St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco is one of three Bay Area locations that will feature the Lamb of God Oratorio, an interfaith Easter musical production that is used to announce an interfaith blood drive for the American Red Cross.
The Lamb of God Oratorio, conducted by Alan Chipman, tells the story of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and features a 120-voice interfaith choir.
The San Francisco production is set for April 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Tickets are free, and may be obtained at LambofGodEaster.com.
The production, now in its sixth year, is presented by 13 vocal soloists and a 35-piece orchestra. The 120-voice choir includes Catholics, Methodists and other Protestants and the Church of Latter-day Saints Temple Hill Choir. It uses as its basis and much of its text the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and especially John, as found in the King James Protestant bible.
The production will also be offered at Mission Santa Clara at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, and the Latter-day Saints’ Temple Hill Auditorium in Oakland on different dates.
The concert is used to announce the date and details of a regional interfaith blood drive for the American Red Cross. It has become one of the largest community blood drives for the nonprofit.
The project began when Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone reached out to the Latter-day Saints while bishop of Oakland in 2010 to suggest an interfaith service project, Chipman said.
For more information visit LambofGodEaster.com.