Keeping with tradition, the Christmas concert featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 2014 has been released just in time for the 2015 Christmas season. The 2014 concert, dubbed “Keep Christmas With You” will be aired on PBS this holiday season and is now available on DVD.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square joined the Muppets from Sesame Street and guest vocalist Santino Fontana (the voice of Prince Hans in the popular Disney movie Frozen) in a celebration of the spirit of Christmas. Fontana made his entrance in a hot air balloon surrounded by large toy airplanes that drop from the ceiling as the Choir opened with the number “The Candyman/Pocketful of Miracles.” Other standout moments are a duet with the Count and the Choir’s organist, Richard Elliott, to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a medley of songs from Seasame Street as well as the popular “Keep Christmas With You,” and hilarious hijinks and banter from the Muppets from Sesame Street throughout the show.
The Choir has uploaded a number of videos sharing the magical experience with viewers. Below is Fontana and the puppeteers sharing thoughts on performing.
Mormon Channel also did a 40-minute interview with Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy; they take you through the entire Christmas album based on the production with new insights.
You can get the DVD here or by clicking on the picture.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.