Music

Alfie Boe Joins Mormon Tab Choir in Christmas Concert

Alfie Boe Joins Mormon Tab Choir in Christmas Concert

Tom Brokaw Mormon Christmas ConcertAlfie Boe, Tony-winning British tenor who never saw a live musical show until he starred in one, completely enraptured audiences once again in the 2012 Temple Square Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert.  Beloved and renown for his showstopping rendition of “Bring Him Home”–the Les Mis prayer-song of Jean Valjean which Alfie added to the musical numbers performed at the Choir Concert–brought him and the Choir and orchestra, an unsurprising standing ovation. The Christmas extravaganza featured distinguished journalist, Tom Brokaw, NBC News Nitely Anchor and Today Show host.  Brokaw narrated the story of the Salt-Lake City born, World War II Air Force Pilot “Candy-Bomber”–Gail Halvorsen, who dropped candy from C-47s to children he came to meet behind a barbed wire fence one day on his mission in Germany.

As the music crescendo-ed, Tom continued to recount Gail’s story of giving against the backdrop of airplanes and min-parachutes dropping candy on video sweeping across a white-screen floating vertically from top to bottom of the Tabernacle Choir Stage.  Just as Tom completed the story of the candy-bomber, the screen lifted.  The Candy-Bomber himself stood in uniform on stage, wrapping the audience in love and cheers.  Meanwhile, mini white real parachutes dropped from the ceiling of the Conference Center mirroring those dropping from those WWII planes. The audience was riveted and overcome with the Spirit of Christ–the spirit of giving, the spirit of Christmas–as children approached the Candy-Bomber, and he has came to share a few words with Tom and the audience about giving, about gratitude, about finding real joy in service.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Merry Christmas to each of you.

May you also enjoy various other Christmas songs performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square are available for download on Mormon.org (list courtesy of mormonwoman.org).

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Update on (Mormon) Church Resources

Update on (Mormon) Church Resources

LDS (Mormon) Music App

Fernando C.

Mormon Music AppLDS Music is a new app for music of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called The Mormon Church by friends of other faiths.) Browse and search Hymns and Children’s Songbook, read the words and sheet music and listen to accompaniments. This new app currently has content in English, but will soon have music in Spanish, Portuguese and French. Additional music will be added soon, including Seminary video soundtracks and Young Women’s camp songs. Download the app for the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch here

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A Fire Still Burning

Brandon Flowers knows that it’s not common for a rock star to have a wife and kids. But his parents’ example led Brandon to choose early on that pursuing music wouldn’t be about fame and money. Visit Brandon Flowers’ profile on Mormon.org and watch his profile video here.

Mormon Broadcasts

EPUB and PDF files of General Conference

Files for the October 2011 General Conference are now available in EPUB and PDF format in English. These files can be view in many different e-readers, such as the Barnes and Noble Nook or the iPad iBooks app. To download the files, visit the General Conference page and click on the “Download” button under Entire Session. PDF files of the November Ensign and Liahona in English are also available for download here.

Mormon Scriptures

Available Formats of Scriptures

The new page Available Scriptures Formats lists the ways one can access the scriptures. These include electronice text and audio through mobile applications, audio recordings through iTunes and others.

LDS Account

Have you created an LDS Account? Are you using it to its full potential? An article in the Church News and Events discusses the many different tools you can use once you’ve created an LDS Account.

Mormon Website

The Vineyard

How do you volunteer? Members are volunteering time to assist in translation and photography efforts. Know another language? Like photography? Start participating and join hundreds in the efforts to make the gospel available around the world! Visit The Vinyeard website and learn how you can contribute today.

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More Good Foundation Press Release: MormonMusic.org Launch Date

More Good Foundation Press Release:  MormonMusic.org Launch Date
Mormon Music.org

MormonMusic.org

MORE GOOD FOUNDATION 560 South State Street
Orem, UT 84058
Phone (801) 705-5115

Press Release

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Find uplifting music at Liahona.net

Find uplifting music at Liahona.net

Mormon Liahona.net SiteAt Liahona.net you’ll find a large collection of hymns, Primary songs, Gospel music, and holiday songs. You can download songs or play them directly on the site. I was able to find tons of good music, both vocal and instrumental, and the site is entirely free for non-commercial use. Stock up your iPod for Sunday listening, or use one of the tunes as an intro to your podcast.

Free LDS music at Liahona.net

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