SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that Kristin Chenoweth will headline this year’s Christmas concerts by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square as the featured guest artist and narrator.
The concerts will be held in the conference center three straight days starting Thursday, Dec. 13.
“Kristen Chenoweth is larger than life; I just hope the Conference Center can contain her performance,” said Ron Jarrett, Tabernacle Choir president, in a news release from the church. “We have a very special concert planned to showcase her tour de force talents, which will ring in the Christmas spirit in an unforgettable way.”
Chenoweth is an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. She won an Emmy in 2009 for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies” and a Tony award in 1999 for her role in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
She was also part of the cast album for “Wicked” that won a 2005 Grammy Award.
“Chenoweth is a classically trained coloratura soprano with a master’s degree in opera performance from Oklahoma City University,” the release said. “As a soloist, she has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall.”
The Tabernacle Choir, formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, has also won Grammy and Emmy awards. It is comprised of 360 men and women volunteers from the Church. The Orchestra at Temple Square includes 150 members while the Bells on Temple Square is a 32-member handbell choir — all volunteers.
Complimentary tickets become available at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time Saturday at lds.org/events. Those interested in attending can request up to four. A “My LDS Tickets” username and password is required for the request, and the release said getting the username and password prior to ticket availability is “strongly encouraged.”
Tickets can not be requested in person or by phone.