Christmas Devotional Features Choir Singing Sacred Hymns
Christmas music, sacred music, is so much a part of the season celebrating the birth of the Christ child. Every year The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds its annual Christmas devotional which features messages by Church leaders appropriate to the Christmas season. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square add to the spirit of the evening with specially selected Christmas hymns and cherished carols.
The Sunday evening program, Dec 8, at 6 p.m. MST in the Conference Center will be available by satellite broadcast, on BYU Broadcasting outlets, and streamed live on audio and video in English and Spanish on mormonchannel.org and lds.org.
President Thomas S. Monson, who will preside at the hour--long service, has said of Christmas, “There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. It is the time to love the Lord, our God, with all our heart—and our neighbors as ourselves. It is well to remember that he who gives money gives much; he who gives time gives more; but he who gives of himself gives all.”
Choir Joins Utah Symphony For Messiah Sing In
What could be more Christmas than singing Handel’s Messiah! This year’s Saturday evening Messiah Sing In will include the Mormon Tabernacle choir as part of the expected 3,000 voices in the audience. Sponsored by the Utah Symphony and held in Abravanel Hall, the Choir’s participation and the community’s is a singular event for the hoilday season.