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In the eastern Mexican city of Monterrey, Georgina Montemayor Wong has spent weeks preparing her voice with digital recordings and virtual practice sessions in what she describes as a dream come true.

“It’s just … it’s a dream come true. It’s just like — wow!” expressed Montemayor Wong.

Like Montemayor Wong, nine other Latter-day Saints in several countries have been practicing since December 2022, when they received news of their selection for a new pilot program launched by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

For the first time in its 175-year history, participants living outside the United States will join the Choir during the upcoming 193rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“I still can’t believe that I’m going to sing with the Choir,” said Montemayor Wong. “We know it’s impossible for those of us who do not live there. So it’s only a dream very, very far away, like you cannot even think about it.”

The Choir, consisting of members of the Church of Jesus Christ, has recently broadened its mission to reach a global audience, said Choir President Michael O. Leavitt, who describes the pilot program as a natural progression in the Choir’s growth.

“The entire Church celebrates Christ. We not only speak His words, but we sing his praises,” said President Leavitt.

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