Conference Summary for the 175th Semiannual General Conference


Saturday Morning, October 1, 2005, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Harold G. Hillam. Benediction: Elder Darwin B. Christenson. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” Hymns, no. 141; “He, Watching over Israel,” Mendelssohn; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 78–79, arr. Bradford, pub. Nature Sings; “I Believe in Christ,” Hymns, no. 134, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, October 1, 2005, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder John H. Groberg. Benediction: Elder F. Melvin Hammond. Music by a Young Women and Young Men choir from stakes in Bountiful, Woods Cross, and North Salt Lake, Utah; Michael Huff, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Awake and Arise,” Hymns, no. 8, arr. Huff, unpublished; “On a Golden Springtime,” Children’s Songbook, 88, arr. Huff, unpublished; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “On This Day of Joy and Gladness,” Hymns, no. 64, arr. Huff, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, October 1, 2005, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Stephen B. Oveson. Benediction: Elder Adhemar Damiani. Music by a father-and-son priesthood choir from stakes in Orem, Utah; Donald Ripplinger, director; John Longhurst, organist: “Truth Restored,” Beethoven and Jones, arr. Ripplinger, unpublished; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, arr. Fjeldsted, unpublished; “Ye Elders of Israel,” Hymns, no. 319; “True to the Faith,” Hymns, no. 254, arr. Ripplinger, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, October 2, 2005, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Invocation: Elder F. Burton Howard. Benediction: Elder Ned B. Roueché. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott and John Longhurst, organists: “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief,” Hymns, no. 29, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “The Seer, Joseph, the Seer,” Hymns, (1948), no. 296, arr. Beesley, pub. IRI (tenor: Stanford Olsen); “Ode for Joseph,” Bradshaw, pub. Jackman; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman.

Sunday Afternoon, October 2, 2005, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder H. Aldridge Gillespie. Benediction: Elder Dennis E. Simmons. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “The Iron Rod,” Hymns, no. 274, Holst, arr. Galbraith, unpublished; “Where Love Is,” Children’s Songbook, 138–39, arr. Cardon, unpublished (flute: Jeannine Goeckeritz; harp: Tamara Oswald); “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 24, 2005, General Relief Society Meeting

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: Bonnie D. Parkin. Invocation: Barbara D. Lockhart. Benediction: Lilian B. DeLong. Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Orem, Utah; Dyanne Riley, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3, arr. Margetts and Riley, unpublished; “When I Feel His Love,” Perry, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

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