BWW TV: Brian Stokes Mitchell with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Special Airs on WNET 12/16; Today Show on Friday
In this BWW TV Exclusive, Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell performs "Through Heaven's Eyes" with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the 2008 Ring Christmas Bells concert in Salt Lake City.
This thrilling segment is from the new CD and DVD featuring "Stokes" with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Ring Christmas Bells and is now airing on PBS. For New York-ers the special will air at 8pm on WNET on Wednesday, December 16th at 8pm and Brian Stokes Mitchell will also appear on the Today Show this Friday morning on NBC.
Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Man of La Mancha) also brings a heartfelt intimacy to Maury Yeston's "New Words," a hint of cool jazz to Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," and some Broadway stage savvy to Mack Wilberg's new arrangement of "The Friendly Beasts." An unexpected highlight is the fast-paced, fancy footwork virtuoso performance by Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott in his solo "Go, Tell It on the Mountain."
Each year, the Christmas concert presented by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square is seen by more than 85,000 people live and by millions more via television broadcast. It is a full scale production featuring world- class musicians, soloists, dancers, narrators, and music that leaves viewers in awe of the Choir's unmatched magnitude and musicality. Following the success of last year's CD Rejoice and Be Merry, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents Ring Christmas Bells, the next musical masterpiece in a series of highly acclaimed and commercially successful holiday albums. Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, dubbed by the New York Times as Broadway's last leading man and Edward Herrmann (Gilmore Girls; Nixon), Ring Christmas Bells is a holiday experience every family will want to have.
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