Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Natalie Cole Christmas concert

For me, it just wouldn't be the Christmas season without seeing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform in Salt Lake City...
This year the choir was joined by Grammy Award winning artist Natalie Cole and Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough for their annual Christmas concert. Miss Cole wowed the crowd with her lovely vocals on such songs as: My Grown Up Christmas List, Angels From the Realms of Glory, and The Christmas Song (made famous by her father Nat King Cole). However, my personal favorite song of the evening was her simple yet hauntingly beautiful rendition of The Holly and the Ivy. It was absolutely wonderful!

The choir and orchestra also performed other classic holiday songs like O Holy Night, Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, and I'll Be Home For Christmas (while David McCullough told the story of a World War II White House Christmas). Also, the organ solo, Good King Wenceslas, was particularly show-stopping. If you couldn't make it to the concert, the DVD will be out next year, or you can catch it on Music and the Spoken Word which airs Sunday mornings on KBYU or the Hallmark Channel. Merry Christmas!


dada said...

This totally made my Sunday; a great spiritual feast (and I LOVED the company). Thanks!

Ann Marie said...

I have never been to even one of these concerts! *sigh* oneday.

So glad that you enjoyed it! :)

See you sunday!