Summary for the 181st Annual General Conference

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Saturday Morning, April 2, 2011, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Allan F. Packer. Benediction: Elder Dale G. Renlund. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Glory to God on High,” Hymns, no. 67; “We Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” Hymns, no. 22, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136; “I Know That My Savior Loves Me,” Creamer/Bell, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, April 2, 2011, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Kevin W. Pearson. Benediction: Elder Michael T. Ringwood. Music by a combined choir from Brigham Young University–Idaho; Eda Ashby and Randall Kempton, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Ashby, unpublished; “How Great the Wisdom and the Love,” Hymns, no. 195; “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41, arr. Kempton, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, April 2, 2011, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Rafael E. Pino. Benediction: Elder Joseph W. Sitati. Music by a priesthood choir from the Ogden Utah and Logan Utah Institutes; Jerald F. Simon, J. Nyles Salmond, and Alan T. Saunders, directors; Andrew Unsworth, organist: “See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered,” Hymns, no. 325; “Guide Me to Thee,” Hymns, no. 101, arr. Unsworth, unpublished; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “For the Strength of the Hills,” Hymns, no. 35, arr. Durham, pub. Jackman.

Sunday Morning, April 3, 2011, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eying. Invocation: Elder Gary E. Stevenson. Benediction: Elder Tad R. Callister. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation,” Hymns, no. 258; “Sabbath Day,” Hymns, no. 148; “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; “Have I Done Any Good?” Hymns, no. 223, arr. Zabriskie, pub. Plum; “The Spirit of God,” Hymns, no. 2, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, April 3, 2011, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder José A. Teixeira. Benediction: Elder Kent D. Watson. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly,” Hymns, no. 15, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 78–79, arr. Bradford, pub. Nature Sings; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman.

Saturday Evening, March 26, 2011, General Young Women Meeting

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Elaine S. Dalton. Invocation: Emily Lewis. Benediction: Bethany Wright. Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in the Salt Lake City area; Merrilee Webb, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “Guardians of Virtue,” Strength of Youth Media 2011: We Believe, unpublished (cello: Jessica Hunt); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136, arr. Lyon, pub. Jackman (harp: Hannah Cope); “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Conference Talks Available

To access general conference talks in many languages, visit conference.lds.org. Then select a language. Generally within two months following conference, audio recordings are available at distribution centers.

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On the Cover

Front: Photograph by Weston Colton. Back: Photograph by Les Nilsson.

Conference Photography

Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, Cody Bell, Les Nilsson, Weston Colton, Sarah Jensen, and Derek Israelsen; in Argentina by Marcelino Tossen; in Brazil by Laureni Fochetto, Ana Claudia Souza de Oliveira, and Veruska Oliveira; in Ecuador by Alex Romney; in Germany by Mirko Kube; in Jamaica by Alexia Pommells; in Mexico by Ericka González Lage; in Philippines by Wilmore La Torre; in Portugal by Juliana Oliveira; in Romania by Matei Florin; in Slovenia by Ivan Majc; in South Africa by Kyle Cannon; in Ukraine by Marina Lukach; in Maryland, USA, by Sasha Rose; and in Zambia by Tawanda Maruza.