Fans of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will enjoy a new video recently posted online that celebrates the life and Resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter season. The video, featuring the choir singing He Is Risen, runs more than three minutes in length.
The video features the choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performing in the Tabernacle and includes portions of Church-produced Bible videos that portray Christ’s life. Release of the video coincides with the debut of the choir’s new He Is Risen CD, which includes a selection of songs commemorating the Easter story. The video can also be viewed on the Choir’s YouTube channel and website.
To further celebrate the Easter season, the choir and orchestra will perform Handel’s Messiah on 18-19 April 2014 at Temple Square to coincide with Good Friday. The tickets went quickly for the beloved oratorio, but there will be additional opportunities to hear the music from anywhere in the world.
The Choir will stream the performance live Friday, 18 April, beginning at 7:30 p.m. MDT at mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah. On-demand video will also be available after the concert on the choir’s website and YouTube channel through the Easter weekend.
This is the first time in 10 years that the full choir and orchestra have presented the Easter concert and perhaps the first time ever that the choir has publicly performed Messiah, most often associated with Christmas, in its entirety. Messiah was originally an Easter offering when it debuted in Dublin in 1742. It tells the story of Christ’s life from His birth to His death and Resurrection. The choir is working on a full recording of Messiah this year, with plans to release the album in 2015.