Noteworthy & Vocal Point

Seoul-ful Beginnings for BYU’s Noteworthy and Vocal Point

Noteworthy and Vocal Point celebrate the end of a successful show with the crowd in Seoul.

After a day of extensive travel, Noteworthy and Vocal Point finally landed in Seoul, South Korea, and headed to Changwon to prep for their debut performance at the prestigious MBC Gyeongnam Hall. There they astounded the audience with their a cappella renditions, showcasing their vocal prowess and stage presence. The following day, the groups made their way to Cheongju for another enthralling performance, this time at the Cheongju Arts Center.  

Friday, May 3, the groups took a tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the historic buffer zone between North Korea and South Korea. Surrounded by reminders of conflict and diplomacy, the students gained a deeper understanding of the Korean Peninsula’s complex dynamics and pondered the concepts of peace and unity in the face of division. Afterward, Noteworthy began filming their upcoming music video in the dynamic city of Seoul.  

The Noteworthy and Vocal Point groups pose after a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone, which separates North Korea and South Korea.

The excitement continued early Saturday morning with more filming for Noteworthy, while Vocal Point hosted an a cappella workshop in Yeongdeungpo-gu, providing an engaging experience for fans and aspiring musicians. That evening, both groups delivered an exhilarating performance at KBS Hall, leaving the 1,400 audience members longing for an encore.  

On Sunday, the groups welcomed some well-deserved downtime. They attended church and explored the rich history and natural splendor of the region, including Gyeongbokgung Palace, a historic building dating back to 1395. They finished the day with an inspiring devotional at the Gangnam chapel, where they interacted with local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and made new friends.  

Audience members reach toward Vocal Point singer Christian Affleck during his solo in Seoul.

Though the tour has only just begun, Noteworthy and Vocal Point have already crafted unforgettable memories in South Korea. Stay tuned as they journey to Mongolia and Japan in the weeks ahead!

Noteworthy members (left to right) Randi Sanofsky, Alexa Ballard, Hope Ambridge, Emma Hooper, and Addi Chandler serenade in pink and denim.

Audience members flood the lobby of KBS Hall in Seoul to meet the singers after a performance.