Lex de Azevedo: The Provo Tabernacle's Last Performance & the Night It Burned Down

For a long while after the destruction of the Provo Tabernacle, Lex de Azevedo felt personally responsible for the fire, having been one of the last people inside the building before it burned down.

Musical legend Lex de Azevedo shed tears 10 months apart — both about the Provo Tabernacle.

On Dec. 16, 2010, Lex and his performers rehearsed for his “Gloria” at the 150-year-old Provo Tabernacle.

Lex de Azevedo, creator of “Saturday’s Warrior,” was one of the last people inside the Provo Tabernacle before in burned down later that evening.

“I wrote this oratorio about the life of Christ by using only text from the King James Bible,” Lex says. “We had choirs, orchestras and soloists there at the Provo Tabernacle that night when we were rehearsing ‘Gloria’ for BYUtv.”

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