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.”
- Watch the stream on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. The stream will be available in English on Saturday, April 20 from the ChurchOfJesusChrist.org website, the Choir’s website thetabernaclechoir.org; the Choir's YouTube channel; and on the Choir’s Facebook page. The concert will also be posted here and on YouTube for later viewing.
- Watch on BYUtv on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. BYUtv is available on cable systems including Dish and DirecTV, over the air in Utah, and via the internet at byutv.org.
- Attend the concert on Temple Square on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the 2019 Easter Concert have all been distributed. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to join the standby line by the flagpole on Temple Square for last-minute seating, which is often available.
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 arrangement of “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.
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.