Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2015 Christmas Concert

The 2015 Christmas Concert will begin with a public Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, December 10. Two concerts will be performed on Friday, December 17, and Saturday, December 18, and on Sunday, December 19, during the broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word.

Tickets are required for all performances.  The guest artists will be announced early in October with ticket request period running from October 10–19, 2015.

More details to come.

2015 Latino Event—Luz de las naciones: Juventud de la promesa

Cultural Event
The three areas of the Church in Utah will present a special Latino youth and young adult cultural event titled “Luz de las naciones: Juventud de la promesa” in the Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.
David Archuleta will be the featured guest artist. The program will also include a youth and young adult choir, musicians, and dance groups performing a variety of contemporary and traditional dances from Latin America.
The presentation will be in Spanish with a limited number of headsets available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who speak English or Portuguese.
Members are encouraged to bring their friends and relatives. Ward mission leaders can use this free event as a member-missionary outreach opportunity.
Sunday Devotional
There will also be a religious devotional in Spanish in the Conference Center at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25. Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will preside and speak. David Archuleta will also share a message. The devotional is a separate ticketed event from the cultural event.
It is highly recommended that tickets for the cultural event performances and for the Sunday devotional be obtained well in advance. Tickets are free of charge and available online at and at the Conference Center ticket office by calling 801-240-0080 (locally) or 1-866-LDS-TIKS (toll-free) beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
The Conference Center doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the cultural presentations and at 5:30 p.m. for the Sunday evening devotional. Those planning to attend should arrive 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Seating is general admission.
This year the invitation to attend these events is extended not only to members of Spanish-speaking units but to anyone who wishes to attend.

Funeral Services Scheduled for Elder Scott


Funeral services for Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Monday, September 28, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older.
Elder Scott died from causes incident to age on September 22 in Salt Lake City at the age of 86 (read more about his life).
The Temple Square gates and the Tabernacle doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend should be in their seats by 10:30 a.m. Overflow seating will be available in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. The Church campus buildings will be closed at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen following the funeral at 1:00 p.m.
The funeral services will be broadcast live via,, KSL TV 5.2, BYUtv, BYUtv Global, KBYUtv Eleven, BYUtv International, Mormon Channel, Canal Mormón (Spanish) and on the Church satellite system. In addition, audio broadcasts will air on KSL radio, BYU Classical 89 and BYU Radio.
A private burial service will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City following the funeral.
There will be no public viewing, but expressions of sympathy can be posted on Elder Scott’s official Facebook page or emailed to
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Church’s General Missionary Fund at

Elder Richard G. Scott: The Mind of a Scientist, the Soul of an Apostle of God

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Tuesday at 1:45 MDT from causes incident to age, while surrounded by his family at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 86.

Elder Scott was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanene, who passed away on May 15, 1995. He was well known to many members of the Church for the love he expressed for his wife. He is survived by seven children.

The Church will announce details regarding funeral arrangements as they become available. It is undetermined when the vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be filled.

Read here more about the life and ministry of Elder Richard G. Scott.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Did you know? What is the most common language in the world by number of native speakers?

Mandarin Chinese, with 935 million native speakers, which is 14.1% of the world population.
 It is followed by Spanish with ~387 million and English with ~365 million.