The Piano Guys, David Archuleta and guests host live #LightTheWorld YouTube event in New York


A group of LDS artists came together for a live YouTube concert as part of the #LightTheWorld campaign for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Piano Guys, David Archuleta, Nathan Pacheco, Lexi Mae Walker, Claire and Dave Crosby, Taylor Davis, Tiffany Alvord and Peter and Evelyn Hollens joined together to sing Christmas songs and answer questions about service.

Archuleta and Peter Hollens, who isn’t a member of the LDS Church, sang “Angels in the Realms of Glory,” which they originally sang together in 2014 as part of a collaboration that broke the world record for the largest live nativity scene.

Artist Lexi Mae Walker followed by singing “O Holy Night” to the tune of “Ave Maria.” Following the performance, online viewers asked Walker to answer the question, “If you could solve one world crisis, what would it be?”

“If I could solve one world crisis this Christmas it would be selfishness,” the 15-year-old singer said, “because I believe a lot of the world’s problems are caused by selfishness.”

Other performances included “Let There Be Peace On Earth” by five-year-old Claire Crosby and her father Dave Crosby, “I Saw Three Ships” by Jon Schmidt, “Mary, Did You Know?” by violinist Taylor Davis, “December Song” by Peter and Evelyn Hollens, “When Love Was Born” by Tiffany Alvord, “Carol of the Bells” by Steven Sharp Nelson and “The Prayer” by Nathan Pachecho and David Archuleta. The group closed by performing “Silent Night” together.

“Please go and serve others and light the world,” requested The Piano Guys’ Al van der Beek at the close of the performance.

The live concert was broadcast live from the YouTube Space in New York City.

Rebecca Lane

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