The music and spoken words were exactly on point for the theme of "Love Thy Neighbor." I was tearing up, honestly full on weeping, throughout the entire concert. I actually could have used some comic relief.
They created a special video on the topic of "Love Thy Neighbor" with a new song and ideas for how to go about serving others in the Savior's way:
"I Would Be True" YouTube video.
We were invited to share it via our phones at a certain point in the concert. The only problem was that I think we overloaded the internet connection. Many people around me couldn't get a connection let alone a download. But we enjoyed the live music.
And, not to nit pick, but there were some things that were conspicuously absent from last night's concert. No Rick Elliott doing a show stopping organ piece. No Lloyd Newell. And no section of stunning classical choral masterworks. I really missed those usually expected elements.
I hope future concerts will have more bells and whistles. While I enjoyed the concert, it was all on one emotional thread, hence the weeping. What I have come to expect from actually attending a Tabernacle Choir Concert in person didn't really happen. All was very introspective. I had hoped for more color, good humor, excitement and hope and joy and motivation! (And dancers! I love seeing dancers at the concert! That's what makes coming to a live concert in the Conference Center so amazing and VERY different from watching the concert on television!)