Summer 2006: Tour
Tuesday, July 11th - Sunday, July 16th, 2006
Tuesday-Tuesday- July 11th
Met at 9:00 am at Lindell Chapel
Traveled to Cedar City and experienced the Tony Award Winning Shakespearean Festival. We saw the Gilbert and Sullivan play and enjoyed a fun twist about a group of sailors in HMS Pinafore.
Performed a concert for the youth of Cedar City.
Participated in a youth dance festival learning all styles of dance.
Stayed the night in Cedar City.
Wednesday – July 12th
Traveled to the historic Cove Fort and took a glimpse of Utah's pioneer past.
Continued to Fillmore and see Utah's oldest existing governmental building, the Territorial Statehouse that was once Utah’s state capitol.
Had lunch in Orem, Utah while we enjoyed the great entertainment of comedian Dave Nibley.
Took a hike through the majestic Uinta National Forest to Timpanogos Cave.
Returned to the hotel for a swim and shower
Got ready for Utah’s most unique dining and theater experience. The Desert Star’s dinner theater for a spoof on Pirates of the Caribbean 2 the Sequel.
Thursday – July 13th
Took TRAX to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. A renowned professor will shared his knowledge on the roles of music in pioneer history.
The choir attended a choral master class by a university professor.
The orchestra headed to the world class Violin Making School of America. Experienced first hand instruments in the making by students all over the world.
Met together in downtown Salt Lake City Temple Square, the most popular destination site
Went to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and saw the new Joseph Smith film about the life and legacy of Joseph Smith.
Saw other historical sites with chaperones: Temple Square, LDS Church History Museum, The Beehive House, Shopping, etc.
Dinner for everyone at the Garden Court in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Personal backstage tour of the conference center, the new premiere meeting center for the church.
President of the Tabernacle Choir then met with us and spoke with the group. We shared the experience of an actual choir rehearsal.
Friday – July 14th
Spent a day of fun at Utah’s historical amusement park, Lagoon. Built in the late 1800’s this park now has thirty-five rides, a water park, historic Pioneer Village, live entertainment, shops, games and delicious eating. It all adds up to a day of fun.
Saturday – July 15th
Took part in service for the church humanitarian program. Put humanitarian projects together.
Toured the humanitarian center and Welfare Square. Learned about how we can help succor countless people across the globe.
Met at Springville Art Museum for tour and lecture by world renowned art curator, Vern Swanson.
PERFORMED A CONCERT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT SPRINGVILLE ART MUSEUM. Utah relatives came and enjoyed a fun, casual concert at the museum. They then joined us for a picnic at a nearby park.
Sunday – July 16th
Attended the world’s longest continuous broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word.
Traveled home to Las Vegas.
The Miracle is that we barely passed through I15 before a large wildfire caused the closure of the road.