By Millennium Choral society Press Release
Lex de Azevedo's 'Hosanna: The Life of Christ, Part III' To Be Performed at Crystal Cathedral
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA -- The West Coast premier of Lex de
Azevedo's new Easter oratorio "Hosanna," will be performed on
Friday, April 27, 2001 at 8 p.m. at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden
Grove, California. A chorus of 200 singers include the Southern
California Mormon Choir, the Anaheim Mormon Choir, the San Diego
Vocal Arts Chorale, and Lex de Azevedo's Millennium Choir from Salt
Lake City. The Easter oratorio is the third in a series of classical
works de Azevedo is composing about the life of Jesus Christ.
Featured in the concert will be National Symphony violinist Jenny
Oaks Baker, as well as tenor George Dyer singing the words of Jesus,
baritone Greg Pearson as the apostle Peter, and Catherine Hyde
Stambaugh as Mary Magdalene. The oratorio requires a large chorus --
a primary choir on stage and antiphonal choir in the back of the
hall, creating a powerful musical experience for the listener.
The World Premier Concert was performed at the Sherover Theater in
Jerusalem September 4, 2000, featuring the Jerusalem Symphony, the
Millennium Choir and a chorus of more than 450 singers from
throughout the United states.
Tickets are $40 and $25, and are available at the door or by calling
Cindy Thatcher at Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services, 626-960-4861.
The performance is presented by the Millennium Choral society and
Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services.