The BYU Singers are the university’s elite choir and were the first BYU ensemble to perform at Carnegie Hall. Since then, the BYU Singers have produced seven solo albums and traveled to 27 countries, where they have performed at historic cathedrals filled to capacity and have met a variety of audience members, from dignitaries to children.
In addition to their extensive touring, the BYU Singers have received several choral awards. They were selected to be the US representative at the 4th World Symposium on Choral Music in 1996, received the PEACE Award at the Cork International Choral Festival in Ireland in 2009, and most recently took 1st place in Slovenia’s virtual 2021 Aegis Carminis International Youth Choir Festival.
The group also inspires audiences across the globe. In 2015 the BYU Singers had the opportunity to perform with a prestigious university choir in China. While there, then director Ronald Staheli talked with Wenhao Mu, an architect who dreamed of becoming a professional conductor. A year later, influenced by the love and light spread by the BYU Singers, Mu left his job as an architect, and he and his wife enrolled at BYU as master’s students