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Millions of churches across America celebrated Resurrection Sunday with praise & worship and reenactments of the crucifixion.

At Bishop TD Jakes’ “The Potter’s House” in Dallas, TX, an extravagant visual interpretation, inclusive of dance, music, acting, and special performances from Kim Burrell, Melonie Daniels, and Jesse Campbell from NBC’s “The Voice,” made for a spectacular display.

The elaborate production was called the “Easter Opera,” during which, famed gospel-jazz singer, Kim Burrell performed twice. First, she offered a piano solo while singing two stirring hymns, “I Need Thee” and “Draw Me Nearer.”

Kim Burrell performing at The Potter’s House Resurrection Day service in Dallas, TX Sunday, March 31,2013Her follow-up song was sung during a scene where Jesus was depicted agonizing in the Garden of Gethsemane while Burrell belted a jazz-tinged rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Look to You.”

Later in the dramatic stage play,  gospel singer Melonie Daniels left the crowd in an uproar after a commanding performance of “What About Tomorrow.”

Melonie Daniels performing at The Potter’s House Resurrection Day service in Dallas, TX Sunday, March 31,2013NBC’s “The Voice” star, Jesse Campbell, also flexed his vocal range with an a cappella version of “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?”

“How incredible! How awesome!” a very pleased and excited Jakes remarked at the conclusion of the Easter Opera. He and his wife, Serita, enjoyed the program from the front row pew inside the expansive sanctuary.

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