On the sweetness of Mormon life.
Recipe for the Best Stake Choir Program ever:
Divide one stake two months before Christmas.
Release the old stake choir director.
Neglect to call a new stake choir director until the last of November.
Call up each ward choir director and tell him that the stake choir is in shambles and the program this year will be his choir and the other ward choirs each performing one piece from their ward choir program.
Have the word get around that the stake choir program is in shambles, so lots of volunteers come out of the woodworks with music they’ve been wanting to perform but have never been asked to.
Have more than half the stake show up, but refuse to open the overflow into the gym.
Conspire to make normal Mormon congregational music mediocre, so that spirited singing will stand out by contrast.
Have a congregation who are having some personal problems and worries, mainly economic.
Open with a prayer for the Spirit.