Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center Events for May 2012

Sunday, 6 May 2012

8:00 PM

Utah Valley University Chamber Choir

The 32-member Utah Valley University  Chamber Choir, conducted by Dr. Reed Criddle, performs music from the Renaissance to the modern day, with a focus on unaccompanied repertoire.  The Choir’s recently released CD, The Sound of Light, includes the world premier of Mountain Spirit by 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, Zhou Long.

UVU President Matthew S. Holland will speak at 7:00 PM, prior to the Choir’s performance

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

7:30 PM

Night of Music and Inspiration

“Light Giver,” under the direction of the missionaries of the Washington DC North Mission. 

Saturday, 12 May 2012

7:00 PM

BYU/Hawaii D.C. Alumni Chapter

Talented alumni from BYU-Hawaii will perform native dances from the island nations of Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti and Tonga. Dances of “The Islands” are some of the most expressive…and some of the most beautiful…in the world.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

7:00 PM

Lyons Sisters

Award-winning musicians Jessica and Katelyn Lyons, who are among the nation’s most gifted young performers, return to the Visitors’ Center main theater by popular demand. Jessica (Age 17) and Katelyn (Age 14) expertly play both violin and piano. They have  performed at venues in some of the world’s great music centers, including New York , Philadelphia and Moscow with master instructor Victor Danchenko and Katelyn studies with renowned instructor and performer Elisabeth Adkins. Jessica and Katelyn currently play in the prestigious American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Youth Fellowship Quintet. This concert, which is free to the public, will delight and entertain any who love the music of the Masters or who appreciate young performers with remarkable musical aptitude with master instructor Victor Danchenko and Katelyn studies with renowned instructor and performer Elisabeth Adkins. Jessica and Katelyn currently play in the prestigious American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Youth Fellowship Quintet. This concert, which is free to the public, will delight and entertain any who love the music of the Masters or who appreciate young performers with remarkable musical aptitude. They play in the prestigious American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Youth Fellowship Quintet.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

7:00 PM

Why I Believe:  Sister Olga Campora

Olga Kovarova Campora was born, raised, educated and joined  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic ). She came to the United States in the early 1990s where she helped to establish the Czech language program for the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. She is the author of Saints Behind Enemy Lines, the story of her life in Czechoslovakia. Sister Campora currently serves as Relief Society President in the Columbia , Maryland 2nd Ward, and she and her husband, Randy, are the parents of two children.