Student collaboration shares nondenominational Christmas message
For a second year in a row, nondenominational, interfaith group Faith Counts invited BYU to collaborate on its annual Christmas video.
This year’s video features BYU’s premiere a cappella groups Vocal Point and Noteworthy singing “Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful” at the Jerusalem set in Goshen, Utah.
"I enjoyed being a part of the video and it meant a lot to me,” said Noteworthy member Alyssa Flake. “Being on the set that I had seen in Church bible videos made me feel close and connected to the events that took place in Bethlehem.”
Though the video features Vocal Point and Noteworthy, behind the scenes BYU students were involved in every step of the creative process. The project was coordinated and organized at BYU through the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration, which relies on the talents of BYU students from the Media Arts, Communications, Design, and Music departments.
Last Christmas, the group created a video commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the World War I Christmas Truce.
"The rather unique partnership we have with BYU has resulted in some of the best, original content that Faith Counts has produced to date,” said Faith Counts spokesperson Kerry Troup. “The level of quality and substance of the message in each of their films is absolutely tremendous."
In addition to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, other Faith Counts partners include the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), Hillel International (Jewish student organization) and Franciscan University of Steubenville.