Arts and Music

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the annual holiday musical spectacular, welcomes Tony Award winning actress and TV star, Sutton Foster, and the Emmy-nominated stage and screen star Hugh Bonneville. This one-hour holiday spectacular premiered December, 2018, on PBS.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

55m 16s

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the annual holiday musical spectacular, welcomes Tony Award winning actress and TV star, Sutton Foster, and the Emmy-nominated stage and screen star Hugh Bonneville. This one-hour holiday spectacular premiered December, 2018, on PBS.

Episodes

  • Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    S2018 E2 - 55m 16s

    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the annual holiday musical spectacular, welcomes Tony Award winning actress and TV star, Sutton Foster, and the Emmy-nominated stage and screen star Hugh Bonneville. This one-hour holiday spectacular premiered December, 2018, on PBS.

Extras + Features

  • Luke 2: The Christmas Story: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Luke 2: The Christmas Story

    S2018 E2 - 2m 21s

    The familiar, beloved account of Christ’s birth found in the Gospel of St. Luke has long been the traditional centerpiece of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concerts. In this concert, Hugh Bonneville’s narration is accompanied by a gentle orchestral meditation that incorporates musical motifs drawn from “Silent Night.”

  • Behind the Scenes with Hugh Bonneville: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Behind the Scenes with Hugh Bonneville

    S2018 E2 - 5m 25s

    Hugh Bonneville talks about what Christmas means to him, and describes his experience making the annual holiday musical spectacular, 'Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir'. This one-hour holiday spectacular premieres Monday, December 17, 2018, on PBS.

  • Behind the Scenes with Sutton Foster: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Behind the Scenes with Sutton Foster

    S2018 E2 - 4m 52s

    Sutton Foster talks about what Christmas means to her, and describes her experience making the annual holiday musical spectacular, 'Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir'. This one-hour holiday spectacular premieres Monday, December 17, 2018, on PBS.

  • Hugh Bonneville on "It Is Well With My Soul": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hugh Bonneville on "It Is Well With My Soul"

    S2018 E2 - 1m 51s

    Hugh Bonneville talks about the meaning behind 'It Is Well With My Soul,' the tale that he narrates for 'Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir', and why it is a story we can all relate to. The annual holiday musical spectacular, 'Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir' is a one-hour holiday spectacular that premieres Monday, December 17, 2018, on PBS.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2018 E2 - 1m 16s

    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the annual holiday musical spectacular, welcomes Tony Award winning actress and TV star, Sutton Foster, and the Emmy-nominated stage and screen star Hugh Bonneville. This one-hour holiday spectacular premieres Monday, December 17, 2018, on PBS.

  • Joy to the World: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Joy to the World

    S2018 E2 - 2m 21s

    Isaac Watts’s 1719 paraphrase of Psalm 98, set to music by Lowell Mason, is now one of the most popular Christmas hymns in North America. In this high-spirited arrangement by Mack Wilberg, continuous running passagework in the orchestra and the addition of bells and herald-trumpet fanfares illustrate the excitement of the Christmas season.

  • Angels from the Realms of Glory: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Angels from the Realms of Glory

    S2018 E2 - 4m 48s

    With Mack Wilberg’s stirring arrangement, this carol, "Angels from the Realms of Glory," has become the signature finale at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Christmas concerts. The tune for this popular Christmas song comes from the 18th-century French carol “Les Anges dans nos Campagnes.”

  • Just Once a Year: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Just Once a Year

    S2018 E2 - 4m 44s

    Beginning simply with a solo violin playing a folkish jig, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs Wilberg’s processional "Just Once a Year." With lyrics from Wilberg's long-time collaborator David Warner, this dance tune gradually gathers strength into a bustling production number, a festive folk dance in which the concert’s guest artists, Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville, both participate.

  • Silent Night: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Silent Night

    S2018 E2 - 4m 39s

    Mack Wilberg's crystalline arrangement of “Silent Night” premiered at the 2006 “Christmas at Luther” concert. The shimmering orchestration and hushed choral writing touched the audience deeply during the candle-lit performance. Here, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square perform Wilberg's "Silent Night" for the Christmas Special.

  • Unfold, Ye Portals, from The Redemption: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unfold, Ye Portals, from The Redemption

    S2018 E2 - 3m 17s

    Charles Gounod composed his three-part oratorio The Redemption in 1882. The oratorio was an immediate hit, and a favorite work at British choral festivals of the 19th century, with their massed choirs and large orchestras. In this performance, the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble provides additional drama to the chorus’s thrilling final fanfares.

  • It Is Well with My Soul: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    It Is Well with My Soul

    S2018 E2 - 16m 35s

    Hugh Bonneville narrates "It Is Well with My Soul," written by David Warner, and set to music by Mack Wilberg. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and "It Is Well with My Soul" are performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as part of the piece. The story of Horatio and Anna Spafford is one of determination and faith amid devastating, crippling tragedy.

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