Thursday, November 7, 2013

Home for the Holidays 2012 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Concert - Blog Tour

Home for the Holidays

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Featuring Alfie Boe
Narration by Tom Brokaw


FTC FYI: Received a CD/DVD from Deseret Book in exchange for an honest review.

Product Description

As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the LDS Conference Center, Home for the Holidays is the live recording of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2012 Christmas concert. This year’s release features internationally acclaimed TV personality Tom Brokaw and Tony Award–winning Les Miserables tenor Alfie Boe.
The Choir also welcomed surprise-guest Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the renowned Candy Bomber of World War II. Together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, these three special guests delivered an unprecedented excitement to the stage that brought all in attendance to their feet more than once during the night.
Hailed as the performance that “may have topped them all” (Catherine Reese Newton, The Salt Lake Tribune).

My Review

I was lucky enough to be in attendance last year at this amazing performance.  Alfie Boe did a beautiful job vocally and the choir, of course, was at their best.  This DVD/CD captures the moment of the performance perfectly.  I was extremely touched by the story of The Candy Bomber.  I loved how the parachutes came from the sky as there was children looking through a fence.  I was especially moved when Lt. Halvorsen himself made an appearance.  I had a feeling he was going to attend since I watched the news the day before and suspected he would come out again.  But those I was with did not know he was going to be there and the looks of surprise on the their faces was priceless.  We listened to the CD while were decorating our house last weekend while decorating for Christmas and it definitely got us in a holiday frame of mind.

Purchase Links - CD

Deseret Book / Seagull Book / Amazon 

Purchase Links - DVD

Deseret Book / Seagull Book / Amazon

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