Christmas concert. This week was highlighted by the annual Christmas Concert. Last year it was performed at the Circus – a rented public auditorium and advertised broadly to the community.
This year the decision was made to hold the concert at the Bayanzurgkh building and split it into two performances – one for the District and one for the Stake members. Members would invite friends to attend with them.
|Our good friend, PuuJee, had a major contribution|
Because of a mix up on times, we missed the first performance but were able to attend the second one on Sunday afternoon. We got there early to get good seats and to be able to take pictures of the event from a good location.
Love of music. Mongolians love and have special gifts for music. The choir had been in rehearsal since October. They prepared a full range of Christmas carols, pieces from Handel’s Messiah, and light-hearted Christmas music.
|Curtain call with guests|
Some of the performance was in English and some in Mongolian. The English was completely understandable as if performed by an American choir. It was an hour and a half of Christmas songs sung to perfection. The venue was an improvement from last year when the sound system and acoustics left something to be desired.
|She fit right in|
|Unur Ward members in attendance|
|Unur Ward Bishop and family member|
|Ourselves and our daughter's converts - Ulziika, Naranchimeg, and PuuJee|
|Tuvshinbayar and his fiancé, Bolmaa|
|Enkhjin, next to Darlene, was baptized three hours later|
Buyanzaya, a gifted student, was preparing to accompany eight Christmas numbers at church and needed some extra attention.
|Buyanzaya had a two hour lesson that night|
|Darlene, the Stewarts, Gardners (backs to camera) and the Woods|
|Merry Christmas everyone!|