the shepherds.

Because the Choir’s 2021 Christmas gift to the world, 20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir—both the PBS and BYUtv online and television specials and new DVD—was planned and produced in 2020 during the pandemic, it is natural to ask, Did the Choir and Orchestra contribute something new?

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From early in the process, a virtual choir was considered. But the role it would play was uncertain. Would it be just another musical selection, performed without a live audience, recorded in isolation on mobile devices? As the Choir’s music directors and production team considered how a virtual choir might add value, they recognized that virtual singers are somewhat like angels—crossing time and space to make their appearance and deliver their message. Perhaps the Choir’s first virtual performance could be suggestive of angelic messengers proclaiming the good news of the holy birth. With that as the plan, the entire Choir was invited to participate.

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Celebrate Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir’s holiday offering for 2021 includes three special edition commemorative products to celebrate the storied and beloved tradition of the Choir‘s annual Christmas concert.

Christmas Best is a compilation album of the Tabernacle Choir’s best holiday songs from the last 15 years of beloved Christmas concerts. Keepsake Christmas Stories: Holiday Favorites as Performed with the Tabernacle Choir is a beautifully compiled coffee table book with the featured holiday stories from each of the Choir‘s Christmas concert from the last 20 years alongside photographs of the stage productions and guest narrators. And 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir is a two-hour commemorative special on DVD includes performances from 40+ world-renowned guest artists, more than 60 musical performances from the last 20 years of Choir Christmas concerts, and narration from renowned Broadway star and former guest artist Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Now through November 18, save 15% when you order the CD and DVD or save 20% when you order all 3.

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