Our stake really enjoys singing and dancing (you can probably make that all of Fiji loves singing and dancing). They sing without accompaniment and the men really sing out, it’s pretty amazing.
They bus the members in so they can attend the different activities. The stake priesthood musical was scheduled to start at 7pm, and in reality it started around 7:30pm (which is Fiji time).
We have nine wards and each was assigned to have a trio,a quartet and then the entire priesthood were to sing one song each. They drew names and sang in the order of the drawing which was Lami 1st, Samabula 1st (our ward), Lami 2nd, Wailoku, Samabula 2nd, Tamavua 1st, Tamavua 2nd, Navua, and Tacirua. It was a great evening of listening to people that love to sing.
The only problem is the people get really loud and it went until 9pm and then there was a dance following. When we came home our security guard had a chair sitting out in the middle of the drive strip and he had been listening to the music and wanted to know who it was. We told him it was our church and the men had a concert and weren’t they good. He readily agreed. It was a long night, but it still was a great evening of men and boys singing.
And that is another thing, all the young boys came dressed in their white shirts and ties and sang their little hearts out along with the older men. It was pretty amazing to see. One of the quartets was 3 older men and one young man of about 12 that sang about as loud and as well as I have ever heard anyone sing. Love the men’s voices here.