Summary for the 182nd Semiannual General Conference

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    Saturday Morning, October 6, 2012, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Kevin R. Duncan. Benediction: Elder Juan A. Uceda. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “Glory to God on High,” Hymns, no. 67; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, pub. Oxford; “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “I Will Follow God’s Plan,” Children’s Songbook, 164, arr. Hofheins, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Saturday Afternoon, October 6, 2012, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Gerrit W. Gong. Benediction: Elder Jose L. Alonso. Music by a combined youth choir from Bennion and Taylorsville, Utah; Leah Tarrant, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Arise, O Glorious Zion,” Hymns, no. 407; “I Am a Child of God,” Hymns, no. 301, arr. Perry, unpublished; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; “On This Day of Joy and Gladness,” Hymns, no. 64, arr. Huff, unpublished.

    Saturday Evening, October 6, 2012, Priesthood Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Jay E. Jensen. Benediction: Elder Patrick Kearon. Music by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from Ogden, Utah; Stephen P. Schank and Derek Furch, directors; Andrew Unsworth, organist: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72; “Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308, arr. Furch, unpublished; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “Hope of Israel,” Hymns, no. 259, arr. Schank, unpublished.

    Sunday Morning, October 7, 2012, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Marlin K. Jensen. Benediction: Elder Keith R. Edwards. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” Hymns, no. 272; “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Does the Journey Seem Long?” Hymns, no. 127, arr. Wilberg, unpublished (Shane Warby, soloist); “Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249; “If the Savior Stood Beside Me,” CSMP by Sally DeFord, arr. Cardon, unpublished; “If the Way Be Full of Trial, Weary Not,” Songs of Zion (1912), no. 158, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Sunday Afternoon, October 7, 2012, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Octaviano Tenorio. Benediction: Elder Larry W. Gibbons. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “The Day Dawn Is Breaking,” Hymns, no. 52, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Did You Think to Pray?” Hymns, no. 140, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King,” Hymns, no. 66; “God Be with You Till We Meet Again,” Hymns, no. 152, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Saturday Evening, September 29, 2012, General Relief Society Meeting

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Linda K. Burton. Invocation: Maria Torres. Benediction: Melinda Barrow. Music by a choir of young single adult sisters from the Salt Lake Bonneville, Salt Lake Holladay, and Murray Utah YSA Stakes; Emily Wadley, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; medley of “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34, and “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 78, arr. Sally DeFord, unpublished; “I Stand All Amazed,” Hymns, no. 193; “I Need Thee Every Hour,” Hymns, no. 98, arr. Beebe, pub. Larice.

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    On the Cover

    Front: Photograph by Derek Israelsen.

    Back: Photograph by Leslie Nilsson.

    Conference Photography

    Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Cody Bell, Leslie Nilsson, Weston Colton, Sarah Jenson, Derek Israelsen, Scott Davis, Kristy Jordan, Randy Collier, Lloyd Eldredge, and Cara Call; in Botswana by John Huntsman; in Brazil by Francisco Flávio Dias Carneiro; in Estonia by Amanda Robinson; in Greece by David L. Mower; in Italy by Christopher Dean; in Mexico by Carlos Israel Gutierrez Robles; in Mozambique by Daniel Osborn; in Poland by Lois Jensen; in Scotland by John J. Graham; in Spain by Antoni García Corrius; and in Taiwan by Danny Chan La.