2022 Concert: Witnesses of Christmas | Symbols of Christ 

Hosted from the Charles Dickens Museum in London and the ancient amphitheatre in Mérida, Spain, this event will be streamed here on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 17:00 GMT and will be available to watch throughout this Christmas season. 

Enjoy an extraordinary musical celebration 'Witnesses of Christmas: Symbols of Christ'. European artists highlight the sacred meanings of our holiday traditions and perform Christmas carols.

Witnesses of Christmas – Symbols of Christ, an hour-long musical Christmas concert featuring ten performances by popular European performers, will be presented all across Europe by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on 11 December 2022, at 5pm GMT. The presentation will focus on traditional Christmas symbols, like the star, tree, bell, gifts, etc. and their connection to Jesus Christ. 

Elder Massimo De Feo, the faith’s Central Europe Area leader, said, “We invite everyone to enjoy this beautiful Christmas concert, and to share it with family, friends, and neighbours.  It will entertain, it will gladden hearts and uplift spirits.  It will gently remind us that the symbols of Christmas point us to love, charity and peace, and to the ultimate source of those virtues – the Lord Jesus Christ.”

All the participants in this year’s edition of the concert originate from Europe.

Filmed in the Charles Dickens Museum in London and the Roman Theatre of Merida in Spain, the concert features performances in several musical genres by twelve European artists: Ruth Lorenzo (Spain), the Herreys (Sweden), Salome Moana (Switzerland), Naura (Spain), Igor & Vesna Gruppman (Ukraine), Alex Sharpe (Ireland), Jack and Marta Tyndale (UK and Spain) and Wolfgang and Constanze Gebauer (Germany).  Narrator is Savannah Stevenson (UK). 

All the performers donated their time and talents to the production free of charge, as did the ten performers in the ensemble that accompanied them.  Elder Hans T. Boom, president of the Europe North Area of the Church said that “this unique concert is a gift of love to all of Europe from the heart of every performer in it. I think viewers will feel that.”

Savannah Stevenson, from the UK, narrates this year’s Witnesses of Christmas concert from the Charles Dickens Museum, in London, United Kingdom.
Savannah Stevenson, from the UK, narrates this year’s Witnesses of Christmas concert from the Charles Dickens Museum, in London, United Kingdom.

The programme is narrated in English and will be available in 31 languages with either voiceover or subtitles, including Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Georgian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Maltese, Macedonian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish and Ukrainian.

Boom added, “This is the second year the Church of Jesus Christ in Europe has produced a beautiful Christmas concert, but the all-European talent roster in this year’s programme is very important to us – these are our neighbours and friends sharing “their talents and faith.”

Concert Format and How to Watch

The concert is filmed in English and will be presented in 31 languages. It will be available on the official church channels, including: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/uk/lighttheworld, the Church Country Page website, YouTube and Facebook from Sunday, 11 December 2022 at 5 PM, GMT until middle of January 2023.

Along with the programme, there will be activities for children and their families, found on https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/uk/lighttheworld,

Further material including a Christmas service calendar, posters, pass-along cards and promotional videos will soon be available on https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/uk/lighttheworld

West End singer and actress Savannah Stevenson invites everyone to the special Christmas concert coming on December 11th 2022
Alex Sharpe invites us to join her in December for a Christmas concert to remember with hope and joy the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.