Thousands enjoy and remember British Pageant

Thousands enjoy and remember British Pageant

News Release

On 12 August 2017, over 300 performers took their final bow at the conclusion of the thirteenth performance of the British Pageant.

The British Pageant is a musical experience that tells the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in the UK and Ireland.  Returning to the United Kingdom four years after its first production in 2013, the Pageant attracted audiences from around the world.

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“We’ve had a wonderful two weeks in the Pageant. We’ve been blessed with over 15,000 visitors. They’ve travelled from all parts of the world. We’ve had visitors from Peru, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, and I could go on.  And, of course, from all over Great Britain,” said Pageant president Peter Trebilcock. 

 

Among the Pageant’s special guests were Church leaders, six Members of Parliament, interfaith leaders, mayors, councillors and prominent individuals from the music industry.

Over 700 volunteers came from all over the country and across the world to make this two-week production possible.  As well as hundreds of performers, there were just as many other volunteers working behind the scenes to keep guests entertained, safe and sheltered.

“We’ve come together, we’ve worked hard, we’ve sung together, we’ve danced together, we’ve cried together and we have celebrated together.  The fruits of our labours have been rich.  It’s been a joyous journey, an exhausting journey, but abundantly worth it as participants and audiences have felt closer to God’s love,” said Alexandra Johns, the Pageant director.

For the volunteers, performers and those who travelled to watch the Pageant, the experience will not soon be forgotten.  Pictures and music from the British Pageant can be downloaded for free at ldsbritishpageant.org

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