Posted by djafan on Friday, December 2, 2016
REXBURG — This year’s Brigham Young University-Idaho Christmas concert has proved to be a historic event for the university.
It is the first time BYU-Idaho has ever sold out a concert in the BYU-Idaho Center, where Saturday’s concert will be held.
Don Sparhawk, coordinator of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series, would say the BYU-Idaho Center is the biggest auditorium in Idaho and one of the largest in the country. It has been filled before, such as for devotionals at which prominent members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were speaking, but it has never before sold out.
Even when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir came to perform at BYU-Idaho, just 12,000 seats were filled.
Sparhawk said he thought with 15,000 tickets available that everyone who wanted to go would be able to get a ticket. However, multiple people have been posting on Facebook in search of tickets, some appearing desperate to get them. Some have even sold the $15 tickets for more than the purchased price — for up to $25 or even $35.
Sparhawk said he found it amazing that there is still such a demand for the tickets.
He thinks the overwhelming response to this particular concert may be due to a combination of the popularity of the Christmas concert itself and the popularity of David Archuleta’s Christmas music.
The center seats 15,000 people.
credit BYU Idaho
WOW! The excitement is sure building for this one. Can’t wait to see if we get any tidbits. Safe travels to all!
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Posted by djafan on Friday, November 25, 2016
credit David Archuleta’s Official Website
CHRISTMAS WITH DAVID ARCHULETA
& NATHAN PACHECO
Make the season bright with a joyful mix of Christmas classics and popular hits when this hometown pop star and classically trained tenor share the stage for a very special concert to get holiday season started.
DE JONG CONCERT HALL
The Gerrit de Jong, Jr., Concert Hall is used for concerts of the major choral and instrumental organizations, musical theatre productions of the opera workshop, special lyceums, and official meetings of the college or University. It is also used for high-quality recordings and live film and television productions of musical events. The de Jong Concert Hall is beautifully designed, aesthetically and acoustically. Its seats are arranged in continental seating style with no center aisles. The stage is 94 feet across and 47 feet deep, with a tip that adds 10 feet for a total depth of 57 feet. A functional, handsome facility, it seats 1,268.
credit BYU images
First Christmas concert tonight! And as always hoping for pictures and videos!
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Posted by djafan on Monday, October 5, 2015
The BYU Spectacular is this Thursday and Friday. It looks like it’s going to be an epic event! Please let there be videos! A Periscope event would be nice 🙂 I’ll be following twitter for any news. Let us know if you’ll be going in the comments and if you’ll be tweeting post your twitter handle so I can make sure I’m following you.
The Digital Universe
David Archuleta appearance may bring record crowd to BYU Spectacular
Some of BYU’s most popular performing groups will share center stage with David Archuleta at this year’s BYU Spectacular.
BYU Spectacular producer Michael Handley said there has never been such a high demand for tickets to the show.
“There’s a particular interest in David Archuleta,” Handley said. “That’s triggered the terrific box office response.”
Tickets went on sale in July, but the demand was so high that the BYU Alumni Association added 1,800 seats to each show — 3,600 extra seats total. This is the first time that a performance of BYU Spectacular has ever sold out, according to Handley.
The Marriott Center “empty”
Handley said BYU students and alumni are not the only ones excited about Archuleta’s performance in the BYU Spectacular.
“All of the performing groups have expressed interest in performing with David,” Handley said. “I think the audience will really enjoy seeing our groups interact with him.”
Most of the music in the show, including Archuleta’s music, will be accompanied by the BYU jazz band Synthesis. Archuleta will also sing with Women’s Chorus and Vocal Point. The Contemporary Dance Theatre will also perform alongside him.
The Cougarettes will dance while Archuleta sings “Glorious,” the song he debuted in the movie “Meet the Mormons.”
“This will be extremely memorable for the Cougarettes,” Overman said. “It’s a unique experience to work with someone as well known as David Archuleta.”
Handley said Archuleta seems enthusiastic about performing with BYU groups as well.
“He was extremely interested and excited at our request to pair him off with our ensembles,” Handley said. “This is an opportunity that I don’t think he normally gets.”
The Marriot Center “full”
BYU Spectacular is one of many school-sponsored events during Homecoming week. Some of the other popular events include True Blue Foam and the homecoming dances, all leading up to Saturday’s football game against the East Carolina Pirates.
The 2015 BYU Homecoming week officially begins Tuesday, Oct. 6, and ends Saturday, Oct. 10.
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Posted by djafan on Saturday, August 23, 2014
I wonder if he’s going.
I wonder if it’s true.
Is he going to matriculate?
To good ole BYU?
I wouldn’t blame him if he did.
Aim higher at some learning.
I wouldn’t blame him
Aim sky high!
Just don’t forget
Us down here yearning.
For the music and the VOICE
That in this moment
Made us weep,
The next rejoice.
Still waiting patiently,
The next rejoice.
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