For the 2020 installment, join the Department of Music from Brigham Young University – Idaho as they perform Visions of Light and Truth, a sacred music oratorio commemorating the 200thanniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision. Composed by A. Laurence Lyon, the work combines the richness of melodies, the eloquence of soloists, the harmony of full orchestration, the fullness of collegiate choirs, and the spirit of a sacred message. In Lyon’s words, “Joseph Smith was not the first and only prophet to have a vision regarding the Father and the Son. In fact, his vision fits the pattern of so many prophets, as revealed in the scriptures.” The First Vision “initiated the Restoration of the Lord’s gospel—an unfolding Restoration that continues today.” (President Russell M. Nelson) Enjoy this musical and spiritual event as part of your preparation for a historical and unforgettable General Conference. Free event. No tickets required.
Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall
Utah State University, Logan, UT
Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, ID
Live stream: www.byui.edu/live/video
About Sacred Music
In 1993, the university began a program of biennial commissions to create new religious oratorios with texts drawn from scripture. These new Sacred Music Series works have been performed in several major national venues. Building on a tradition begun in 1989 when the school commissioned Darwin Wolford's Behold, He Cometh! for its centennial celebration, the Sacred Music Series continues to contribute significantly to the growing body of new music works inspired by President Spencer W. Kimball.
The music is performed by the various musical ensembles of BYU-Idaho, including the Symphony Orchestra, the Collegiate Singers, Concert Choir, and the Men’s and Women’s Choirs. Partial funding for the Sacred Music Series comes from private donations with generous support from the Endowment for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Eliza R. Snow Society for the Performing and Visual Arts.