Monday, November 29, 2010

Another Choir Festival

 Sign-language choir members
On Saturday, all 10 wards and branches in Ulaanbaatar participated in a second Choir Festival.  It was held in the Bayanzurkh building.  There were approximately 355 participants.  President Odgerel spearheaded the festival and wanted to do it on a limited budget, so it only included the branches and wards in the city.  Nalaikh and Baganuur didn't participate.  The theme of the festival was “Celebrating Hymns of the Restoration.”  Choirs preformed many wonderful hymns and songs celebrating the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The script for the narration was from Preach My Gospel and told the story of the restoration.

Young and old loved singing in the choirs

Khailaast Branch Choir - The children sang one verse of "The Golden Plates" and then the choir joined in.
Note:  Elder Lasson, back left.

Songino Ward Choir with 50 participants.  They love to sing together.  Note:  Baigalmaa, their teenage director

 Beginning at 1:00 p.m. the choirs gathered for a combined rehearsal.  Performances were at 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. with a lunch provided to the participants between performances.  All of the choirs did a wonderful job.  Many sang harmony and had great participation.  President Odgerel filmed it and is planning on making a DVD.
After having some building closures in the city, which made it so many choirs couldn’t practice, this Choir Festival got some of the choirs practicing again and gave them a big boost. 

No comments:

Post a Comment