Easter at the Holland 2015

Our church family recently had our Easter service at the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha. I took a few too many pictures. Here is a sampling of some of them. It was a beautiful morning in a beautiful venue.

Easter at the Holland 2015
Our church is called Coram Deo, which means “in the presence of God”

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Rehearsal.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
It’s hard to capture the size and beauty of the venue, but it’s a very nice and warm venue.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Empty chairs ready to be filled.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Four of the singers practice singing the opening hymn.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
One person sits and listens during rehearsal.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
As people started to come for the service, there were plenty of opportunities to capture shots of families all dressed up for Easter.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
A dad and his son look out the window together.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
LOTS of family photos. Most of them turning out like this one.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Choir robes hang, ready to be worn by the choir members.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
The service started with a dark room that gradually lit up with each stanza of the Doxology.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
The choir joins in the singing of the Doxology.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
There was some great singing and music from the band, orchestra, and choir.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
David Potter played the piano and lead the music for the morning.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
The guitarist also busted out his accordion.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
The stage gave me some great angles to work with for some neat shots.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
The string section was a great addition to the music of the morning.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
A shot from above.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
One of the string players playing during one of the worship songs.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
A close up shot of one of the string players from above.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Some songs called for some electric guitar.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Rarely do I get the opportunity to take a picture of a drummer in decent lighting.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Here’s a dramatic shot of the drummer.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
She has an incredibly powerful and beautiful voice.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
In fact, all the musicians and vocalists are very talented.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
The string section.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
A shot from below.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
This is me attempting to show the size and feel of the place.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
It was a very neat experience to hear about 1000 people singing together with the band and choir.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Pastor Bob Thune preaching during the service.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Pastor Bob Thune explaining what Easter is about.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Pastor Bob Thune talking about the resurrection.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Pastor Bob preaching.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
Pastor Bob preaching.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
The service ended with more music and singing.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
A shot from behind the cross of the first two levels of the Holland.

 

Easter at the Holland 2015
And after the service all the cute little boys and girls and their families left to celebrate Easter at their homes.

 

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