Church Magazines Tell Story behind BYU Vocal Point’s “I Stand All Amazed” Christmas Mormon Message
“We hope when people watch the video, they have the same experience that we all had on set—feeling the Holy Ghost testify of the power of Jesus Christ.” —Jantzen Dalley, Vocal Point member
Part of the Ensign and Liahona magazines’ digital-only offerings, the question-and-answer article shares some of the inspiring experiences the nine-man a cappella ensemble had filming the video on the Church’s Jerusalem set in Goshen, Utah.
For example, the men said that singing “I Stand All Amazed”—typically used as a sacrament hymn—in the location where the Bible Videos were filmed gave them increased insight into the Savior’s life and mission and a reverence that they tried to incorporate into their performance.
“We hope when people watch the video, they have the same experience that we all had on set—feeling the Holy Ghost testify of the power of Jesus Christ,” said Jantzen Dalley in the article.
And while some people may think it strange to feature a sacrament hymn for Christmas, Jason Bromley, one of the soloists, said in the article, “The hymn calls for us to be amazed and think about and marvel about the things Christ did for us, and that’s exactly what the Christmas season is all about.”
“Having the opportunity to connect that hymn with Christmas changed the way we sing it,” added David Steele.
Digital content like this article can be found each month in the Ensign and Liahona magazines online and in the Gospel Library app. In 2017, the bonus digital content was found in a separate location called “2017 Digital Articles.” Going forward, the digital-only content will be part of the table of contents on LDS.org and in the Gospel Library app.
Screenshot from the “I Stand All Amazed” Mormon Message featuring BYU’s a cappella men’s group Vocal Point.