SALT LAKE CITY—A youth devotional featuring Bishop H. David Burton, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held on Wednesday, 3 November 2004, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Music for the devotional will be provided by the BYU musical group Vocal Point.
Tickets are required and can be obtained free of charge from the Conference Center ticket office at 801-240-0080.
Bishop Burton was called as Presiding Bishop in December, 1995. He previously served for three years as the first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric and fourteen years as secretary to the Presiding Bishopric.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan. A native of Salt Lake City, Bishop Burton and his wife, Barbara Matheson Burton, are the parents of five children.
Joining Bishop Burton is Brigham Young University’s a cappella group Vocal Point. Vocal Point was founded in the tradition of college glee clubs, but the group propels a cappella music far beyond its traditional bounds. The nine members of Vocal Point combine rich vocal talent with clever arrangements and staging in an electrifying concert program.
As one of BYU’s newest musical ensembles, Vocal Point has established itself as one of the most popular singing groups on campus. It has also won a strong following from its performances and workshops throughout the western United States.
Upcoming devotionals for youth are planned throughout 2005. Each devotional will last approximately one hour, making them ideal for Young Men, Young Women or Mutual activities. Programs will feature a prominent speaker selected from the General Authorities or general officers of the Church, accompanied by youth-oriented Latter-day Saint musicians. Tickets are required for all devotionals and can be obtained free of charge from the Conference Center ticket office at 801-240-0080 or online at www.lds.org/events.