Ogden interfaith concert brings community together for song, worship

Thursday , October 05, 2017 - 3:12 PM

JANAE FRANCIS, Standard-Examiner staff

OGDEN — More than 1,600 attended “A Celebration of Faith Through Music,” an interfaith concert presented by leaders from multiple faith communities Sunday, Sept. 24. 

Musicians of nine faiths — including Baptists, Buddhists and more — performed vocal and instrumental songs at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Tabernacle in Ogden. There were bell choirs, Taiko drummers, organ solos, flautists and more, a news release from LDS Public Affairs of Northern Utah says.

More than 30 pastors and religious leaders — as well as city leaders — were in attendance as well, the release says. The lineup included members of faith communities around the area, from Logan to Utah County, said Bonnie King, a member of the Utah Weber Public Affairs Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Eclipse 6, an a cappella group from Utah, served as the event’s master of ceremonies. The group’s members said it was a powerful to see multiple faiths sharing their beliefs and inspiring those in attendance, the release says.

 

“When faiths have come together it does not matter where or who you are, only that we are all God's children and we come together to serve God and to give God glory," said Anthony Lamont Carpenter, a Calvary Baptist Church vocalist at the event.

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Organizers said one highlight of the evening was the Ogden Buddhist Church’Taiko Drummers.

The night ended with Eclipse 6 singing, "Let There Be Peace on Earth," followed by the audience joining in.

“The purpose of the interfaith community is to create love, kindness and respect throughout, bringing members of all faiths together in their belief and love of Jesus Christ,” the news release says.

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