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Tue, Dec. 13 at 7pm - O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir
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The Tabernacle Choir

O HOLY NIGHT: CHRISTMAS WITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR features Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Megan Hilty (“Smash,” “Wicked”) and renowned film and television actor Neal McDonough (“Band of Brothers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”). This marks the 19th annual “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” television special, which has been the No. 1 primetime holiday program on PBS for 17 years since it first aired in 2004.

Tune in Tue, Dec. 13 at 7pm on the WSIU stations: WSIU 8.1, WUSI 16.1, WSEC 14.1, WQEC 27.1 and WMEC 22.2 or access the WSIU local broadcast livestream online at pbs.org or via the PBS Video app. Get extended access to this program and more with WSIU Passport.

About the Program
In this year’s “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” special, Hilty joins the Choir, Orchestra, trumpeters and bell ringers in performing well-known holiday tunes, classic Christmas carols and hymns. Traditional Irish musical numbers and elements are woven throughout the program in honor of Hilty’s and McDonough’s shared heritage. As the narrator of the evening, McDonough reflects on the role that family, heritage and traditions play at this time of year. Combining music and musings with unique Irish cultural nods, “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” is a deeply personal and uplifting program that inspires hope and welcomes the spirit of the holiday season.

Following a 20-year tradition, this year’s “Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir” special was recorded over three nights in December 2021 in Salt Lake City’s Conference Center located at Temple Square, the No. 1 tourist attraction in the state. Over the past two decades, the annual television broadcast has featured stars such as Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Lansbury, Kelli O’Hara, Santino Fontana, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, David McCullough, Sutton Foster, David Archuleta, John Rhys-Davies, Renée Fleming, Deborah Voigt, Hugh Bonneville, Richard Thomas, Jane Seymour and many more.

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