Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

One of the best holiday tradition around (to put it lightly) is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas concert. Every year we celebrate with the Tab Choir. Our first date was to this very concert in December 1996. We've been every year since, besides the year little Dawn was born. 21,000 lucky souls get to attend each night (that equals 84,000 very cheery holiday revelers--can you revel on Temple Square?). I don't know how many people register for tickets, but one year a poll of my family and friends had only 1 in 14 winning the ticket lottery.

Today the Choir announced that this year Brian Stokes Mitchell (remember he was here) and actor Edward Herrmann are the guest performers. Mitchell is great, we really fell in love with him at the Tanner Gift of Music in September, and I'm sure you will too.

You can register for tickets for two weeks starting on October 25 here.

Christmas is coming!!!


Mom said...

Yea! We have go to get tickets!

Mom said...

I meant GOT to get tickets!

Shell said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH! I'm going now, it will be worth going into labor in public to see this!

Mormon Soprano said...

It is going to be an awesome concert!

Trivia: Last year there were over 1 million ticket requests. I know of families who plan their yearly vacations around this concert, and at least one family comes from Germany each year - last year they didn't get tickets, but they did get in on standby. To those who don't get tickets, stand-by is an option. A lot of people don't even try coming down thinking it will be impossible to get it, which increases your chances. The Sunday morning broadcast/mini-concert almost always has stand-by seats.

For more information about the artists and video clips - I invite you to read my recent post. All the best - MoSop :)