This CD is a Live Recording of the Premier Concert in Israel as advertised in this poster. It was composed by Esther Upham.
In the painting “Love Revealed” by artist Marie Fowler, the heart of God is portrayed to be breaking for His love to be revealed to His people. The hands represent the ancient Hebrew text: Isaiah 49:16 “Behold, I have inscribed you on the palm of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.” The heavens speak of God’s covenant promise to Abraham that his descendants would outnumber the stars in the sky, and they also speak of the heavenly abode from where He watches over them. The city of Jerusalem speaks of how surely as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord is all around His people. The veil is opened to reveal His heart of love with the seraphim of the covenant bidding Israel into a holy covenant promise with Him and the land. The pieces of God’s heart that are falling from the sky express that the Creator’s heart was broken over the suffering of the Jewish people.
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About the Composer:
Esther J. Upham was born in Chicago, and grew up in the countryside of Indiana. She was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she completed both her Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, and her Master of Music in Piano Accompanying. After completing her education, Esther Upham taught at Indiana University South Bend as an adjunct faculty member. During this time, she also gave private lessons at The University of Notre Dame and accompanied for their opera program. Throughout her career, she has maintained a private piano studio with students of all ages. As a composer, the first piece that Ms. Upham premiered was a chamber piece entitled, “The Gospel According to St. John.” Along with a small ensemble of 4 singers, cello, and flute, she performed this piece at Indiana University South Bend in 2004. Raised with a love for the Bible and the God of Israel, Esther felt inspired to share this love through music. After a visit to Jerusalem in 2007, she knew that the place to share this love was in the Holy Land. She then came to Jerusalem as a volunteer, and also to pursue premiering this piece. While living in Jerusalem, she was inspired by the land and the people to compose more songs in order to complete “Love Revealed.” This is Ms. Upham’s first full choir and orchestral piece. In the same way that Handel felt he was inspired by God, Esther feels that the melodies came to her straight from heaven.
Love Revealed resonates with the passion and longings of the God of Israel for the children of Israel through a masterfully woven modern-day classical oratorio based on the ancient texts of the Hebrew prophets. A deeply moving experience. Marney Blom Journalist Acts News Network
Esther Upham is a thoughtful and deeply committed artist with the humility, discipline and earnestness of purpose necessary to channel her rare gifts and remarkably developed skills into the service of a high and holy call–that of honoring the God she serves by being a blessing to His chosen people Israel. God has honored her in this endeavor by releasing through her the exalted melodies, harmonies, orchestrations and choruses which adorn and serve as wings for the ancient and holy texts of this wonderful oratorio. And more, I believe that this work truly is a gift and a blessing to the House of Israel, for such a time as this. The carefully and lovingly arranged libretto, like those of Handel’s Messiah and Brahms Requiem before it, powerfully portrays the love of the Creator for Humankind and His redeeming work to bring them back to Himself. Yet, the messages of these texts were originally, specifically, and poignantly related to Israel. Now at last, they are here restored in the ancient language in which they were written which has also been restored. The rapt attention of the captive audience in Jerusalem at its premier, the encore of a chorus from Isaiah 53 by the orchestra and choir all attest to the fact that God was indeed blessing His people… and that Love was being Revealed.
Martin Sarvis Musician Leadership Council Member of Nations Standing with Israel
PHOTO GALLERY OF THE CONCERT AT THE YMCA IN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
These pictures are memories of a remarkable premier performance with a full-house attendance. The well-acclaimed conductor, orchestra, and choir made for a superior and memorable performance.. Several that attended this event shared that this was not just a usual night out to the concert for them, but that is was a “spiritual” experience.