PBS will ring in the holiday season with the premiere of In Performance at the White House: Spirit of the Season, featuring Eric Church, Jonas Brothers, Norah Jones, Pentatonix, Billy Porter, Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli, Camila Cabello, the United States Marine Band and more on December 21 at 8 p.m ET.
Hosted by actress Jennifer Garner, the hour-long special will feature performances from historic White House rooms, including the East Room, the State Dining Room and the Blue Room, home of the Official White House Christmas tree. Audiences will also see the First Family’s Gifts from the Heart-themed holiday installations currently on display throughout the White House.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the holiday season with this special musical performance at the White House,” says Paula A. Kerger, PBS president and CEO. “As an important part of our mission, PBS and our member stations will continue to share the very best of theater, music and dance with audiences across the country.’’
“We are pleased to support In Performance at the White House: Spirit of the Season,” adds Pat Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. “Although we are still dealing with the pandemic, it is important to take this time to count our blessings through music and song and come together as a nation during this season of celebration and remembrance.”
Produced by WETA Washington, D.C., the public broadcaster in the nation’s capital, in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions, Inc., the special is part of the Emmy Award-nominated PBS In Performance at the White House series and will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.
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