Encore Spring 2018

BYU Singers

Supporting Unity in Indonesia and Vietnam

This spring, BYU Singers will join local ensembles on the stages of concert halls, university, and a cathedral while on tour in Indonesia and Vietnam. One such ensemble is the Anglkung Udjo of Bandung, Indonesia, who will perform with bamboo instruments in a special number with BYU Singers. These joint performances will conclude with a song in either Indonesian or Vietnamese. Artist manager Rex Barrington says, “I am certain the BYU Singers will love the experience and be well received.”

In Bali, BYU Singers will perform alongside multiple community choirs as part of an interdenominational charity performance for the local churches. This spirit of unity demonstrates Indonesia’s efforts to create  a religiously pluralistic society. Singer Skyler Tolman is excited to reach out to the local people. “Through our music and our service, we can better share God’s love and be tools in His hands for spreading love, peace, and the Spirit.”

Once in Vietnam, BYU Singers will be joined by BYU President Kevin J. Worthen and his wife, Peggy. Also present will be International Vice President Sandra Rogers. Their first stop will be the historic Hanoi Opera House. Mr. Barrington says, “It’s the gem of the tour, it’s an honor to perform there and the Singers are very pleased to have that opportunity.” Finishing the tour in Ho Chi Minh City, the Singers will collaborate with the Conservatory of Music for an incredible evening of world-class music. This trip will be Dr. Andrew Crane’s first international tour as director of BYU Singers. “I look forward to collaborating with choral students and professors at our peer institutions in these countries,” Crane says. “We’re grateful and excited to share this music with the world.”