Music is a way to express devotion to the Lord with both power and beauty. It can unite hearts, minds and souls in common purpose.
That was evident Friday night at the annual Church Relief Society Music Festival, held at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.
The event featured songs and arrangements by women, selected through the annual Church Music Submission process. "These are songs written by women for their Relief Society sisters all over the world," said Diane Bastian, a member of the church's General Music Committee and in charge of the concert. The festival, she says, celebrates the contribution of creative people, and gives them an opportunity to hear their works performed.