The Choir and Orchestra Present “He Is Risen: A Sacred Easter Presentation”
The Tabernacle Choir, the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Bells on Temple Square, and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble will present “He Is Risen: A Sacred Easter Presentation” on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.
· Tickets will be available for the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Legacy Theater, and the Conference Center Theater.
· The concert will be live streamed in English on Saturday, April 20, from the Choir’s website (thetabernaclechoir.org), on YouTube (YouTube.com/thetabernaclechoirattemplesquare), and on the Choir’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/thetabernaclechoir).
The music for “He Is Risen: A Sacred Easter Presentation” will focus on the joy, hope, and promise the Resurrection of the Savior, Jesus Christ, brings to the world for those who follow Him.
Beginning with Mack Wilberg’s arrangements of “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” and “That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright,” the program moves to the hymn “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” and readings from the New Testament accounts of the Resurrection. Using Wilberg’s edition of “Unfold Ye Portals,” from Gounod’s The Redemption and Ryan Murphy’s arrangement of “In the Garden” followed by Wilberg’s “He Is Risen,” the music celebrates the Savior’s triumphant Resurrection. The program next explores the promise of the Resurrection with former Tabernacle organist Robert Cundick’s “And What Is It We Shall Hope For?” from The Redeemer and Wilberg’s “Tree of Life,” the title track from the 2018 CD by the Choir and Orchestra. The concert ends with Wilberg’s arrangement of “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” found on the Choir’s latest CD, Let Us All Press On, and “Worthy Is The Lamb” from Handel’s Messiah as the benediction.
Tickets for the concerts will be available on Tuesday, March 26, at 9:00 a.m. at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll free 1-866-637-8457.
Admission is open to those eight years and older. Tickets for the concerts are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Each patron may request up to four tickets. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to join the standby line by the flagpole on Temple Square for last-minute seating, which is often available.
Composed of 360 volunteer voices, The Tabernacle Choir serves as a musical ambassador for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Orchestra at Temple Square, a 150-member, all-volunteer symphony orchestra was organized in 1999 to perform orchestral works and accompany the musical ensembles of the Tabernacle Choir organization. The Bells on Temple Square is a 32-member, all-volunteer group organized in 2005 as part of the Tabernacle Choir organization. The Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble—performing with their signature herald trumpets—are musicians from the Salt Lake community who performed with the Choir and Orchestra for the 2017 and 2018 Christmas concerts.