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This week’s UTubers celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving and life. While BYU’s Vocal Point and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir released videos just in time for Halloween, members of One Voice Children’s Choir performed a new children’s song written by Shawna Edwards in advance of Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Gentri’s new music video captivatingly tells a husband and wife’s love story after the husband’s death.

Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott performed a spooky version of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Toccata in D Minor” with the Salt Lake Tabernacle pipe organ.

“The piece is recognizable to most and has been featured in many films, including: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Black Cat (1934), Disney’s Fantasia (1940), Sunset Boulevard (1950), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), The Phantom of the Opera (1962), and The Great Race (1965),” the video’s description explained.

BYU a cappella group Vocal Point performed several Halloween favorites in under a minute in a new video posted on its Facebook page. In the middle of many recognizable Halloween songs, the group begins to sing Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” a song that though cringe-worthy is not a traditional Halloween number. The group justifies its inclusion by saying “that creeps me out.”

https://www.facebook.com/BYUVocalPoint/videos/10154737489602130/

In its latest video, Gentri performs a song from its “Rise” album titled, “Home.” The music video tells the story of a widow who finds a letter written to her by her husband after his death.

“Have you ever wondered what a loved one would say if they could write you a letter from the other side? We like to think it would be a message of beauty, peace and hope that you’d one day be united again,” the video’s description reads. “‘Home’ is about the hope and peace that comes from knowing that our deepest relationships in this life will have no end in the eternities.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnOcWHSlzJs

Shawna Edwards’ song “Miracle” has been sung by Primary children from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world. Now, she has released a new song, “Thankful,” in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Sung by the members of the One Voice Children’s Choir and friends, under the direction of Masa Fukuda, the song sings of blessings God has given.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wvOSb85x2Y



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