About the DVD: Joined by world-renowned vocalist Deborah Voigt and charismatic voice actor John Rhys-Davies, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir ushers in the holiday season with music that celebrates the work of Charles Dickens, the story behind A Christmas Carol, and many other classic Christmas tales.
BONUS FEATURES (DVD)
Hear Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies describe their unique experiences in performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Backstage with Deborah Voigt
Backstage with John Rhys-Davies
Christmas "In the Air": Behind the Scenes on Flying
"A Dickens Christmas" full-length version
My review: It's one of our family's favorite traditions to watch these Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square program's every year. Each are beautiful and bring the spirit of Christmas into your home. I loved this year's DVD! Deborah Voigt has an amazing voice and she was really fun to watch. John Rhys-Davies was really fun to watch, especially when he was telling the story of Charles Dickens, I really loved the flying part. He also reads the Christmas story, and that was awesome too. And of course, the choir and orchestra, amazing! I can't say enough about how great they are. Don't miss out on these fun programs!
I was sent a copy of this DVD in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase link: Deseret Book, online and in stores
About the artist: The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world’s fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s recordings have achieved “gold record” and two have achieved “platinum record” status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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