My sister found out about this from some of our Tabernacle Choir friends. She got excited and approached me saying, "They are looking especially for composers to submit their original Christmas songs. Who knows, someone out there might have the next 'Silent Night' or 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' and just needs a way to get it heard! Let's round up our family and record one of your songs! They also said that groups are given priority over soloists."
My mind instantly returned to 2006 when my family and a couple of other families performed for the Festival of Lights concert series at the Washington DC Temple Visitors Center. We actually did a family show there each Christmas for five years. I have audio recordings of some of my original songs and arrangements from those shows, but not video. And too bad, because the song I thought we should submit was performed with a dancer who was terrific!
"On a Sacred, Still and Silent Night" for SSATB, Piano, Violin, and Guitar
Apparently, the submissions that are accepted will be edited together to create a Virtual Concert that will take the place of "The Savior of the World" play and the Tabernacle Choir Concert on Temple Square this year. (Can anything really take the place of the Tab Choir Concerts?) These videos will also be part of the "Light the World" campaign online. Submitters will also be encouraged to post and repost these concert links on their own social media accounts.
Well, wish us luck!