By Robert Walsh Mormon Times Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008
Scott Osmond and his brothers are starting to feel a lot like Christmas.
Osmond, along with Michael, Nathan, Doug, David, John and Tyler, will perform Nov. 29 in the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City for their second annual "A Family Christmas With the Osmonds 2nd Generation" show.
"We all make sure we're in Utah at Christmas time," Scott Osmond said in a telephone interview. "We love to get together to harmonize."
So the group, known as 2ndG, will make that harmony at a Christmas concert that will benefit the MORE Project, dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and families in Brazil. About 75 percent of the ticket sales will go to the project, Osmond said.
Alan Osmond's eight sons have grown up performing in a variety of venues, including the touring company of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." They have also performed in Branson, Mo., for several years and done national and world tours.
The eighth member of 2ndG, Alex, is currently serving a Mormon mission in Georgia. His six older brothers have also served missions -- Michael in Denmark, Nathan in Chile, Doug in South Africa, David in Spain, Scott in Paraguay and John in Brazil. The youngest brother, Tyler, 18, is getting ready for a mission, Scott Osmond said. All eight brothers are Eagle Scouts, Osmond added, and he's currently a Scoutmaster.
The concert will feature music from several genres, with some barbershop, some a cappella and some more up-tempo songs.
Tickets, which cost from $17 to $29.50, are available through the band's Web site, www.osmond.com/2ndG/ and www.arttix.org.
"We decided at the last minute to do the concert again," Osmond said. "We hope to create a tradition."