Conference Summary for the 176th Annual General Conference


Saturday Morning, April 1, 2006, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder Claudio R. M. Costa. Benediction: Elder Neil L. Andersen. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; John Longhurst and Richard Elliott, organists: “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1; “Dearest Children, God Is Near You,” Hymns, no. 96; “Did You Think to Pray?” Hymns, no. 140, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “For the Beauty of the Earth,” Hymns, no. 92, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Consider the Lilies of the Field,” Hoffman, arr. Lyon, pub. Jackman; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, April 1, 2006, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Cecil O. Samuelson Jr. Benediction: Elder Glenn L. Pace. Music by a combined choir from Brigham Young University; Rosalind Hall, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly,” Hymns, no. 15, arr. Lewis, unpublished; “Have I Done Any Good?” Hymns, no. 223, arr. Zabriskie, pub. Plum; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “Come, Follow Me,” Hymns, no. 116, arr. Manookin, pub. Sonos.

Saturday Evening, April 1, 2006, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Ronald T. Halverson. Benediction: Elder Robert J. Whetten. Music by a priesthood choir from the Orem and Salt Lake institutes; Douglas Brenchley, Ryan Eggett, and Rick Decker, directors; Richard Elliott, organist: “Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake!” Hymns, no. 17, arr. Staheli, pub. Plum; “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” Hymns, no. 108, arr. Loose, unpublished; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Come, O Thou King of Kings,” Hymns, no. 59.

Sunday Morning, April 2, 2006, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder H. Bryan Richards. Benediction: Elder Marlin K. Jensen. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35, arr. Bradford, pub. Nature Sings; “I Stand All Amazed,” Hymns, no. 193; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “O Lord Most Holy,” Franck, arr. Robertson and Schreiner, unpublished; “My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 135, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, April 2, 2006, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder Lance B. Wickman. Benediction: Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Sing Praise to Him,” Hymns, no. 70, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” Hymns, no. 102, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide,” Hymns, no. 165, arr. Gates, pub. Jackman.

Saturday Evening, March 25, 2006, General Young Women Meeting

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: Susan W. Tanner. Invocation: Annette C. Burgess. Benediction: Jessica Barth. Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in Ogden, Utah; Merrilee Webb, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “The Lord Is My Light,” Hymns, no. 89; “Shine the Light,” medley, arr. Huff, unpublished (“Shine On,” Children’s Songbook, 144; “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” Children’s Songbook, 177; “The Light Divine,” Hymns, no. 305); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136, arr. Huff, unpublished (solo: Hillary Dodd); “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, arr. Webb, unpublished.

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