Wednesday, December 16, 2015

An Evening with Zhenya (17 Mar 1992)

Posted: 16 December 2015
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Timeline map of An Evening with Zhenya
  Thanks to Wes Trexler's new Mormon Bandwagon site, I'm able to post the full 1992 audio concert performed on 17 March 1992, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Relief Society, the Mormon Church's auxiliary organization exclusively for women, by Emma Smith, Joseph Smith's first wife. This performance barely escaped being suppressed by Ventura stake president Richard S. Bryce, who had secretly directed stake leaders that I not be allowed to sing anywhere in his stake.

Here are three poems the preceded and followed the concert.

Nineveh Revisited

When pressed for proof in Galilee
He spoke of Jonah’s journey.

Amidst the ruins of Zarahemla,

He cited a Lamanite’s cry.

What will He say of Ventura?

23 Jun 91 

Of Ventura He will say

Their watchmen slept at Eastertide

While that which was written

Did come to pass

19 Apr 92 



Will they say of Santa Fe

            The same as of Ventura?


I believe they’ll say

            It’s a good new day

                        For us to wake each other!

Santa Fe
1 Feb 93

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