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Come On, Ring Those Bells

Come On, Ring Those Bells

Performed by The Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square, with Kristin Chenoweth

Although this high-spirited Christmas song has a distinct “country” feel to it, “Come On, Ring Those Bells” was actually composed by an Englishman, and popularized by the daughter of Norwegian immigrants. Originally from Somerset in England, Andrew Culverwell studied acting before realizing he had a knack for writing tunes. For a time he was a member of a contemporary Christian music group in England before he embarked on a solo recording career and moved to the United States. Culverwell wrote this song in 1976, and the following year it was recorded by Evelyn Tornquist Karlsson, who enjoyed a very successful career in Christian and gospel music under the professional name of “Evie.” The song was included on her 1977 Christmas album, also titled Come On, Ring Those Bells, which was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Music and Text: Andrew Culverwell

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Music from the 2019 Concert
  • A female performer for the Christmas concert holds up a laughing baby while The Tabernacle Choir sings behind them.
  • In front of a blue background, Kristin Chenoweth sings into a microphone wearing a dark dress with floral accents.
  • The Tabernacle Choir sings Fill the World with Love while musicians in black suits accompany them on bells.
  • Sitting aside three children, Kristin Chenoweth sings What Child Is This? into a microphone.
  • A woman and young girl under a blanket watch Luke 2: The Christmas Story on a tablet.
  • A young woman dressed in white holds up a wrapped, cream-colored present.