Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Happy Easter


Tuesday, April 11, 2006 we went to the passion play called The Glory of Easter which was performed at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. I do not know enough superlative words to describe the play. The audience was spell bound by the spectacular music on the soundtrack with the London and Seattle Symphony Orchestras recordings and the eight trumpeters and four drummers who played live from the balcony. The soloists were outstanding. The hundreds of performers and the live horses, donkey, sheep, goats, a camel and even a water buffalo appeared on stage at the appropriate moments.
There were no curtain calls or intermissions. The props for scenery for the sets of Jerusalem streets and buildings, the garden of Gethsemane, Calvary, even the water for the pool of Siloam just appeared when needed. The spectacular chorus of angels floated as high as 60 feet from the stage as they sang Alleluia after the resurrection. It was awesome!

1 comment:

A Dom. Rep. fan said...

Hello RV Chuckles,
It really sounds like that play must have been stupendous, as you say. Don't you really have any idea how they managed to make the scenery changes "just appear"? Were they using, for example, slides or film background? I can't imagine they were sorcerers.