Experience Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón, a one-hour holiday spectacular featuring the world-renowned operatic tenor Villazón as guest artist and narrator. Recorded over three nights in front of a combined live audience of over 63,000 people in Salt Lake City’s Conference Center, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a modern phenomenon that builds on the Choir’s 170 years of history in musical excellence.

Watch the 2017 Christmas Concert Featuring Rolando Villazón

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The Music

The Music

Explore the music from the concert.

Rolando Villazón

Rolando Villazón

Go behind the scenes with guest artist Rolando Villazón

"The Little Match Girl"

"The Little Match Girl"

Go behind the scenes of the making of this classic Christmas tale.

The Choir's Rigorous Audition Process

The Choir's Rigorous Audition Process

What does it take to join this prestigious 360-member chorus?


Script and Creative Consultant
David Warner

The Little Match Girl
Bailey Southam

Marion Ingram

Camel Puppet Design and Construction
Nat Reed

Conductor, Bells on Temple Square
LeAnna Willmore

Associate Conductor
Larry Smith


Mormon Tabernacle Choir Management


Ron Jarrett

General Manager
Scott Barrick

Administrative Manager
Barry Anderson

Assistant to the President
Jon Rowberry

Executive Assistants
Susie Butler,
Julie Rohde

Legal Coordinator
Carol Newton


Production Team


Executive Producer
Edward J. Payne

Scott Eckern

Lee Wessman

Robert O Morton

Christine Moore

Costume Designer
Susan Memmott Allred

Scenic Design
David Breitenbeker

Audio Recording/Editing/Mixing
Bruce Leek
Fred Vogler
Trent Walker

Lighting Design
Mike McBride

Production Manager
Heidi Casson

Production Stage Manager
Robert Breitenbeker

Associate Producers
Jody Hadfield
Elizabeth Whitley

Technical Director
Lynn Clayson

Engineer in Charge
Sean McFarland

Video Engineering
Gary Dean Burgess
Roger Crawford
Scott Nielson
Bob Wood

Dale Bradshaw
Barton Crabbe
Dave Cutler
Glenn Fisk
Eldon Griffin
Jennifer Hansen
Todd Matsuda
Dave Nystul
Romney Olson
Matt Remund
Mark Rencher
Reid Robinson
Jeff Smith
Ryan Tracy
Brandy Vega
Brian Wilcox
Elliot York

Dolly Grip/Crane
Steven Carter
Ryan Fullmer
Kelly Klindt
Quen Wilson

Video Tape
Brent Hall
Jeff Poulter

Music Reader
Becky Whitley Miles

Master Electrician
Bryan Ison

Mike Braegger

Audio Engineering
Sean Adams
Jerrick Mitchell

ProTools Audio
Marc Gilfrey
Jason Graham

Live Audio Reinforcement
Adam Berett
Eric Limburg
Chris Martin
Troy Morgan 
Joel Russell
Ryan Smith
Ben Wariner

Little Match Girl Segment Director/Director of Photography
T.C. Christensen ASC

Visual Effects Producer
Tom Guthrie

VFX Supervisor – Production
Doug Stewart

VFX Supervisor – Post Production
Aaron Bristow

Motion Graphics Supervisor
Brittani Goodman

VFX Pipeline Lead
Renae Bell

VFX Artists
Josh Badger
Reed Erickson
Tom Giles 
Beau Hacking
Alexa Kruckenberg
Nathan Mooth
Kelly Peterson
Ryan Sonderegger
Tyson VanWagoner
Robert Wright

Photography by:
Debra Gehris
Ed Thompson
Ron Crapo


Post Production


Video Editors
Robert O Morton
Lee Wessman

Audio Post
Trent Walker

David Nauta

Bernie Grundman


BYU Broadcasting


Marketing and Promotion
Clint Bishop
Stevi Ginolfi

Creative Services
Michelle Budge
Adrian Walsh
Kathryn Muhlestein Lyde
Kelly Fisher
Mark Owens

Public Relations
Brad Thatcher
McKenzie Hurst

Financial Services/Accounting
Steven Sorenson
Gary Rex
Todd Allen
Angela Hubbard
Aaron Carson

Legal Services
Scott Halvorsen 
Heidi Chewning

Assistant to the Managing Director
Meagan Lloyd

Managing Director
Michael Dunn

Executive Producer
Jim Bell

Special Thanks
Derek Marquis




Meredith Nierman
Ayelet Ronen
Anna Fort
Alan West

Tory Starr
Natalie Zhang

Station Marketing
Bara Levin
Sarah Wharton
Victor Blanchet

Coordinating Producer and Production Manager
Salme M. López Sabina




I Saw Three Ships
Music and Text: English carol
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
© 1987 by Hinshaw Music Inc. (administered worldwide by Fred Bock Music Company).
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Carol of the Drum
Music and Text: Katherine K. Davis
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
© 1941 EMI Mills Music, Incorporated.
All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,
424 Church Street, St. 1200, Nashville, TN 37219.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Deck the Hall
Music and Text: English carol
Arrangement: Sam Cardon


How Excellent Thy Name and Alleluia, from Saul
Music: George Frideric Handel


Campana Sobre Campana
Music: Spanish carol
Text: Traditional
Arrangement: Ryan Murphy


Christmas Children, from Scrooge
Music and Text: Leslie Bricusse
Arrangement: Ryan Murphy
© 1970 Stage and Screen Music Inc. (BMI).
All rights for Stage and Screen Music Inc. administered by Painted Desert Music Corp. (BMI)


Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Music: Leon Jessel
Arrangement: Morton Gould
Used by permission of Edward B. Marks Music Company.


We Three Kings
Music: John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Arrangement: Richard Elliott


“The Little Match Girl”
Story: Hans Christian Andersen, retold by. David Warner
Music: Mack Wilberg


O Come, Little Children
Music: Johann A.P. Schulz
Text: Cristoph von Schmidt


Luke 2: The Christmas Story
Music: Mack Wilberg


Angels from the Realms of Glory
Music: French carol
Text: James Montgomery
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg


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