Published on November 5, 2015 by


“Where Are You Christmas” was originally recorded by Faith Hill and written by Mariah Carey, James Horner, and Will Jennings. While Jon was writing the arrangement, a thought came to him to have a child sing just the last verse. He asked his daughter Sarah. The combination of her beautifully-innocent voice and the love between a father and daughter make this magical. Our wish is that this video reminds you of the ones you love that are hopefully close to you at Christmas time.

We filmed this live at a recent Christmas Concert. It was one of our shortest video shoots/edits ever, which was surreal after spending 3 months on Cello Wars!! 🙂

Piano: Jon Schmidt
Cello: Steven Sharp Nelson
Voice: Sarah Schmidt … BTW–This is the same Sarah that inspired him to write Love Story Meets Viva La Vida. 🙂

Arrangement produced by Jon Schmidt
Arrangement written by Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson & Al van der Beek
Video filmed and produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios

Special thanks to..
-Bank of Utah for sponsoring the concert
-Rick Baldassin Pianos for letting us use the beautiful Fazioli Piano!


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