In 1995 the BYU Singers sang at a Baptist church in Moscow, Russia, and for BYU Singers alumna Sandefur Schmidt, it was an experience she still reflects upon today. “I’ll never forget it,” she says. “When our performance ended people were not allowed to speak to us, but as we walked out into the street, the entire congregation poured out into the street too because they were so excited. Few of them could speak English, but with the smiles on their faces and the hugs, you just knew they loved what they
Experiences like this, Schmidt says, stay with alumni even years later. And it is because of great alumni connections that the BYU Singers are preparing to tour to the Pacific Northwest of the United States in 2014.