“The Redeemer: An Easter Celebration”
Easter Concert Featuring 3 “Scudder Descendants”
To wish you a happy Easter we are sharing a link to a beautiful, soothing and moving Easter concert that celebrates and depicts the life of Christ through music and art—through string and orchestral music with visuals from European artists’ paintings of Jesus Christ and some Bible video footage.
Watch Video on YouTube (approximately 60 minutes)
The violin soloist, Jenny Oaks Baker, whose music is ongoing throughout, and her 2 daughters on cello and piano with occasional appearances, are Scudder descendants through Thomas1 Scudder (T)’s son Henry2 Scudder. They are accompanied by the Lyceum Philharmonic which is one of the nation’s premier youth orchestras which is fun to see how good the rising generation can be.
Some quotes from News article announcing concert: New ‘The Redeemer’ Easter concert celebrates Christ’s life, ministry through sacred music, artwork, video
Produced by the Church’s European areas and featuring violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and narrator Louis Herrey, the concert airs now through mid-April
By Scott Taylor 26 March 2023, 12:15 PM MDT
“The Redeemer: An Easter Celebration” is a new Easter concert portraying the life and ministry of the Savior Jesus Christ through sacred music, inspired artwork, video scenes and scripture.
“Produced in Europe by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the hour-long program features violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and narration from Swedish entertainer Louis Herrey. With images of the Savior unfolding in film and art, this Easter celebration of the Lord’s ministry, Atonement and Resurrection is now available, airing on various platforms from Sunday, March 26, through mid-April (some platforms carry a “He Is Risen” title)
Music for “The Redeemer” concert comes from Baker’s recent album of the same name, composed and arranged by keyboardist and composer Kurt Bestor. The 11 featured songs include “The Chosen: God Loved Us So He Sent His Son,” “Mary Magdalene: O Divine Redeemer,” “Gethsemane: From Every Pore” and “He Lives: Theme From the Movie ‘Lamb of God.’”
Baker’s performances — accompanied by Hannah Baker, Sarah Baker and the Lyceum Philharmonic and Heritage Youth Chorus at American Heritage School — were recorded in September 2022 on the Church’s movie set in Goshen, Utah, a site used for the Bible Videos and other Church film productions.
Before each musical number, a well-known, Christ-focused work of art from a European artist are introduced, with the concert featuring masterpieces from Leonardo Da Vinci, Carl Bloch, Angelica Kaufmann, Henrich Hofmann, Francisco de Zurbarán, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Simon Dewey and others.
In addition to the artwork, the concert also includes selected clips from the Bible Videos and “The Christ Child” short film in depicting scenes from the Savior’s life and ministry.
Herrey… was filmed in Denmark at the Frederiksborg Castle, where the renowned Carl Bloch gallery is located, and at the Church of Our Lady, home of the Thorvaldsen “Christus” statue and similar statues of the ancient apostles.”