The Choir’s longstanding partnership with Educational Tours has provided wholesome music for thousands to enjoy, across the world, since 1998
At the invitation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Visitors’ Center Director, the Southern Utah Heritage Choir performed over the weekend at the Rome, Italy Temple. With free admission for all, the wholesome and uplifting program welcomed a crowd of worshippers to the recently dedicated temple site.
This performance was part of a series of performances the St. George, Utah based choir is providing across Italy over the next week. Their next stop being the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica, where the Choir sang Mass on Friday, October 11. Subsequent performances will be provided at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Mark’s English Church and St. Mark’s Basilica.
“We are delighted to be able to share our voices and faith with our friends in Italy,” said Dr. Ken Peterson, Principal Conductor for the Southern Utah Heritage Choir. “For a quarter of a century the Choir has provided inspiring programs to the people of Southern Utah and at locations around the world. Finally, we can count the Eternal City as one where we have shared our testimonies.”
The Southern Utah Heritage Choir is a 180-voice volunteer community choir, comprised of men and women from all faiths. With the help of Educational Tours, they have provided dozens of free, national and international concerts. From Ireland and Poland to Mexico and New York, the Choir has traveled extensively since 1998 with the mission of bringing people to Christ through music.
“It’s extremely rewarding for us to be able to help put a tour like this together,” said Todd Jones, President of Educational Tours. “Between seeing the impact these performances have on the communities that receive them and the impact that these performances have on the performers themselves, these are great experiences.”