40 Days After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. - Acts 1:3

"40 Days: Resurrection to Ascension" is the title for a Rock Opera based on the events following the resurrection of Jesus Christ, until the day of his ascension (with a postlude for the Pentecost). The world premiere by How Majestic was on May 6, 2001, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rio Linda, California.

The music is derived from a previous work by Roger Linder, "Only Golden Fingers Could Play So Heavy." The "40 Days" theme will be further explored in "The 40 Days Project."


The 2001 Production
MusicRoger Linder (roger@rocemabra.com)
LyricsRoger Linder/Bethany Carlson
DirectorChris Weinholdt
MusiciansHow Majestic
Cast

Prelude
Holy Week Overture
Day 1
Morning
Where Have They Taken Him?
If It Wasn't For You
Rabboni!
Afternoon
A Most Amazing Man
Peter and John
Road to Emmaus
Evening
Jesus Is In The House
Breath of the Spirit
We Have Seen The Lord
Day 8
I Can't Believe It
Day 20
Fish Story
Do You Love Me?
Day 40
Great Commission
The Ascension
Pentecost
Finale