On Sunday, 6 December 2015, at 5 p.m. MDT, BYUtv presented “In Performance: Christmas under the Stars” with special guest artists Gentri and Lexi Mae Walker. The program aired before the broadcast of the 2015 First Presidency‘s Christmas Devotional of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Filmed on site at an old Jerusalem replica set, Gentri and Lexi graced the audience with Christmas songs celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and the holiday season. Casey Elliott of Gentri commented, “I think music communicates more effectively than words.” And, Brad Robins remarked, “When you’re on stage you have an influence that you don’t have just with spoken word.”
Lexi Mae Walker is only 13-years-old, but she has already graced the stage of Good Morning America, America’s Got Talent, and the Queen Latifah Show. In her brief time in the music business, she has had the privilege of performing with Alex Boyé, The Piano Guys, Lindsey Stirling, David Archuleta, and Kristen Chenoweth. She sang beautiful holiday classics as only she could perform them. She commented, “I hope they remember the message that we’re giving about Jesus Christ. Throughout the whole season, there’s that underlying feeling of being more loved, and just feeling that the best is brought out in you and in everyone else.”
Gentri – The Gentlemen’s Trio, established in June 2014, is comprised of Brad Robins, Casey Elliott, and Bradley Quinn Lever. The members of the trio are distinguished tenors. According to their official website, their music can be described “only as ‘Cinematic Pop,’ a fusion of lush, epic orchestrations coupled with rich, dynamic three-part harmonies.”
Lexi Mae Walker may only be 13-years-old, but she is definitely not a stranger to the stage and the music industry. She has been singing professionally since she was a little girl, and is perhaps best known as a soloist with the One Voice Children’s Choir out of Salt Lake City.