Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir Returns with Kristin Chenoweth
The annual holiday celebration, Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir, airs Monday, December 16, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16 and then Tuesday, December 17, at 8pm on CET Arts.
This year’s special features Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. Chenoweth joins a 600-person strong cast composed of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square for a night of Christmas celebration through music, dance and storytelling. With a special program that puts Chenoweth’s characteristic charm, style, faith and artistic prowess on display with the artistry of the Choir and Orchestra, viewers will enjoy a mix of classic Christmas carols and festive hits from across a number of genres: Broadway, pop, country, classical and Christian/gospel.
“There were exactly three programs I watched on TV growing up: The Tabernacle Choir holiday specials, Miss America and the Tony® Awards,” said Chenoweth. “This Christmas concert is part of my history, part of my DNA, and it was a bucket list item of mine for a long time, so I am very honored and grateful for this experience. It is music and professionalism at the highest level – it could be a Broadway show.I have been so fortunate to perform in a lot of amazing places, but this is a Top 3 moment for me in my career and something I will never forget.”
“Kristin was on our radar to be a guest artist for our Christmas special for at least a decade, making this year’s program even that much more special for us,” said Mack Wilberg, music director of The Tabernacle Choir. “Not only is she one of the most versatile performers we’ve ever had grace our stage, but we were all just completely overwhelmed and charmed by the incredible energy, warmth and generosity that she brought to the production. We are thrilled that millions of viewers worldwide will be able to feel that this holiday season.”
Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir was filmed over three consecutive nights in December 2018 in front of a live combined audience of over 63,000 at Salt Lake City’s Conference Center at Temple Square. For more information, please visit http://www.pbs.org/tabernaclechoir.