Hundreds brave cold to hear Boise concert


More than 600 people braved freezing temperatures and fierce winds outside the Boise Idaho Temple on Easter morning, March 23, to hear the Boise Institute Choir's third annual production of Rob Gardner's "He Is Jesus Christ."

Illuminated by the early morning sun, the temple framed the choir, sponsored by the institute of religion adjacent to Boise State University, as it presented the inspiring musical account of the Savior's birth, life, death and resurrection. Despite the cold, the performance seemed flawless.

Although admitting that the program would be moved inside the adjoining stake center next year if the weather is not better, choir director Craig Spjute claimed that the spirit and testimonies of the choir members provided all the warmth that was needed.

"I heard many, many comments about how special the performance was, but not one complaint about the cold," Brother Spjute said.

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