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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About the Choir

About the Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a 360-member chorus of men and women, all volunteers.

About the Orchestra

About the Orchestra

The Orchestra at Temple Square was established in 1999 as a companion ensemble.

About the Conductors

About the Conductors

Mack Wilberg is the creative vision behind the concert and is assisted by Ryan Murphy.

What Does it Take to Be a Choir Member?

What Does it Take to Be a Choir Member?

Learn about the choir's rigorous audition process.

Past Concerts

2017 (recorded 2016): Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón

2016 (recorded 2015): Broadway singer Laura Osnes, actor Martin Jarvis, and four Metropolitan Opera soloists

2015 (recorded 2014): Actor Santino Fontana and The Muppets from Sesame Street

2014 (recorded 2013): Soprano Deborah Voigt and actor John Rhys-Davies

2013 (recorded 2012): Tenor Alfie Boe and former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw

2012 (recorded 2011): Once Upon A Christmas with Nathan Gunn & Jane Seymour

2011 (recorded 2010): Pop singer David Archuleta and actor Michael York

2010 (recorded 2009): Jazz singer Natalie Cole and author and historian David McCullough

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

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón

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