Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kelli O'Hara and Richard Thomas
Mon. Dec. 14 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Tony® Award-winner Kelli O'Hara and Emmy® Award-winner Richard Thomas join The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells at Temple Square for an Americana-themed Christmas special that exudes the warmth and peace the season can bring.The repertoire draws from a number of American musical traditions including folk, bluegrass, Broadway and African-American spirituals. It features well-known Christmas favorites as well as lesser-known holiday carols and ballads. As the program's narrator, Thomas complements the music with nostalgic readings, including an adaptation of Pearl S. Buck's, "Christmas Day in the Morning," an excerpt from Robert Frost's beloved poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and the Christmas story from Luke 2.
Set against a backdrop of a country farmhouse and church, the visual and musical spectacle serves as a soulful tribute to the holiday traditions, songs, stories and individuals that have contributed to the rich cultural fabric that is uniquely American.
Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir is an annual holiday musical spectacular. The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is a world-renowned 360-member choir that has traveled around the world, becoming an international music sensation. Each year, renowned and talented guest stars make the show an unforgettable experience.
The No. 1 holiday program on PBS for 15 of the past 16 years, Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir, will air on WKAR PBS for the 17th consecutive year.
Watch the special at video.wkar.org before or after the premiere date.