Summary for the 183rd Semiannual General Conference
    Footnotes

    “Summary for the 183rd Semiannual General Conference,” Ensign, Nov. 2013, 2–3

    Summary for the 183rd Semiannual General Conference

    Saturday Morning, October 5, 2013, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Kent F. Richards. Benediction: Matthew O. Richardson. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “How Wondrous and Great,” Hymns, no. 267; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling,” Hymns, no. 7, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “There Is Sunshine in My Soul,” Hymns, no. 227; “Keep the Commandments,” Children’s Songbook, 146, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Come, Ye Thankful People,” Hymns, no. 94, arr. Wilberg, pub. Oxford.

    Saturday Afternoon, October 5, 2013, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Paul V. Johnson. Benediction: Carol F. McConkie. Music by a family choir from stakes in Roy, Kanesville, Hooper, and West Haven, Utah; Jane Fjeldsted, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “On This Day of Joy and Gladness,” Hymns, no. 64, arr. Fjeldsted/Margetts, unpublished; “I Know That My Savior Loves Me,” 2010 Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation, by Bell and Creamer, arr. Fjeldsted/Margetts, unpublished; “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “Love at Home,” Hymns, no. 294, arr. Fjeldsted/Margetts, unpublished.

    Saturday Evening, October 5, 2013, Priesthood Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Paul E. Koelliker. Benediction: Elder Walter F. González. Music by an Aaronic Priesthood choir from stakes in Murray, Utah; Kelly DeHaan, director; Richard Elliott, organist: “Sing Praise to Him,” Hymns, no. 70, arr. Kempton, unpublished; “Like Ten Thousand Legions Marching,” Hymns, no. 253, arr. Elliott, unpublished; “Do What Is Right,” Hymns, no. 237; “God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand,” Hymns, no. 78, arr. Huff, unpublished.

    Sunday Morning, October 6, 2013, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Cheryl A. Esplin. Benediction: Elder Francisco J. Viñas. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Master, the Tempest Is Raging,” Hymns, no. 105, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” Hymns, no. 252; “O Divine Redeemer,” by Gounod; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Sunday Afternoon, October 6, 2013, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: David L. Beck. Benediction: Elder Claudio R. M. Costa. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “They, the Builders of the Nation,” Hymns, no. 36, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Jackman; “When He Comes Again,” Children’s Songbook, 82–83, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249; “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide,” Hymns, no. 165, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Saturday Evening, September 28, 2013, General Relief Society Meeting

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Linda K. Burton. Invocation: Laraine Swenson. Benediction: Ana De Agostini. Music by a Relief Society choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center; Emily Wadley, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Go Forth with Faith,” Hymns, no. 263; “As Sisters in Zion,” Hymns, no. 309, arr. Sally DeFord, unpublished; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, descant arr. Wadley, unpublished; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Lyon, pub. by Jackman.

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    On the Cover

    Front: Photograph by Cody Bell.

    Back: Photograph by Cody Bell.

    Conference Photography

    Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Welden C. Andersen, Cody Bell, Randy Collier, Weston Colton, Scott Davis, Craig Dimond, Lloyd Eldredge, Collin King, John Luke, Leslie Nilsson, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, and Byron Warner; in Arraiján, Panama, by Josué Peña; in Brasília, Brazil, by Tomé Siqueira; in Cavite, Philippines, by Danilo Soleta; in Colleyville, Texas, USA, by Mark Mabry; in Foz do Iguaçú, Brazil, by Lincoln Parmezan de Melo; in Guatemala City, Guatemala, by Don Searle; in Lima, Peru, by Stephanie Navarette; in London, England, by Preston Judy; in Lyon, France, by Carolyn Carter; in Panama City, Panama, by Josué Peña; in Rome, Italy, by Massimo Criscione; and in Santiago, Chile, by Cristian F. Castro Marin.