Guest Artists

Sissel (2017)

Recording

Concerts

  • Christmas Concert featured guest (2006)

Music and the Spoken Word Broadcasts

  • Broadcast #3949 (May 2005)
  • Broadcast #4033 (Dec 2007)

Guest Artist Information

Norwegian-born singing sensation Sissel joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts in 2006 in a performance described as "a match made in heaven." In her first-ever Christmas album released in the U.S., Spirit of the Season, Sissel collaborated with the world famous Choir to offer a dazzling program including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “In The Bleak Midwinter,” “In dulci jubilo,” and “Like an Angel Passing through My Room.” The album earned two GRAMMY nominations in the categories of Best Classical Crossover Album of the Year, and Best Engineered Classical Album.

Sissel is also 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 was the highest selling orchestral film score in history.

In 2005, she also performed with the Choir to commemorate the Centennial of Norwegian Independence from Sweden, for a broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. When she returned for the Christmas concerts the following year she said, "...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.”

For additional information, http://www.sissel.net.