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.
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Count on the Bells on Temple Square to open the holiday season with joyous concert music. This year’s program entitled “Holiday Reflections” will be November 15 and 16, 2013 in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. So popular is this concert that this year—as last year—all tickets were gone the first day.
Over ten thousand Americans lost their lives at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, given on the battlefield at the dedication of the cemetery for Union soldiers and barely 3 minutes long, has become one of the most famous and inspiring messages of all time. “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,” Lincoln said, “but it can never forget what they did here.”