LDS Events Calendar

by | Apr. 20, 2011

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Lunch and Learn Series with Deseret Book Artists and Authors 
Every Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Downtown Deseret Book Store, SLC, Utah
April 22
Robert A. Boyd
Award-winning photographic artist Boyd opened his photography studio in
1995. Instantly a success, demand for his photography grew and he soon
found himself photographing clients all around the world. In 2004 he
received from the Professional Photographers of America the Gold Level
Photographer of the Year Award, having already won numerous other
awards. Currently, Robert is focused on expanding his portfolio and
spending time with his wife Eleah and their five children. While on site
for Lunch and Learn, Bob will share his stunning Temple images.
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April 29
Virgil Oertle
Oertle’s father was a chainsaw woodcarver, and at age 13, he took it up
as well. “In college, I took a sculpture class and that small seed
planted with a chainsaw finally sprouted and grew…. I am beginning to
grasp what art is truly capable of and my love and study of the human
figure will remain as long as there is breath in me…. As I have
studied the human form, the one constant for me and the most amazing are
its undulating rhythms. Here the Creator’s harmonizing hand is most
apparent, and the body communicates in a truly beautiful curve and
counter curve language.” Virgil will sculpt on site during his Lunch and
Learn appearance.

Atlanta Georgia Temple Open House
April 9 – 23: Atlanta, Georgia
The general public is invited to tour the Atlanta Georgia Temple from Saturday, April 9, through Saturday, April 23, 2011, excluding Sundays and Monday evenings. The temple has been closed for nearly two years for a complete remodel of the interior, renovation of the exterior, and re-landscaping of the grounds.

Mesa Arizona Easter Pageant
April 13 – 23: Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center in Mesa, Arizona
The Mesa Arizona Easter Pageant, Jesus the Christ, is known for being one of the largest annual outdoor Easter pageants in the world. Performances begin at 8 p.m.

The Temple Square Chorale’s Easter Concert
April 22 & 23: Tabernacle, SLC, UT
Featured on the program is the “Faure Requiem,” a late nineteenth-century composition that is an ideal contemplation for Easter as we celebrate Christ’s love for us and the triumph of life over death. Also featured will be works of Beethoven, Walton, Gounod and Leinback. For tickets, visit or call 801-570-0080.

A Heritage Choir Easter Commemoration
April 22 at 7 p.m.: St. George Tabernacle, UT
The Southern Utah Heritage Choir presents their traditional sacred Easter musical tribute I am the Way the Truth and the Life. The public is invited to attend free of charge, Conductor Floyd Rigby reflects on this annual Easter musical offering, “This concert is an opportunity to pause and reflect on all the blessings we enjoy due to the sacrifice of our Savior.  This entire concert embodies the Savior’s life and teachings, which also serve as the sacred mission of this choir.” For more info, call 435-656-3992, or email

Primary General President to Speak at CES Broadcast
May 1 at 6 p.m. mountain standard time
Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president, will speak at a Church Educational System broadcast for young adults on Sunday.

Seek My Face: Recent Artwork on Scriptural Themes exhibit
Now – June 2011: The LDS Church History Museum, SLC, UT
The exhibit will feature twenty-nine American professional artists, all from various backgrounds, but sharing a common religious orientation. The painters and sculptors have expressed stories from the Bible and The Book of Mormon in new, original pictures.  These contemporary works share insight into subjects that depict the life and teachings of the Savior.

The Gospel Blesses My Life Exhibit
Now – July 4: Church History Museum, SLC, UT
Through art, children from forty-two countries share how knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed their lives. This artwork will also be featured in the “Our Creative Friends” section of the March 2011 issue of the Friend. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center

Saturday, 16 April, 7:00 PM
Mormon choir of Washington DC
The Mormon Choir of Washington DC will present an Easter concert with a
masterful blend of sacred and spiritual music featuring outstanding
choir soloists.   The Choir is one of the DC area’s best known choral
groups, having performed to standing room only audiences throughout
Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.   Under the direction
of Principal Music Director Gary Clawson and Associate Director David
Hardin, this concert is sure to enhance the spirit of the Easter season.
Sunday, 17 April, 7:00 PM
Why I Believe
This is a unique fireside devotional where those who were recently
baptized are introduced and welcomed as some of the newest members of
the church.   Two keynote speakers address us and share why they believe
in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The evening is one filled with
testimonies which strengthen us all; no matter how long we’ve been a
Sunday, 24 April, 6:30 PM
Northern Virginia/Washington DC Institute Choir
“For He is Might to Save” will be a wonderful highlight to the Easter
season.  This presentation of music and the spoken word will celebrate
the Savior and His redeeming love and atoning sacrifice.  The Northern
Virginia/Washington DC Institute Choir, under the direction of Devin
Toma and Michael Turnblom, consists of approximate 50 talented young
adult vocalists and instrumentalists who have performed throughout the
Washington metro area.

Friday, 29 April, 7:30 PM
Boyertown High School Performing Groups
The Boyertown Area Senior High School, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, was selected by NAMM as one of the country’s top 100 schools for music education in 2010. The Show Choir, Jazz Band and Select String Ensemble will be performing this evening, under the direction of Dan Kershetsky, Glen Brumbach, and Chris Cinquini. These outstanding student musicians will perform fine music spanning centuries of composers.

Saturday, 30 April, 7:00 PM
Yellow River Chinese Art Ensemble
The Yellow River Chinese Art Ensemble consists of over 50 professional and amateur artists from Mainland China, who promote Chinese folk music and artistic heritage in American Chinese Communities. They have performed at various international events as well as at disaster-relief benefit performances. These cultural events serve as a bridge of friendship and understanding between the United States and China. This concert will include an outstanding variety of vocal and instrumental selections.
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