Metro-area Easter concerts set to tour

Performances of ‘Lamb of God’ are scheduled in Norman, Moore and Oklahoma City
From staff reports Modified: March 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm •  Published: March 26, 2014

Three performances of “Lamb of God,” a musical by Rob Gardner, will be offered during the Easter season by the Central Saints Chorus and orchestra.

The free concerts are scheduled for April 13 in Norman, April 19 in Moore and April 20 in Oklahoma City. All performances are at 7 p.m.

“The music of ‘Lamb of God’ is so incredibly profound in the way it takes you on a musical journey through the final days of Jesus Christ,” said Zach Tanner, of Edmond, who conducts the 90-member choir and orchestra.

“You’ll feel the peace and hope that he brings to his friends when he heals Lazarus, the jubilation and shout of ‘Hosanna!’ upon his entry on Palm Sunday, the pain he suffers in Gethsemane, and the tragic outcome brought on by Pilate and the angry mob at Calvary.

“What is particularly moving about this work is that it focuses on some of the untold thoughts and feelings of those people who were closest to the savior: his friends and family,” Tanner said. “You’ll hear Peter express feelings of self-loathing upon realizing what he’s done by denying Christ, Thomas’ awe and renewed faith at seeing the resurrected Christ, and most poignantly, the message of hope that comes through Jesus Christ from the person who knew him best, his mother, Mary.”

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