On behalf of the Washington, DC Temple Visitors’ Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you are invited to a special event on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.: An evening of music and inspirational words from famed singer, song writer, director and producer Michael McLean. This program, like all others at the Washington, DC Temple Visitors’ Center, is free and open to the public, so, please bring your friends and family with you for this very special evening.

Michael McLean is the writer, producer and director of such favorite films as “Mr. Krueger”s Christmas”, with Jimmy Stewart, and “Nora”s Christmas Gift”, starring Celeste Holm. Other well-known works, include the videos, “Our Heavenly Father”s Plan”, “Together Forever”, “A Labor of Love”, “What Is Real?” and “The Prodigal Son”.

Joining Michael McLean will be local favorite, coloratura soprano Julie Duerichen, who recently sang at the “Honoring Father” fireside in June with Pastor Wintley Phipps and Senator Orrin Hatch. Brought into the Church through Brother McLean’s music, she will both introduce him and perform with him.

We anticipate heavy turnout for this event and encourage you to arrive early as seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed. In anticipation of a large crowd, we are making preparations for a closed-circuit broadcast of the fireside into other theaters within the Visitors’ Center and also will provide translation in Spanish and in Chinese.

Incidentally, prelude music begins at 6:50 pm with The Lewis Strings, a professional stringed instrument group comprised of members of the Church from southeastern Pennsylvania.

Michael McLean has written music and lyrics for twenty-one albums, most of which have been released by Deseret Book. They include “Stay with Me”, “You”re Not Alone”, “Celebrating the Light”, “A New Kind of Love Song”, “One Heart in the Right Place”, “You”ve Always Been There for Me”, “Father and Son”, and the best-selling “The Forgotten Carols”.

Michael McLean also has written and directed films for Bonneville International, where he was active in the creation of the award-winning “Homefront” television commercial series for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his seventeen years with Bonneville, Michael McLean received the prestigious Cleo Award and Addy award as well as the Bronze Lion at the Cannes Film Festival.

His latest album from Shadow Mountain/Deseret Book is “Michael Sings McLean”, the first recording on which he sings. It is from this album that the evenings’ theme, “Hold On–The Light Will Come” derives.

Incidentally, Michael McLean and his wife, Lynn, have three children. They live in Heber City, Utah.