The Collegiate Singers from Brigham Young University-Idaho successfully completed their last tour performing in Salt Lake City, Blackfoot and several cities in Wyoming a few weeks ago.

The collegiate singers is comprised of 42 of the university's finest vocalists. Under the direction of Randall Kempton they try to uplift families and individuals of all ages.  

"We tour every other year, we recently visited Wyoming. Before that we visited Washington, Ghana, Minnesota. The group has been around the United States and Alaska," Kempton said. "We'll be doing another tour at the end of the April semester this next year."  

For their last tour during the week of easter they focused more on songs about Christ.  

This experience of being in a big choir and touring the country is inspiring these students to help others develop their talents and help them become better musicians to share those same talents and inspire others.  

"My goal is to be a high school choir teacher," said Benjamin Simms, a member of the Collegiate Singers. "One thing I've taken away from this choir for that is the idea of not water things down. You don't have to be born with a huge amount of talent if you are willing to work hard and you want to make a difference in the world."  

The group has appeared with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on its weekly broadcast of "Music and the Spoken Word.

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