May 1, 2018

Wind Symphony
Australia

BYU Wind Symphony

The BYU Wind Symphony has arrived in Australia, beginning their May 2018 tour Down Under. An early arrival on Monday, April 30, allowed them to jump right into their adventure, starting at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, where the students had the opportunity to see animals native to Australia.

Within the first few days of the tour, the Wind Symphony will conduct workshops and give concerts with the Sydney Youth Orchestras and with Moriah College, a Jewish Orthodox school. The BYU Wind Symphony will also participate in concerts with special guest vocalist Patrice Tipoki and with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony.

Within the first few days of the tour, the Wind Symphony will conduct workshops and give concerts with the Sydney Youth Orchestras and with Moriah College, a Jewish Orthodox school.

While the BYU students are thrilled to participate in their ten concerts and nine workshops, they are also excited for the cultural and educational opportunities that Australia has to offer. The travel docket includes visits to the Sydney Opera House, the Waradah Aboriginal Centre, the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

BYU Singers
Indonesia and Vietnam

Brigham Young University Singers

BYU Singers has just arrived in Indonesia for its May 2018 tour of Southeast Asia, and the group members have hit the ground running. Over the course of four performances in Jakarta and Bandung this week, they’ll collaborate with the Batavia Madrigal Singers and the Maranatha Christian University Choir, singing for thousands of attendees.

Before heading off to Vietnam, the Singers will perform at the Institut Seni Indonesia Concert Hall in Yogyakarta and then at St. Francis Xavier Church in Bali with the Seraphim Children’s Choir, the Halleluiah Choir, and the Gamaliel Sonora Choir. Once in Vietnam, they will collaborate with the Military University of Culture and Arts Choir at the historic Hanoi Opera House for a concert that will be attended by BYU president Kevin J Worthen, his wife, Peggy, and BYU international vice president Sandra Rogers. Other Hanoi concerts will follow before the tour wraps up in Ho Chi Minh City. BYU Singers will have two final performances at the Conservatory of Music Concert Hall before bidding “tạm biệt” to their adventure in Southeast Asia.

Over the course of four performances in Jakarta and Bandung this week, they’ll collaborate with the Batavia Madrigal Singers and the Maranatha Christian University Choir.

In addition to their collaborations with local musicians, BYU Singers will enjoy many cultural experiences while abroad. They’ve already toured sights in Bandung and Jakarta, and more exciting opportunities await.

Ballroom Dance Company
Eastern United States

BYU Ballroom Dance Company

The BYU Ballroom Dance Company has officially left for its tour of the eastern United States. The company will take its outstanding show Swing ’n’ Sway to New York, Washington, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

The group will also have the opportunity to visit some of the most celebrated sites in the nation, such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Washington Monument.

On tour the Ballroom Dance Company will participate in community outreaches, where they will perform excerpts of their show and spread cheer to those they visit. In Rochester, New York, the company will visit the House of Mercy homeless shelter and UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital. At workshops along the tour, the dancers will collaborate with local dance companies to teach and learn techniques.

The group will also have the opportunity to visit some of the most celebrated sites in the nation, such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Washington Monument.

Members of the Ballroom Dance Company are excited to see the sights and connect with the locals, which will include many BYU alumni.

Living Legends
Germany and Switzerland

BYU Living Legends

BYU Living Legends is embarking to Germany and Switzerland this week. The group members are excited to share their show Seasons—exhibiting Polynesian, Native American, and Latin American cultures—in Europe, where many people are fascinated with different traditions and heritages.

In addition to performing in concert halls and theaters, the group will do a free performance in the iconic Konstablerwache public square in downtown Frankfurt.

In addition to performing in concert halls and theaters, the group will do a free performance in the iconic Konstablerwache public square in downtown Frankfurt.

The group will also have the opportunity to visit many historical sites and host community outreach activities during the tour. They will take a cruise to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley, tour the Cologne Cathedral, visit Neuschwanstein Castle, and learn more about the cultures and local history that have defined the country both before and after the world wars.

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