Conference Summary for the 176th Semiannual General Conference


Saturday Morning, September 30, 2006, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Merrill J. Bateman. Benediction: Elder Richard J. Maynes. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott and John Longhurst, organists: “Arise, O God, and Shine,” Hymns, no. 265; “We Ever Pray for Thee,” Hymns, no. 23, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Each Life That Touches Ours for Good,” Hymns, no. 293, arr. Cundick, pub. Jackman; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Love at Home,” Hymns, no. 294, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling,” Hymns, no. 7, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, September 30, 2006, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Dale E. Miller. Benediction: Elder Gene R. Cook. Music by a combined choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center; Douglas Brenchley, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Faith in Every Footstep,” Dayley, arr. Nally, unpublished; “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth,” Hymns, no. 196, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264, arr. Duffin, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, September 30, 2006, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Clate W. Mask Jr. Benediction: Elder W. Craig Zwick. Music by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from Brigham City, Utah; N. Geoffrey Anderson, director; Clay Christiansen, organist: “See, the Mighty Angel Flying,” Hymns, no. 330; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. 97, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, October 1, 2006, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Invocation: Elder Carl B. Pratt. Benediction: Elder W. Douglas Shumway. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; John Longhurst, organist: “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire,” Hymns, no. 145; “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Children’s Songbook, 228; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place,” Brahms, edited Jessop; “Come, Ye Thankful People,” Hymns, no. 94, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, October 1, 2006, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Jay E. Jensen. Benediction: Elder Donald L. Staheli. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly,” Hymns, no. 15, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” Hymns, no. 141, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, September 23, 2006, General Relief Society Meeting

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: Bonnie D. Parkin. Invocation: Julie Hales. Benediction: Denise I. Hales. Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Salt Lake City, Utah; Elizabeth Ballantyne, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Sing Praise to Him,” Hymns, no. 70, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “When I Feel His Love,” Perry, pub. Prime Recordings (solo: Melinda Lockwood); “Beautiful Savior,” Children’s Songbook, 62, arr. Wilberg, unpublished (flute: Jeannine Goeckeritz; English horn: Bonnie Schroeder); “O Holy Jesus,” Willcocks, pub. Sacred Music Press (harp: Tamara Oswald).

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