The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square Christmas Concert

    December 12–14, 2019 (Thursday–Saturday)
    8:00 p.m., Conference Center

    Registration for tickets is now closed.

    Event Description

    The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square will perform their annual Christmas concerts in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 12–14, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.

    Kelli O’Hara—acclaimed singer and actress—and renowned actor Richard Thomas will be the featured guests for the 2019 Christmas concerts. The Christmas concerts will include a 600-person cast of 360 Choir voices, nearly 100 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square, the 32-member Bells on Temple Square, and about 100 dancers who combine with these renowned guest artists to present this annual musical celebration.

    Kelli O’Hara is one of the rare singers who has managed to find a home performing in Broadway musicals, concerts, and the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. O’Hara received her university degree in opera and after winning the Oklahoma State Metropolitan Opera competition, she moved to New York City where she made her debut on Broadway. She has received seven Tony Award® nominations, winning Best Actress in a Musical in 2015 for her performance as Anna in The King and I. She received an Emmy Award® nomination for her performance in The Accidental Wolf. In 2015 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in The Merry Widow and has since returned as Despina in Cosí fan tutti. Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from New York’s Carnegie Hall all the way to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Ms. O’Hara’s has received two Grammy Award nominations for her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World.

    Richard Thomas is best known for his leading role as the budding author John-Boy Walton in the television drama The Waltons, for which he won an Emmy Award and received multiple Golden Globe Award nominations. He is best known to contemporary television audiences for his role as FBI Special Agent Frank Gaad in the series The Americans and his performance as Sanford Bensinger in the series Billions. His work on stage spans from his Broadway debut at age eight in Sunrise at Campbell, to his Tony Award nominated performance in The Little Foxes, from his current appearance as Hubert Humphrey in The Great Society, to his upcoming performance as Atticus Finch in the national tour of To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Random Selection Results

    • On or about Monday, November 11, results of random selection will be communicated to all registrants by an email from indicating whether you have received tickets or not.
    • If you receive tickets, they will have been distributed electronically to your My Temple Square Tickets account. The email will link to My Temple Square Tickets.

    Here Are the Rules


    We encourage patrons without tickets to join the standby line each evening. Many standbys are seated in the Conference Center each year. Each concert night, the standby line forms at the North Gate on Temple Square approximately two hours prior to the concert start time.

    To avoid standing out in cold weather, patrons in this line will be seated in the Tabernacle and taken to the Conference Center to fill empty seats as they are available.

    Since patrons who have tickets are required to be in their seats 30 minutes prior to the concert, seats that are empty at that time will be filled by those seated in the Tabernacle. The program will be screened live on the big screens in the Tabernacle for those who are not able to be seated in the Conference Center.


    No tickets are required for this 30-minute broadcast event in the Conference Center on December 15. Admission is free and limited to those eight years of age and older. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and patrons should be in their seats by 9:15 a.m. The broadcast will include music from the concerts.


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