Each year when I hear of how wonderful the concert was I get upset. The reason ?
Only a handful (relatively speaking) get to see this concert as it occurs. It
is OUR LDS concert and since the tickets are handed out on a "lucky
draw" basis it is reasonably certain there are a number of non-LDS
individuals get to see the concert in person. This is unfair since LDS members
pay for the cost of the performance (tithing) we should get to see it live too.
After-all, we see General Conference twice each year why can't this be
broadcast as well ? Continuing to be upset each Christmas.
The concert does not need to be "edited," any more than the hundreds of
other performances which are broadcast live. From now on, it should be shown
live, rather than a full year later.
I sawthem Sunday morning and loved it. I’m just curious how much tickets
cost for Thursday night
We went Thursday night and loved it. A couple songs weren't Christmas songs
but were favorites she chose to sing. The arrangement the choir did of Silent
Night was my favorite arrangement I've ever heard, of my favorite Christmas
Sunshine on My Shoulder is not a Christmas song...no connection whatsoever.
Every year the Christmas concert is recorded, carefully edited, and then
rebroadcast on PBS the following year. This concert will be next year's
television special. Tonight at 7:00 you can enjoy Rolando VillazÓn from
C Shields - Each year's concert is put on DVD and sold the following year
(e.g. the 2017 concert will be sold in 2018). PBS also broadcasts the previous
year's concert each December (again, 2017 concert shown in December 2018),
so check your local listings - you might be able to catch the 2016 concert this
month! Our family owns about 5 concert DVDs from previous years, as we live
very far away and attending in-person isn't an option. The DVDs are well
worth the price. Deseret Book usually has them discounted during their
after-Christmas sale, which is when I buy them.
It was a beautiful program. Both guest artists did a wonderful job with their
songs and readings. I was fortunate to get tickets. Must have timed my login
perfectly. It's the first time in several years--either logging in or via
the random drawing method. I've watched past performances when
they've been posted months after the fact. The difference between
"live" sound and a recording--no matter how wonderful and skillful the
recording--is marked.@ C Shields--They announced that
Thursday's performance was being videotaped. I believe they make DVDs of
it that are made available for purchase through the LDS Church's
Distribution Center. They've also posted past Christmas performances on
the Tab Choir's websites, but there's usually a bit of a delay. You
should eventually be able to see it as it will probably be posted. But it may
be a while.
Is there a video of it that we can watch, since we live out of state? It sounds
wonderful and I'd love to see it!