Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Home for the Holidays" ~ Celebrating the joy of music with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the LDS Conference Center, Home for the Holidays is the live recording of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2012 Christmas concert. This year’s release features internationally acclaimed TV personalityTom Brokaw and Tony Award–winning Les Miserables tenor Alfie Boe.
The Choir also welcomed surprise-guest Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the renowned Candy Bomber of World War II. Together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, these three special guests delivered an unprecedented excitement to the stage that brought all in attendance to their feet more than once during the night.
Hailed as the performance that “may have topped them all” (Catherine Reese Newton, The Salt Lake Tribune).

My thoughts:  Each year the Mormon Tabernacle Choir puts on a performance for the Christmas season.  Each year it is beautifully done.  This particular performance was from Christmas 2012 and is now available for everyone to enjoy, rather than just the live audience who were present for the original performance.

There is a magical quality for me when viewing the DVD or listening to the CD.  The choir is well know for quality music.  It adds many levels to the performance when they add a guest performer.  Alfie Boe has a beautiful voice.  I loved to hear him perform in this concert.

For me an added bonus was the feature of "Christmas From Heaven".  I recently reviewed that book and accompanying DVD on this blog.  It is truly stunning.  This is perfect for music lovers who revel in Christmas performances.

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