As part of Salt Lake City’s First Night 2005, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host A Great and Marvelous Work, a musical concert for the young and the young at heart to be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on New Year’s Eve.

From 9 until 11:30 p.m. on 31 December 2004, guests can enjoy featured local artists including Cherie Call, Jon Schmidt, Jessie Clark Funk and musical groups Colors, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Providence and Voice Male. 

These well-known local performers have earned numerous recognitions of their talents.

Cherie Call has recorded five albums and received four 2002 Pearl Awards. 

Jon Schmidt, whose six albums have received awards and national radio coverage, mixes his classical piano training with contemporary music. 

Jessie Clark Funk started performing at age 15 and has won three Pearl Awards. 

Nationally recognized Colors performed at the 2002 Olympic Medals Plaza and has toured overseas. 

Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band are recognized for both songwriting and their blending of rock, country, folk, bluegrass, jazz and pop. 

The four talented women of Providence debuted their first album this year, which combines a contemporary sound with messages of hope, grace and faith.  

The high-energy concerts of Voice Male have impressed thousands, including more than 2,500 in the Brigham Young Heritage Park this past summer.        

Tickets are required and can be obtained for no charge from the Conference Center ticket office at 801-240-0080 or on-line at www.lds.org/events beginning 30 November at 10 a.m. 

Tabernacle doors will open one hour before the concert begins at 9 p.m. on 31 December 2004.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Salt Lake City’s annual First Night celebration will feature numerous activities at various locations around the city including art exhibits, performances and dances. A spectacular fireworks finale at the Gallivan Center will ring in the New Year at midnight.