The Tabernacle Choir Releases New “Silent Night” Video

  • 29 November 2018

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square's new Christmas video shares the message of hope in Jesus Christ. Watch it now.

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  • The Tabernacle Choir's new Christmas video shares the message of hope in Jesus Christ.

For the fifth year in a row, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have released a video that combines a Christmas song with an inspiring video message. This year’s video features the German carol “Silent Night,” arranged by choir music director Mack Wilberg. 

In the symbolic video, a police officer—subtly named Shepherd—and a group of strangers (some also with interesting names) come together on Christmas Eve to help a desperate young couple find shelter for the pending birth of their baby.

The police officer, played by actor Kevin Sorbo, helps deliver the child and is motivated by the experience to later reconcile with his daughter. Sorbo is best-known for playing the title role in the TV show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, as well as his roles in the movies Let There Be Light and God’s Not Dead.

“‘Silent Night’ is one of the most cherished Christmas carols of all time,“ Sorbo said in a press release. ”And this video’s story showing how people of diverse backgrounds can work together in unity is so needed in the world today. Putting all of that together with the heavenly music of The Tabernacle Choir was something I absolutely loved doing.”

The choir’s previous videos include “O Come, Little Children,” “Wexford Carol,” “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,” and “What Shall We Give?

According to choir president Ron Jarrett, “Each of these moving Christmas videos has enabled the choir and orchestra to share the message of hope in Jesus Christ at Christmastime in a special way for the last five years. The new ‘Silent Night’ video takes its place among them, and we are anxious for people to enjoy its message this year.”