A Milestone Tour to Thailand
BYU Vocal Point has recently signed a record deal with Universal Music Group’s Decca Gold label and also with IMG Artists. This isn’t the only exciting news for the group, however. In May 2019, Vocal Point will be going on their very first international tour. They will be joining seven other BYU groups for China Spectacular and will afterward travel solo to Thailand.
“Vocal Point started in 1991, and for many years the members of the group have been working hard to make an international trip possible,” says Vocal Point beatboxer Matt Newman. “Our mission essentially is to share positive music with as many people as possible. So our tour to China and Thailand is a dream come true for us and the many members of the group that have come before us!”
Vocal Point will have the opportunity to interact with the local youth during their tour. They will conduct a workshop for the vocal students of International School Bangkok and will later do a joint concert. Lady Benchapa Krairiksh, a relative of the Thai royal family, will also present a Vocal Point benefit concert, with proceeds going to charity.
Their first performances will celebrate the establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Thailand. “I think the best way to celebrate the establishment of the Church in Thailand is to take all possible opportunities to spend time with the members,” says Newman. “On or off the stage, expressing how meaningful the Church is to us creates common ground between us all that we can celebrate together.”
Vocal Point is excited to join in on the experience of workshops, service projects, performances, and connecting with people from different parts of the world. “This is a huge milestone for Vocal Point,” says Newman. “I feel grateful to get the chance to be a part of the first international tour. I hope to pass on that spirit of gratitude to those members who come after I graduate. This is an amazing opportunity!”