'Recibid al Rey' rehearsal, performance canceled for Friday, Dec. 5

The Friday, Dec. 5, performance of "Recibid al Rey" in the Tabernacle on Temple Square has been canceled. However, scheduled performances at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, will still go as planned.

All ticket holders for Friday's canceled show are invited to attend the Saturday evening performance.

Friday's show was canceled because of the funeral services for LDS Church Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin and the fact that a different stage for "Recibid" cannot be set up in time.

Thursday's dress rehearsal of "Recibid" also has been canceled.

Funeral Arrangements for Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Funeral services for Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, 5 December 2008, at 12 noon. The funeral will be open to the public.

The Temple Square gates will open at 7 a.m. Tabernacle doors will open at 11 a.m. Those wishing to attend should be in their seats by 11:30 a.m. Overflow seating will be available in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square and in the Conference Center.

The funeral services will be broadcast live on KSL, BYU-TV and

A private burial service will take place at a local Salt Lake City cemetery following the funeral.

There will be no public viewing, but expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to Church headquarters at 47 East South Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150.

In lieu of flowers, Elder Wirthlin’s family has suggested that contributions be made to the Church’s Humanitarian Center or the Perpetual Education Fund. Donations can be made at or

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