Easter Music from The Tabernacle Choir
Easter is a time when Christians come together to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. For many, Easter music is the best vehicle to express the hope and peace that come with the knowledge of the empty tomb. For this reason, Easter music is popular in chapels around the world.
Easter choir music has always had a place in celebration of the holiday. Handel’s Messiah,for example, is often associated with Christmas; however, it was originally an Easter offering when it debuted in the Musick Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. Today, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues that tradition by performing Easter songs throughout the season. Recently, the Choir released an album, He Is Risen, full of songs about Easter.
George Frideric Handel sequestered himself in his home for just over three weeks to complete the 260-page oratorio. He titled the massive work Messiah. Without question, this brilliant masterpiece has been enshrined in the hearts of listeners from Handel’s time to our own. Read More »
He Is Risen Music Video
2013 Music and the Spoken Word Easter Special
Beloved religious leader Gordon B. Hinckley said: “There is nothing more universal than death, and nothing brighter with hope and faith than the assurance of immortality. . . . What meaning would life have without the reality of immortality?”
When we feel discouraged, when life seems bleak and gloomy, we can remember the One who declared, “I am the resurrection, and the life” (John 11:25). On that first Easter morning long ago, the promise of new hope and everlasting life filled an empty tomb: “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said” (Matthew 28:6). Watch Now »
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain