On Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 P.M., the Mountain View High School A Cappella Choir from Orem, Utah will present a special fireside at the Washington D.C. Temple visitors’ center. This program entitled, “Where Can I Turn For Peace” has been especially written for this evening and for our current world situation. Through song, multi media, and narrations, a stirring message will be presented that peace can be found in our nation, homes, and in our souls through quiet acts of virtuous living, by honoring and obeying, in giving and sacrificing, and in creating beauty and stability within one’s soul. Songs performed at this fireside include: America the Beautiful, 1000 Points of Light, Battle Hymn of the Republic, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Heroes, Where Can I Turn for Peace, He Shall Feed His Flock, Hallelujah, and Go ye Now in Peace. This fireside is geared to both children and adults and all are invited to attend.
In addition to the Sunday fireside, the choir has been given the special honor and privilege of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, performing at the Foundry Methodist Church, and singing at the Upper Senate Park at the Capitol Building. They have also been invited to compete in the Washington D.C. Music Festival held at Howard University.
The Mountain View High School A Cappella Choir consists of 125 talented singers selected from Mountain View High School’s 1,400-studentbody. They have performed in numerous festivals including Heritage Festival of Gold competitions in New York City, Washington D.C., and Salt Lake City. They have received numerous honors including Gold ratings and the sweepstakes trophy.
Choir director, Rosemary Matthews has taught for the past 26 years in public schools and at several colleges including B.Y.U, Weber State, and University of Nevada, Reno. Mrs. Mathews is also a professional performer, having sung in over 20 operatic roles include Butterfly in Madame Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, and Tosca in Tosca.