More than 230 Montreal, Canada, Latter-day Saints formed a flash mob singing carols of the season in French at the mall Complexe Desjardins.

“We wanted to send a special Christmas message of goodwill to the people of our beautiful city!” said Marie-Frédérique Carter, one of the event organizers.

Professional opera singer and Latter-day Saint soprano Marianne Lambert was the flash mob lead singer. She said she accepted the opportunity immediately to sing with the group.

“We all had the same desire to share the true meaning of Christmas,” explained Lambert. “Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Savior. I believe it is important to serve each other, truly loving our fellow men, not only the ones that are nice to us but also the ones that might have hurt us. We need to follow Jesus Christ’s footsteps.”

Shoppers stopped and listened to the nearly six-minute flash mob and expressed gratitude for the Christmas music. “It is exactly what I need to hear,” commented one person. “This gift of music is lovely,” said another.

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