Thursday, December 15, 2011

2011 Chirstmas Pageant

The Taibei 7th Ward has staged an outdoor Christmas Pageant for the last eleven years. Sister Hahn and Elder Hahn sang in the Pageant Choir last year and this year. These two years it has been held right beside the temple. This year we gave three performances, two on Saturday 10 December, and one on Sunday 11 December at 7 PM.

The Set
All week it had rained every day, and many were wondering what we would do if it rained those nights. There were no alternate plans. A lot of prayers were said. There was heavy mist each night, but the show went on.

Chinese Choir
They sang as people were gathering.

The Narrators - Sis Chiles
They told the Christmas Story by reading from the scriptures, first in English and then in Chinese.

Philippine Choir
It was announced that a Philippine Choir would sing. We have a lot of Philippine brothers and sisters attending the English-speaking 7th Ward.



Townspeople milling around Bethlehem

Elder Calvert

Children's Choir

Pageant Choir - Elder Hahn

President Horner

Pageant Choir

Roman Soldiers

Mary in Spotlight
entering on "donkey"

arriving on a little horse

Joseph Asking for a Room
There were no speaking parts - just music and narration.

Joseph and Mary going to the Stable

Pageant Choir

Pageant Choir Director



Missionary Choir

Sis Calvert - Missionary Choir Director


Two more Wisemen

The Three Wisemen
Photos by Vivian Pan - organ student


  1. That is amazing! What a neat tradition! I'm sure it blesses the lives of the performers and the community to have such a wonderful event to remind them of the Savior.

  2. That is really neat! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Impressive! Do they keep the costumes from year to year or have to go collecting when the time comes? (:

  4. They keep the costumes in a plastic bag with a number and the size from year to year. Mine had four pieces of cloth, no hemming, and you "design" your own outfit -- headpiece, neck shawl, girdle, sash, whatever. My "robe" was like a hospital gown. After the performance you take it home to wash and then return in the plastic bag for next year.

  5. Cool pictures! Great costumes! I like the idea of no speaking parts. I think that works really well. You look great in your costume Dad! : ) Thanks for the pictures!