Mormon Tabernacle Choir Blog

Richard Elliott A Christmas Organ Tradition

During the past decade, Richard Elliott’s organ solos have become an eagerly anticipated part of the annual Christmas concerts. The audience is never disappointed! The organ selections are audience favorites, almost always generating a standing ovation. This year’s Choir, Orchestra, and Bells concert featuring Broadway singer Sutton Foster and British actor Hugh Bonneville will provide yet another opportunity for continuing this tradition.

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See What People Are Saying about the New “O Come, Little Children” Music Video

Each year for the last four years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has released a new music video for the Christmas season. And each year, the videos bring a spirit of joy and happiness and invite viewers to think about Christmas in a different way. If you loved our previous videos, you’ll love this year’s video.

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Stand By for the Hottest Tickets in Town

A Christmas chill is in the air, but tickets for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Christmas concert are a hot item. Although all of the tickets to this year’s concert featuring Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville have been distributed, there is still an excellent chance of getting in, without being left out in the cold.

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Now on Spotify: Listen to the Album O Come, Little Children

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is now officially on Spotify. The latest release, O Come, Little Children, was recorded live during the 2016 Christmas concert with the Orchestra at Temple Square and guest artist Rolando Villazón.

The album is an hour and nineteen minutes of pure Christmas magic and includes favorites such as “I Saw Three Ships,” “Deck the Halls,” “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” and more. It also includes carols from around the world, from the 18th-century German carol “O Come, Little Children” to the French song “Il est né, le divin Enfant” and the traditional Andalusian song “Campana Sobre Campana.” Villazón not only was the singing guest artists but also narrated the story of “The Little Match Girl” and the Christmas story from Luke 2.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sutton Foster

The Christmas season is just around the corner. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been working on Christmas music for weeks and the physical preparations for the annual Christmas concert have been going on for months. The annual concerts by the Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square this year will feature Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville as guest artists.

Singer, actress, and dancer Sutton Foster has starred in 11 Broadway productions and is a two-time Tony Award–winner for her roles in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She also originated roles in The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek the Musical. She currently stars as the lead character Liza in the critically acclaimed TV Land television series Younger, which will begin its fifth season in 2018.

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The Story Behind "Softly and Tenderly (Jesus Is Calling)"

“Softly and Tenderly,” which was originally known as “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling,” is a classic invitation hymn from the 19th century.  It was written by Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) who was a composer of gospel, secular, and patriotic songs.  

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