BYU-Hawaii choir shares 'peace' and 'harmony' on Asia tour

During a two-week tour of Asia, the Brigham Young University–Hawaii Concert Choir participated in five major performances in two countries during May.

Based around the theme "Voices of Peace in Harmony," the choir shared a message of values, hope and unity through music with thousands of concert-goers, young adults, youth and children throughout Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Led by choir director and professor of vocal performance at BYU–Hawaii Michael Belnap, the 52-voice choir made up of BYU–Hawaii students — music majors and non-music majors alike — representing many of the countries that make up the university's student population. The tour roster also included BYU–Hawaii President Steven C. Wheelwright and his wife, and the commissioner of the LDS Church Educational System Elder Paul V. Johnson and his wife, Jill.

"One of the unique aspects of the tour was having the opportunity to represent BYU–Hawaii to members and guests and to share a message of love, hope and peace through music," said President Wheelwright. "Whether meeting with a university president, a mayor, the Vice Minister of Education, local students or members and their guests, this was a wonderful opportunity to share the blessings of the gospel and help build the kingdom. It was, indeed, a humbling and rewarding set of experiences for all of us."

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