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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Music 2011 #3: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Surely some of the best Christmas music, especially in recent years, has been sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Over the last several years, since they have been doing a yearly Christmas concert with solo singing luminaries like Sissel, Natalie Cole and most recently David Archuleta, they have been putting out fantastic Christmas music.  This year as they prepared for their yearly Christmas special on PBS they were told that they are PBS's number one Holiday show.  In addition to the choir and guest singers they perform their Christmas concert with The Orchestra at Temple Square and the Bell Choir at Temple Square.  All together making a free concert that so many people want to attend that the tickets are given out in random drawings.

I had a friend who told me that he had requested tickets and was prepared to fly to Utah to attend the concert if he was lucky enough to get a ticket for him and his wife. 

A few years ago Mannheim Steamrollers were the Christmas music of choice for just about everywhere.  I really enjoy their music both Christmas and otherwise.  But in recent years they have been unsuccessful at coming out with anything new to enhance their great body of Christmas music.  Actually no one has been able to come  with much to replace them until the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has stepped into that void.  Now year after year the MTC as I call it has put out excellent Christmas music and a Christmas spectacle that is unmatched on T.V. and which comes out of DVD the following year.  Click here to read an articl that give more information about the choir.

The song I have been enjoying most of all from the Mormon Tabernacle choir is this one:

Carol to the King: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

There are plenty other great ones as well and I'll add a couple below.  Hope you enjoy the Christmas music!

Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Sissel and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Hallelujah Chorus by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Ring, Christmas Bells by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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