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Singers perform at St. Paul's

LONDON, ENGLAND

The Brigham Young University Singers performed in London's historic St. Paul's Cathedral on May 11 as part of a three-week tour throughout England and Wales.

The Brigham Young University Singers perform a lunchtime concert at historic St Paul's Cathedral in London on May 11, 2012.
The Brigham Young University Singers perform a lunchtime concert at historic St Paul's Cathedral in London on May 11, 2012. Photo: IRI

Light from the cathedral's ancient windows shone down on the singers as they performed music from the Renaissance by Guerrero and de Victoria, as well as more recent compositions, such as an extract from "The Restoration" by LDS composer Merrill Bradshaw.

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the most recognizable and iconic sites in London. The present building was constructed in the 17th century and has hosted several historic occasions, while its world-famous Dome and Whispering Gallery are widely considered to be must-see visitor attractions. Leaders in early LDS history, including Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruff, visited St. Paul's Cathedral while serving in England.

Each year only a few visiting choirs are given the rare privilege to perform an unaccompanied recital at St. Paul's. Ronald Staheli, conductor of the BYU Singers, led them in the program.

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