The Event – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Guest Singer – David Archuleta

Performances – Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday morning (a shortened version of the concert for “Music and the Spoken Word”)

Tickets – Free (distributed lottery style); Four per household allowed

Seats in the Conference Center – 21, 000

Seats available for the four performances – 84,000

Requests for tickets – 1, 515, 963

Requests for tickets – From all 50 states and 57 countries

Number of requests that did not get tickets – 1, 416, 000

Did we request tickets?  Yes.  Did our household get tickets?  No.  But are Hub and I going to the concert?  YES!  We, along with my parents, get to enjoy tonight’s performance because one of my sisters got tickets and gave them to us.  We will meet another sister and two of her kids for dinner in downtown Salt Lake City and then walk to the  Conference Center to enjoy the show.

Last year we got to see the Sunday morning performance with Natalie Cole as the guest singer.  It was excellent!  These performances always are. 

Do we consider ourselves lucky, blessed, fortunate to have tickets tonight?