Lamb of God at Temple Hill

Rob Gardner's Lamb of God is a modern masterpiece that brings the story and meaning of Easter to life. The songs tell the story of the final days of Christ's life leading to the Savior's crucifixion and resurrection.


 This sacred musical work is directed by Alan Chipman and features the Temple Hill Choir, members of Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra, 13 Vocal Soloists, and a Cello Soloist.
Performances will be held at the Temple Hill Auditorium on April 10, 15, 16 and 17.

To reserve tickets for large groups please email [email protected].

Performance Details

Temple Hill Auditorium
 4770 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

Performance Dates
April 10, 15, 16, and 17

Show times vary.
Doors open 30 minutes prior.

History of Lamb of God 

Every Easter, the American Red Cross, together with the Interfaith Community of Northern California, celebrates the gift of life. This joyful effort was barely imagined a decade ago and it all began with a simple invitation.

Archbishop Cordileone, of the Oakland Diocese, first suggested holding an Interfaith concert that resulted in Lamb of God In 2011. Bishop Cordileone met with leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to suggest that the two groups work together on an Interfaith service project. It was decided in that meeting to conduct an East Bay Interfaith Blood Drive. That began a tradition that has resulted in one of the largest faith-based blood drives in the U.S. for the American Red Cross. This drive spans areas throughout northern California in July and now includes numerous faith-based organizations.

In that first year when Bishop Cordileone expressed his desire and his vision, an Easter concert was suggested to connect the gift of blood to the community with an event that also honors the gift of life through Jesus Christ. At that time, director Alan Chipman was preparing to present Lamb of God sometime in the foreseeable future, though he hadn’t anticipated it for that year. But when he got the call to join the effort, there was no question or hesitation but to switch his plans to a production fast track. It quickly became a wonderful Easter season tradition. Now, the beautiful music and sense of giving has taken hold, fostering friendships among the churches and throughout the community. All it took was an invitation.

We invite all to come and witness this sacred musical work this Easter season.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

We recommend business casual, modest attire.

How long is the performance?

About an hour and a half.

How does the seating work when you purchase a ticket?

When you reserve an event ticket, you will be getting preferred seating in the auditorium. When you arrive at the concert, you’ll be ushered into the auditorium where you may choose any available seat.

10 minutes before show time any unused tickets will expire and standby lines will be admitted.

Where can I park?

Parking at Temple Hill is free. There are 3 lots: the main lot, the lower lot, and the upper lot right across the street. There is also nearby street parking.

How early should I arrive?

The house doors will open about 30 minutes prior to the concert, but the line to enter will begin earlier than that. We recommend arriving early enough to enjoy a free Temple Hill tour before getting in line. You can schedule that on

Are there any age restrictions?

The performance is open to “all ages.” However, out of respect for the performers and other audience members, we suggest that the children in attendance be old enough to remain attentive through an hour and a half concert and that any disruptive children be calmed in the lobby.

How many tickets can be purchased at once?

Up to 6 tickets may be reserved per order. If you have a request for a larger group, please contact us through [email protected].

How can I get updates on the concert?

Ticket holders will automatically receive important email updates. We also recommend following Oakland Temple Hill on Instagram and Facebook for updates and helpful tips and reminders on parking, dress, etc. Helpful information will also appear on the event page on and

What If I can’t attend the concert? Can I cancel my tickets?

Eventbrite refund policy: For tickets, you have purchased, you can contact the organizer for a refund. Refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis and will be issued only to the original payment method. Attendees may request a refund at any time, up to 7 days before the event. You may update or cancel any free tickets through Eventbrite.

Can I take pictures or videos?

Photography or recording of any kind is not permitted during the performance, however, visitors are encouraged to take pictures before and after the performance, or outside on the temple grounds. We’d love to see your pictures! Tag us @oaklandtemplehill

Will there be standby seating?

Yes, there will be standby seating 10 min before the concert for any available seats.

What ADA accommodations do you have at Temple Hill?

Temple Hill is committed to accommodating the needs of all guests with disabilities. ADA seating is available, one our ushers will be happy to assist you when you arrive for the performance.

Accessible Parking and Entrances: Temple Hill has a limited number of ADA parking stalls available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests with special needs can be dropped off close to the entrance if so desired. Just ask for assistance when entering the parking lot. The main entrance into Temple Hill Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Certified service animals are permitted.

ADA Restrooms: There are ADA-accessible restrooms in the lobby.

What is the Refund Policy?

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the concert. Eventbrite’s fees are non-refundable.

Have additional questions?

The best way to ask a question is to send us a message through, or through Oakland Temple Hill on Facebook or Instagram.
Oakland Temple Visitors’ Center: 510-328-0044

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