The video was a collaboration between Mormons and non-Mormons alike and included footage from the world’s largest live Nativity that took place in Provo on Dec. 1 and was put together by The Radiant Foundation. Stars of the video include The Piano Guys, vocalists David Archuleta and Peter Hollens, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, various YouTube stars such as Alex Boyé, Stuart Edge and Devin Supertramp, and more than 1,000 local volunteers who played the part of angels.
“For us the Christmas season is so special,” The Piano Guys’ cellist Steven Sharp Nelson said at the end of the music video. “We believe the purpose of life is to be happy, and for us in our own lives that happiness has come from following the teachings of Jesus Christ, holding family extra close and loving others more than ourselves. It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it, and Chirstmas so beautifully brings all of these three things together.”
The video is a companion to another video recently released by the LDS Church promoting Christ as the world’s first Christmas gift.
“It’s our statement to the world,” said producer of the new music video Derral Eves. “We need to bring Christ back into Christmas.”
The music video begins in a living room with The Piano Guys, David Archuleta and Peter Hollins singing “Angels We Have Heard On High” and costume-clad children assembling into a Nativity scene. The video then skips to a scene of thousands of angels descending on a live outdoor Nativity and finishes with an overhead shot of the glowing angels assembled in shape of the Nativity.
Fans can download the audio of the music video, “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” for free on The Piano Guys’ website.
For coverage on the making of the video and the record-breaking live Nativity scene, see our previous article.