Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw
Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a concert of holiday favorites and inspiring surprises.
Among the highlights is Boe’s stirring performance of his signature “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables. And as a surprise guest, the choir welcomes Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the American “candy bomber” who dropped gum and chocolate for German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948-49. As Brokaw introduces Halvorsen after a dramatic reading of a story about the candy bomber, the audience jumps to its feet. Halvorsen, a Utah native and U.S. Air Force pilot, age 92 at the time of the concert, appears in his original 1948 flight suit surrounded by a crowd of children dressed in 1940s-style costumes as hundreds of pieces of candy attached to handkerchief parachutes fall from the ceiling.