The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs the famous Les Miserables song “Bring Him Home,” featuring Alfie Boe. This performance leaves you feeling filled with, frankly, indescribable emotions. The musical theater production of Les Miserables and film that came out in 2012 are extraordinary and contain a lot of symbolism, feeling, lessons to be learned, and a genuine connection to whoever the audience is.
Alfie Boe is a loved English tenor and actor, focusing mainly on musical theater. His most critically acclaimed role is acting as Jean Valjean in the Broadway musical “Les Miserables.” His voice is very full, and he can express emotion through his singing. Before becoming a singer in Broadway and the theaters, Alfie had a very humble beginning. He worked polishing cars in Blackpool, England. While polishing cars Alfie could be heard singing opera, not ever expecting to make a career or lifestyle out of it. He went and auditioned for the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, and after receiving the part hasn’t looked back.
It is funny how life is that way. You do not know what you are capable of until you push yourself to your limits and pursue what you love. Life is about serving others through your talent, and about enjoying the journey. What better way to do this than to expand your horizons to reach your full potential?
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning, 360-member choir. It is made up of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and performs beautiful and peaceful music during General Conferences, Holidays, and every Sunday. Music and the Spoken Word is a 30-minute production that is broadcast every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. During this broadcast, the choir can worship our Lord and Savior by praising Him through the choir’s music and hymns. The Spirit is powerful during these broadcasts, even if you are not attending in person. Music is truly a way to bear testimony of the Savior’s love for us, and in return, we show our love to Him.
One of my favorite symbolisms of the theatrical performance, as well as in the cinematic version of Les Miserables, is the manifestation of God’s love and forgiveness to His children. Each one of us has our personal struggles and difficulties, each one of us messes up and will continue to mess up and make mistakes. Although all of our struggles and shortcomings are personal and individualized, all of us have one thing in common. That one thing that is equal to all is our loving and forgiving Father in Heaven, as well as His redeeming Son, Jesus Christ. Les Miserables is filled with hidden as well as apparent symbolism about God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This specific song, “Bring Him Home,” performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Alfie Boe is a critical part of the play. Jean Valjean, as a father filled with fatherly love, is singing to God, asking Him to hear his prayer. He is singing a prayer to the Lord about allowing this young man to live so that his daughter can be with her love. “You can take, you can give, let him live, let him live. If I die, let me die, let him live.”