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Sponsored: BYU’s Performing Groups Take the Stage at Salt Lake City for One Incredible Festival

by | Jan. 18, 2018

Experience the artistic talent of music and dance as performing groups from Brigham Young University take the stage in Salt Lake City at BYU Winterfest 2018. Over the course of several weekends, beginning January 26th and running through March 17th, BYU performing groups will dazzle audiences with performances showcasing a variety of artistic tastes. BYU Winterfest 2018 provides entertainment for audiences of all ages and will be held in the LDS Conference Center Theater as part of Temple Square Performances.

It will be the first time ever that the elite BYU Chamber Orchestra—who performed with Lea Salonga in the Philippines last summer—Synthesis, and BYU Singers will perform at Winterfest 2018. Synthesis brings all-things jazz and their sound revives the greatest songs from jazz history. BYU Singers repertoire will feature songs from Indonesia and Vietnam, where the group will be touring this summer, as well as some hymns we know and love. Vocal Point will be bringing brand new a cappella hits and an outstanding stage presence. Ballroom Dance Company will grace the stage with their show, Swing ‘n’ Sway that includes championships winning numbers. Living Legends will bring the best of Native American, Latin American, and Polynesian culture with authentic dances, music, and regalia. Noteworthy will also be present, with their spectacular voices bringing perfect pitch and harmony to the festival, including their most popular song, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone).” And lastly, International Folk Dance Ensemble will bring the festival to a close by taking their audience on a 90-minute journey around the world with their cultural dances in their show called, Journey.

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The Chamber Orchestra, BYU Singers, and Synthesis originate in the School of Music. Ballroom Dance Company, International Folk Dance Ensemble, and Living Legends originate in the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Noteworthy and Vocal Point originate in the office of Performing Arts Management, all three departments are from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. BYU is one of the nation’s largest private universities with an enrollment of more than 30,000 full-time students from throughout the United States and 100 foreign countries.

For tickets visit lds.org/events

BYU Winterfest 2018 Schedule:

Chamber Orchestra
Friday, January 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
BYU’s Chamber Orchestra is one of the most traveled university orchestras in the world. In 2017, the Chamber Orchestra shared a stage with Broadway star Lea Salonga in Manila, Philippines. The Chamber Orchestra features a repertoire with a variety of classical music ranging from all musical periods—Baroque to 21st Century.

Synthesis
Saturday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
BYU Synthesis taps into all the excitement and culture of jazz. The award-winning instrumental ensemble frequently travels throughout the world performing a variety of jazz styles, including swing, blues, rock, fusion, gospel, and Latin.

BYU Singers
Friday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.
BYU Singers is an elite choral group that performs an assortment of genres. Their spellbinding performances continue to receive international acclaim. Directed by Dr. Andrew Crane, the group captures enthusiastic responses for its remarkable artistry and distinctive style.

Vocal Point
Saturday, February 10, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.

BYU Vocal Point contains nine male singers who combine harmony, humor, and remarkable vocal percussion in a high-energy a cappella show.

Ballroom Dance Company
Saturday, February 17, 2 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Swing ’n’ Sway, under the direction of Curt and Sharon Holman, treats audiences to a spectacular variety of dances, including gliding waltzes, playful swing dances, and high-energy Latin numbers.

Living Legends
Friday, March 9, 7 p.m.
With authentic choreography, heart-pounding music, and intricate costumes, BYU Living Legends celebrates the Latin American, Native American, and Polynesian cultures in its show Seasons.

Noteworthy
Saturday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
The nine women of this BYU a cappella group deliver perfect harmony, a fun stage presence, and unique musical arrangements.

International Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, March 17, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble presents Journey, a 90-minute voyage of dance and music that explores the heartbeat of the world’s cultures.

For tickets visit lds.org/events

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