Here's what the concert looked liked along with the spectacular light-show.
Below are some (most shaky) photos taken from a distance without flash.
To our surprise, 10 of our students from far away Shandong University-Old Campus were allowed to be volunteers backstage with the performers, ushering and other duties!!!! You'll see photos of them included as well.
Between the musical vignettes there was thematic commentary provided via projection on a huge screen behind the band. All kinds of people spoke about their personal thoughts on family, love, service, life, happiness; and it was all tastefully dubbed into Chinese. So, it didn't really matter that much if the audience members couldn't understand the English lyrics to the songs that were being sung; they understood the message and enthusiastic with which is was delivered.
There was also some incredible choreography that WOWed the audience.
Near the end an excellent musical of popular Chinese folksongs was performed with splendid costuming. The Chinese audience LOVED it!!!
Our students were absolutely thrilled to work with these fine BYU students their own age. This is diplomacy at its best!