To Be Performed at Crystal Cathedral Easter Celebration to feature talents of concert violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, tenor George Dyer, and Southern California Mormon Choir

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 onstage 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.