About Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The annual program is a culmination of over 170 years of musical excellence by the iconic Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Founded in August 1847 by a small group of frontier settlers just 29 days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, the Choir has evolved into a world-recognized, Grammy award-winning musical organization that is unparalleled in its size, history, reach and versatility.
Though the Choir remains an all-volunteer force, its 360 members must each pass a rigorous, nine-month, fourphase audition process which includes 16 weeks of training that test not only their musical aptitude and range, but also their dedication to the Choir’s demanding rehearsal and performance schedule.
Today, “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” is the largest undertaking of the Choir’s 75 performances each year, including its weekly, 30-minute live “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcast, which dates back to 1929 and is the longest continuously running weekly network broadcast in history. The program is celebrating its 90th anniversary as a free nondenominational program of music and inspiration.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Hugh Bonneville and Sutton Foster premieres Monday, December 17, 2018 on PBS. (Check local listings)
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2009 (recorded 2008): Broadway singer Brian Stokes Mitchell and actor Edward Herrmann
2008 (recorded 2007): London-based a cappella group The King’s Singers
2007 (recorded 2006): Norwegian soprano Sissel
2006 (recorded 2005): Soprano Renée Fleming and actress Claire Bloom
2005 (recorded 2004): Actress Audra McDonald and actor Peter Graves
2004 (recorded 2003): Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and baritone Bryn Terfel
2003 (recorded 2002): Former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite
2002 (recorded 2001): Actress Angela Lansbury
2001 (recorded 2000): R&B singer Gladys Knight and actress Roma Downey
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