2017 Interfaith Concert

The 2017 Interfaith Concert performers in Ogden.

Special to the Standard-Examiner

The public is invited to the free Ogden Interfaith Concert on at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ogden Tabernacle, 2145 Washington Blvd. The event will bring congregations from across northern Utah together for one common cause – celebrating faith through music. The concert is open to everyone and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m., until the tabernacle is filled.

The Sunday evening concert highlights Grammy nominated and Billboard #1 performing and recording artist Jenny Oaks-Baker & Family Four. She will be joined by Clay Christiansen, Mormon Tabernacle Choir Organist-Emeritus, and Reverend Monica Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Ogden who will perform a piece she wrote for this concert.

Also performing are Hill Air Force Base Inspirational Gospel Choir, First Presbyterian Church of Logan’s Westminster Bell Choir, the Thai Buddhist Dancers of Utah, Lux Singers Interfaith choir and Robert Stephens, music minister at Embry AME Church of Ogden.

This is the first time Oaks-Baker has performed in the concert and recently said, “My family and I are thrilled to perform on this upcoming Interfaith concert! It is so incredible to join with so many performers of different faiths to sing and shout praises to God! What a unifying and powerful event!”

Reverend Hall, a native Texan who landed in Utah a few years ago to serve as the pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, said, “The Interfaith Concert is a time for the community of Ogden to come together and listen. We join as a chorus of humanity to be inspired and moved by what unites us as people of faith. It is an event to celebrate what makes Ogden City an incredible place to see faith alive. Come be a part of it all.”

The event is organized by the Weber North Public Affairs Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Interfaith Works of Ogden, an ecumenical group of religious leaders from the area. This year, the interfaith community will collaborate with Ogden City’s “A Day of Caring,” – a community service day that takes place Sept. 29. One hundred volunteers will receive tickets for early admission to the concert, courtesy of JustServe.

Audience members are invited to bring non-perishable food items that will be collected and distributed to needy families by Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah.

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