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Religious concert given

BELGRADE, Serbia — A classical concert of religious music and carols, organized by LDS Charities missionaries here, drew some 270 people to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra Hall on Dec. 27. The concert, with the audience some 97 percent non-LDS, featured renowned pianist Gorjana Zekic, a doctoral student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., whose mother joined the Church here in January 2005.

A highlight of the evening was when six elders sang two songs, "A Child's Prayer" and "Silent Night" in Serbian.
A highlight of the evening was when six elders sang two songs, "A Child's Prayer" and "Silent Night" in Serbian. Photo: Photos courtesy LDS Charities

Many attendees were members of various ministries, embassy personnel and people who have cooperated with LDS Charities. Elder C. Lynn Fife, country director of LDS Charities, and his wife, Sister Geniel Fife, organized the event, calling on 25 years experience producing concerts in Vermont at the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial.

A highlight of the evening was when Ms. Zekic called up six elders to sing two songs, "A Child's Prayer" and "Silent Night" in Serbian. There were few dry eyes in the audience. After the concert, more than 20 people asked missionaries to tell them more about the Church.

Bojan Stojanovic performs a classical guitar selection.
Bojan Stojanovic performs a classical guitar selection. Photo: Photos courtesy LDS Charities

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