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Singing for African royalty

Students gathered in the Taylor Chapel Thursday afternoon to hear forum speaker Randall Kempton.

Kempton, who has been teaching music at BYU-Idaho since 1999, talked about his choral performances in the African country of Ghana.

Accompanied by a choir made up of BYU-I students, Kempton has been touring in Ghana since 2013. He’s even had the opportunity to perform with his choir in the presence of King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Recently, a choir consisting of BYU-I students led by Kempton, returned to Ghana to meet and perform with a Ghanaian choir.

Spencer Bean, a junior studying vocal performance went on the trip.

“It was so nice to get to work with these people who love what they do,” Bean said.

Luke Harlan, a freshman studying visual design, attended the Thursday forum.

“It doesn’t matter if you are white or black, these Ghanaian people just seem to love each other,” Harlan said.

Kempton concluded his presentation by encouraging attendees to keep re-creating themselves. He told students to give all they have to God.

“God will use anything we offer him, so give him everything,” Kempton said.

For more information on upcoming forum events, visit I-Belong.


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