Encore Fall 2023

BYU Singers

Talents and Teamwork

The BYU Singers perform at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Portland, Oregon.

Channeling the power of music and the spirit of adventure, the BYU Singers departed in May for a week-long tour through Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. As usual, their itinerary was packed with performances, workshops, and opportunities to engage with local communities—a harmonious blend of music, education, and service.

The BYU Singers started off their first day of tour with a performance at the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise, where they were joined by the Rocky Mountain High School Choir. They made their next stop in Kennewick, where the group enjoyed a day filled with workshops, rehearsals, and more opportunities to connect with high school students. The evening culminated in another outstanding performance. The BYU Singers met as many audience members as possible before loading the bus and retiring for the night.

The BYU Singers visit the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University.

In Spokane, the ensemble teamed up with Gonzaga University students to participate in a choral workshop and give a combined evening concert. Working together was such a success that both groups agreed that BYU and Gonzaga performing arts students should collaborate again.

Later in the week, the ensemble performed in Bellevue to an audience of BYU choir alumni. BYU Singers bass David Kime says, “From the beginning it felt the choir was electrified. Heaven felt especially close during ‘I Am a Child of God’ and ‘How Firm a Foundation,’ with the Spirit touching both the choir and audience.”

Members of the BYU Singers smile during a fun afternoon of service.

The BYU Singers made their final stop in Portland. In the City of Roses, they partnered with JustServe and local senior missionaries to make posters and cards welcoming immigrants to the US. The group closed their day with another successful concert before making their way back to Utah, completing their journey of sweet memories, beautiful places, and new friendships. The tour was a testament to the dedication of the BYU Singers, the guidance of the choir’s leaders, and the unifying impact that music can have on people of different communities and cultures.

Student Alex Keogh introduces the BYU Singers and warms up the audience before an evening performance

The BYU Singers rehearse “You Will Be Found” with the Rocky Mountain High School Choir in Boise, Idaho.