Pop singer David Archuleta

Pop singer David Archuleta and country singer Josh Turner highlight this spring's Center Stage Performing Arts Series at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

The season opens with the Salt Lake Children's Choir on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall.

Pianist Alpin Hong will return for a performance April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall.

The folk and bluegrass group Molly in the Mineshaft will perform May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkham Auditorium.

Ultimi, a trio of classically trained tenors based in Utah, will singer May 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall.

Country singer Josh Turner will perform May 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium.

In his first performance in Rexburg since returning from a church mission, David Archuleta will perform two shows on June 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium.

The annual Patriots and Pioneers concert July 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center will feature the BYU-Idaho choirs and band, along with singer George Dyer from Branson, Mo.

As part of Education Week activities, Marvin Goldstein and Vanessa Joy will perform July 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall and Hilary Weeks and Nik Day will perform July 29 in the Hart Auditorium.

A free brochure listing all performing arts events at BYU-Idaho is available at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office and the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce, or by calling 496-2000. Detailed information can also be found on the Center Stage website at www.byui.edu/centerstage.

Season tickets also may be ordered through the ticket office by calling 496-3170.

Here is more detailed information about each event:

Salt Lake Children's Choir
Friday, April 22
7:30 p.m., Barrus Concert Hall

The Salt Lake Children's Choir has long been regarded as one of the finest ensembles of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1979 by director Ralph B. Woodward, the choir emphasizes natural vocal development and the performance of music of the great masters, as well as outstanding folk and contemporary music from many lands. Widely admired for its pure, angelic sound, the choir has been featured at numerous conventions of the American Choral Directors' Association and performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The choir's BYU-Idaho performance will include works by Palestrina, Schubert, Brahms and other masters, as well as fascinating traditional music from Europe and the Americas.
Tickets go on sale April 4. $4 for BYU-Idaho students, $8 for general public. No children under four. Event dress.

Alpin Hong
Friday, April 29
7:30 p.m., Barrus Concert Hall

Performances across the globe have earned pianist Alpin Hong the reputation as a modern-day Pied Piper. From Walt Disney Hall to the White House, his combination of stunning technique, emotional range and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet. Rooted in extensive classical training and a background in extreme sports, martial arts and video games, Mr. Hong is a creative force unmatched in his vitality and charisma. He was the winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition in 2001. His teachers have included Mark Richman and Emilio del Rosario. He completed his master's degree as a student of Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School.
Tickets go on sale April 11. $6 for BYU-Idaho students, $12 for general public. No children under six. Event dress.

Molly in the Mineshaft
Friday, May 13
7:30 p.m., Kirkham Auditorium

Molly in the Mineshaft plays a fusion of styles, including contemporary folk, bluegrass, jazz, Celtic and rock. Based in Provo, Utah, members of the group met while attending college and performing with other bands. Awards and recognitions by members of the group include three-time national twin-fiddle champions 2009, 2010, 2012; multiple state fiddle championships; "Best of State" small instrumental group 2012; two-time state mandolin champion 2012-2013; state banjo champion 2012; and "Best Original Composition" Utah Percussive Arts Society 2012. The band's purpose is to uplift and inspire people of all ages through its special blend of high-energy entertainment and diverse musical heritage.
Tickets go on sale April 25. $6 for BYU-Idaho students, $12 for general public. No children under six. Classroom dress.

Ultimi
Friday, May 20
7:30 p.m., Barrus Concert Hall

Ultimi (pronounced "ool-tee-me") combines the vocal and instrumental talents of Isaac Hurtado, Tyler Nelson and Brian Stucki. Joining forces in February 2014, the three have performed well over 100 operatic tenor roles combined and numerous concerts across the United States and abroad. The name "ultimi" means "latest" and has a connection to the Italian name of the shared Mormon faith of Isaac, Brian and Tyler. They will perform a program of popular operatic, inspirational and Broadway music. Tickets go on sale May 2. $6 for BYU-Idaho students, $12 for general public. No children under six. Event dress.

Josh Turner
Thursday, May 26
7:30 p.m., Hart Auditorium
6 p.m., Preshow dinner in Manwaring Center Special Events Room

Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music's most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut "Long Black Train" to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release "Punching Bag," Turner has garnered multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations. Turner's hits include "Your Man," "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Firecracker," "Would You Go with Me," "All Over Me," and "Time Is Love," the most played country song of 2012.
Tickets go on sale April 18. Floor and Red Seats: $22 for BYU-Idaho students, $38 for general public. Bleachers: $18 for BYU-Idaho students, $34 for general public. No children under four. Classroom dress. $15 extra for preshow dinner at 6 p.m. No children under 6. Classroom dress.

David Archuleta
Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4
7:30 p.m., Hart Auditorium

David Archuleta became a star when he was just 16. In 2008 more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him runner-up in Season 7 of "American Idol." Soon after, the young Utahan signed with Jive Records and his first single "Crush," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of its release. In 2010 David released his third album, The Other Side of Down which featured the single "Something 'Bout Love" and appeared as guest star on The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's holiday album, "David Archuleta - Glad Christmas Tidings." In 2012, David put his singing career on hiatus so he could volunteer for a two-year stint as a full-time missionary in Santiago, Chile. David returned in March 2014, eager to perform and record once again.
Tickets go on sale May 2. $20 for BYU-Idaho students, $35 for general public. Classroom dress. No children under 4.

Patriots and Pioneers
featuring BYU-Idaho students and special guest George Dyer
Saturday, July 9
7:30 p.m., BYU-Idaho Center
6 p.m., Preshow dinner in Manwaring Center Special Events Room

The BYU-Idaho Department of Music will present a major July concert to celebrate American patriots and pioneers. Singer George Dyer will join more than 200 students, including Men's Choir, Women's Choir and Symphony Band. Mr. Dyer has performed extensively in prestigious opera houses and concert halls across North America and in many countries. He has been a guest soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on numerous occasions. In the fall of 2009, "The George Dyer Show" opened in Branson, Missouri.
Tickets go on sale June 6. $6 for general public, $3 for BYU-Idaho students. $15 extra for preshow dinner at 6 p.m. No children under 6. Event dress.

Marvin Goldstein and Vanessa Joy
Education Week Concert
Thursday, July 28
7:30 p.m., Barrus Concert Hall

Enjoy the vocal stylings of Vanessa Joy and the piano artistry of Marvin Goldstein in a performance that will feature everything from Broadway to the classics. Experience laughter, banter and exquisite musical arrangements of your favorite music. Expect to have a lot of fun at this special Education Week concert.
Tickets now on sale. $12 for general public, $8 for BYU-Idaho students and Education Week participants. Classroom dress. No children under four.

Hilary Weeks and Nik Day
Education Week Concert
Friday, July 29
7:30 p.m., Hart Auditorium

Two popular Shadow Mountain recording artists, Hilary Weeks and Nik Day, will team up for an uplifting evening of spiritual music. Over the past 18 years Hilary has released 10 solo albums. Her most recent releases Every Step and Say Love both charted on the Christian Billboard Charts. Since attending BYU-Idaho where he was a popular performer, Nik has continued his career writing music for many church projects.  
Tickets now on sale. $10 for general public, $5 for BYU-Idaho students and Education Week participants. Classroom dress.