Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square

  • December 16, 2010, 8:00 p.m.; December 17–18, 7:30 p.m.; December 19, 9:30 a.m.

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  • Preview Performance: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 8:00 p.m. Doors open at
  • Concert: Friday, December 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Concert: Saturday, December 18, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Music and the Spoken Word: Sunday, December 19, 2010, 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Enjoy the spirit of the season with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, conducted by Mack Wilberg.

Joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts on Temple Square is singing star David Archuleta. Archuleta rose to instant stardom in 2007, when, at the age of 16, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol. When the season ended in May 2008, he finished as the runner-up, having received 44 percent of the 97 million votes cast. He has since gone on to release several bestselling songs, albums, and a memoir, as well as having toured extensively. His third album, The Other Side of Down, was released the first week of October.

Highly acclaimed actor Michael York will be the narrator for the concerts. York, in his first appearance with the choir, brings 45 years of stage, screen, and recording performance to the Conference Center. British-born and educated at Oxford, York is familiar to audiences around the world. Included in his more than 60 screen credits are The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers and Murder on the Orient Express. He has narrated many documentaries and over 90 audio books, including a new audio version of the Bible, The Word of Promise, and has performed concert versions of Shakespeare at the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl.

The concert will be held in the Conference Center auditorium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Admission is limited to those ages eight and older. Best dress is requested. The concert will last approximately 90 minutes.

Those with tickets should be in their seats one half hour before the event start time. Tickets are no longer available. Standby seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line will form at the north gate of Temple Square.