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The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells at Temple Square and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble are presenting a global online concert, “He Is Risen: A Special Easter Celebration.” The stream will be available around the world wherever the internet is available. It will be streamed in English as well as an additional 23 languages where translations are subtitled or overdubbed. The program focuses on the joy, hope and promise the Resurrection of the Savior, Jesus Christ, brings to God’s children throughout the world.
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 by young single adults from Africa, Latin America, the Philippines and the United States. A young man of Latin descent also speaks in American Sign Language (with a voice interpreter). The music celebrates the Savior’s triumphant Resurrection using Wilberg’s edition of “Unfold Ye Portals,” from French composer Charles Gounod’s “The Redemption” and Ryan Murphy’s arrangement of “In the Garden” followed by Wilberg’s arrangement of “He Is Risen.”
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 a 2018 Choir album by the Choir and Orchestra. The concert ends with Wilberg’s arrangement of “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” found on the Choir and Orchestra’s album “Let Us All Press On” and “Worthy Is the Lamb” from Handel’s Messiah as the benediction.
The internet stream begins on Palm Sunday, April 10, at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on the following websites, channels, and apps:
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