"Vitae Lux" (Light of Life), Sissel during the 2006 Christmas Concert: https://youtu.be/qmObPo6Bj0U
Norwegian-born singing sensation Sissel will once again join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the 2019 Pioneer Day concerts this July. The concerts will take place July 19 and 20 at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Sissel has on numerous occasions been called one of the all-time favorite guest artists of the Choir by those inside the Choir, and by those who have enjoyed her performances in the audience. We are thrilled to have her joining us once again. Hear her share her excitement about her upcoming visit.
The concert will be streamed live on YouTube on July 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM MT. More information on tickets to attend the concert live will come.
“We are honored to have Sissel perform with us again,” said Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir. “The sincerity and purity of her voice captivates everyone who hears it. We first met her when she appeared with the Choir on Music and the Spoken Word in 2005 celebrating Norway’s 100th anniversary, and she has appeared on three of our albums. We count her as a great friend of the Choir organization.”
Sissel is known as "the voice of Titanic," as her arias are heard throughout the film, including the famous "I'm flying!" scene. The film's soundtrack, in which she was featured on seven of the album tracks, was the highest selling orchestral film score in history.
Sissel's webpage: https://sisselmusic.com/
In 2005, Sissel joined with the Choir to commemorate the Centennial of Norwegian Independence from Sweden, for a broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. Former music director Craig Jessop said this of Sissel: "When I first heard her sing live, I was taken by the sincerity and purity of her voice. Her voice, like her personality, is disarming and genuine.” Concerning the Choir, Sissel affirmed, "I love to sing with people who have belief, that is very special.”
In 2006, Sissel returned as a guest artist for the Choir’s annual Christmas concerts. The following September, the album "Spirit of the Season" was released as a result of the performances. Sissel received her first U.S. GRAMMY nominations for her collaboration with the Choir on the album. It was nominated in the categories of Best Classical Crossover Album of the Year, and Best Engineered Classical Album. Speaking about the concerts, Sissel recounted, “When I came for the Christmas show I was welcomed with open arms saying “welcome home Sissel,” and that’s actually how I felt. I felt like I was coming home, it was wonderful.”
"Spirit of the Season" Christmas CD, with Sissel: https://bit.ly/2Q6Zy2G
2006 Christmas Concert DVD (out of print): https://bit.ly/2VGm0pq
Sissel is also featured on the the Choir's 2013 album "Homeward Bound" with Bryn Terfel, as well as the 2017 album "Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends," which includes Choir collaborations with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers over the years.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends CD, with Sissel: https://bit.ly/2WJmGXq
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Pioneer Concert 2019.