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This week on Temple Square: Lecture by co-editor of 'First Fifty Years of Relief Society,' BYU-Idaho concert, Interfaith Musical Tribute

Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple and India Cultural Center of Utah Children's Choir perform at the 2013 Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable Interfaith Musical Tribute at the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple and India Cultural Center of Utah Children's Choir perform at the 2013 Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable Interfaith Musical Tribute at the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Three events will be held on Temple Square this week. They celebrate the anniversary of the Relief Society, the work of an LDS composer and the interfaith spirit championed through the Olympics.

Lecture by Jill Mulvay Derr, co-editor of "The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women's History"

Jill Mulvay Derr, co-editor of “The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History,” will present a lecture on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

The lecture will discuss highlights contained in the new book, which details the early years of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The lecture coincides with the anniversary of the Relief Society, which was organized on March 17, 1842.

"The Redeemer" by the choirs and orchestra of Brigham Young University–Idaho

The choirs and orchestra from Brigham Young University–Idaho will perform “The Redeemer” in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Free tickets can be reserved online or by calling 801-570-0080 or 866-537-8457.

"The Redeemer" was composed by Robert Cundick, a Mormon Tabernacle Choir organist. The oratorio is split into three parts: "The Prophecy," "The Sacrifice" and "The Promise." It shares the story of the life of Jesus Christ.

2016 Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable Interfaith Musical Tribute

On Sunday at 6 p.m., the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable will present its annual Interfaith Musical Tribute at the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The tribute showcases performances from multiple faith traditions. Free tickets can be reserved online or by calling 801-570-0080 or 866-537-8457.

The first Interfaith Musical Tribute was held before the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The event is part of Interfaith Month in Utah, "which celebrates the legacy and spirit of global harmony and understanding inspired by the Olympics," according to Mormon Newsroom.

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com