Today I had the unique opportunity to look up close and see inside. All I could think of was the pictures I had seen of World War II.
So many have asked. Can we rebuild? The LDS Church has not indicated what it would like to pursue. Much more information is needed for them to be able to make a decision. I’m confident of two things. They understand how important this is to our community, and they will make the right decision. Provo could not ask for a better owner. As this situation progresses, I look forward to working directly with the Church. If the time comes that the Church needs or requests help, Provo residents will be there, ready to answer the call.
Please join us Sunday as we remember together this great building.
Provo, UT–December 17, 2010–Provo City invites the public to a community gathering to remember the Provo Tabernacle on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the UCCU Events Center at Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Pkwy., Orem. The half hour program will include a slide show of tabernacle photographs and remarks by Provo Mayor John Curtis and other community leaders. It will be followed by a free performance of Lex de Azevedo’s Gloria: the Life of Christ, Part I, the Nativity.
Lex de Azevedo and his Millennium Choral Society were scheduled to perform Gloria at the Provo Tabernacle on December 17 and 18 when a fire on December 17 destroyed the building and its contents, including equipment and instruments to be used in the concert. The Millennium Choral Society, a non-profit, is accepting donations to offset the personal property losses of those associated with the production at the tabernacle.
“The half hour program before the concert will focus on the tabernacle,” stated Curtis. “What happened is a tragedy, and many of us are going through something of a grieving process. We hope this helps by giving the community a chance to express love and gratitude for what we have lost.”