Ariel Bybee, a legendary star of the New York Metropolitan Opera, will  perform on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at The Washington, DC  Temple Visitors’ Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Her program is entitled, “Songs My Mother Taught Me” and features works from a wide-array of composers and musical styles. As part of the program, mothers in the audience will receive special recognition. Sister Bybee will be accompanied by her daugher, Neylan McBaine, on the piano. The program is free and is open to the public and all are welcome.  

About Ariel Bybee
Ariel Bybee has performed previously at the Visitors’ Center to large  audiences and has been the featured artist at several VIP nights held at  the beginning of the annual Christmastime “Festival of Lights”.  

Ariel Bybee has also been highlighted on numerous Church broadcasts and  at special events. She was a featured singer for the celebration of Church  President Gordon B. Hinckley’s 90th birthday, for the dedication of the  Winter Quarters Temple, and in a special fireside broadcast in 1996, hosted  by Elder Russell M. Ballard, which featured the testimonies of Sister  Bybee, quarterback Steve Young, former Miss American Sharlene Wells Hawkes, and businessman J. Willard Marriott.  


Ariel Bybee can be heard in Franco Zeffirelli’s motion picture version of  “La Traviata”, singing the role of Flora. As well as being heard on numerous “Live at the Lincoln Center” telecasts (and several videos), Ariel Bybee  has recorded two solo albums, “0 Divine Redeemer” and “Eternal Day”.  

Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed. More information can be obtained by calling the Washington, DC Temple Visitors’ Center at 301-587-0144.