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BYU Performing Group Tours China

The Young Ambassadors, a renowned student performing group from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, brought their Broadway Rhythm show to five cities in  China, marking the 21st time a BYU performing group has toured in China since 1979. The group started its tour in Hong Kong.

“During these 28 years,” said BYU president Cecil O. Samuelson, “BYU has formed many valued and lasting relationships with arts and educational organizations. We are honored to continue in that tradition of friendship as we share our performances in China again this year.”

The Young Ambassadors were invited to perform at this year's “Meet in Beijing” Arts Festival, which has featured scores of international performing groups since its inception in 2000. 

“We appreciated their coming to China, and it was a wonderful experience to have these talented young people in our midst for a few weeks. Their performances are truly outstanding!” stated Elder Daryl H. Garn, Asia Area president.

The Broadway Rhythm repertoire included songs and dance from popular musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and West Side Story

Apart from giving concerts, the Young Ambassadors take the opportunity to conduct exchanges and workshops with local schools and universities wherever they visit. 

“These cultural exchanges and workshops are an integral part of the tour as we share our cultures and values through singing, dancing and performing together,” said Rex Barrington, assistant director of BYU Performing Arts Management. “Many great friendships have been made from these exchanges.”

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