The Mormon Tabernacle Choir didn't miss out on the Star Wars excitement this weekend.
After "Music and the Spoken Word" on Sunday, the choir sang "Happy Birthday" to Rian Johnson, the director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which hit theaters this weekend.
Screenwriter Ted Griffin (“Ocean’s Eleven") shared the moment from the LDS Conference Center with the Star Wars director via FaceTime. Griffin is married to Sutton Foster, who was the guest soloist for the choir's Christmas concert and who performed during "Music and the Spoken Word."
Steve Kuykendall, who attending the Sunday broadcast, shared a video of the moment on Facebook.Comment on this story
Griffin tweeted out his video. Johnson, who turned 44 on Sunday, also shared Griffin’s tweet and video.
“This is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I have no idea how he pulled this off, but I highly recommend everyone have a friend in their life like Ted Griffin,” Johnson wrote in his tweet.
The director had a rather exciting weekend. “The Last Jedi” debuted at No. 1 at the box office, earning an estimated $220 million, according to CNN. The film received mixed reviews from fans, but high reviews from critics.