The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra: “He Is Risen: A Sacred Easter Presentation”

Contributed By The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

  • April 20, 2019
Date
April 20, 2019
Location
Salt Lake City or Broadcast via Online Streaming

Members of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square perform George Frideric Handel’s "Messiah" at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Photo by Jacob Wiegand, Deseret News.

Article Highlights

  • Watch the live stream of the concert on Saturday, April 20.

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 April 19 and April 20.

Here are three ways you can participate:

  • Attend the concert on Temple Square on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Legacy Theater, and the Conference Center Theater.
  • Watch the live 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, Choir’s website thetabernaclechoir.org; the Choir's YouTube channel; and on the Choir’s Facebook page.  The concert will also be posted 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.

Program

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.

Tickets

Tickets for the concerts will be available on Tuesday, March 26, at 9:00 a.m. at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events of by calling 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll free 1-866-637-8457.

Tickets will be available for three locations on Temple Square:

  • Salt Lake Tabernacle (Live concert)
  • Joseph Smith Building Legacy Theater (Premium Simulcast)
  • Conference Center Theater (Closed Circuit Simulcast)

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.

The Performers

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.