Short Hills, NJ – On Palm Sunday, April 17th, the Short Hills congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present its annual Palm Sunday concert entitled “Hope in Christ.” This free musical event begins at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the general public. The church building is located at 140 White Oak Ridge Road in Short Hills, New Jersey.
The music and the spoken word of “Hope in Christ” is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The concert will feature the talents of New Providence locals and professional singers Jamie Baer Peterson and Dallyn Vail Bayles, in addition to choral selections performed by the congregational choir.
Jamie Baer Peterson, a native of Minnesota, was educated at the Eastman School of Music and began her opera career as an apprentice with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has been a soloist with the Dallas, Atlanta, Hartford, Princeton and Omaha Symphonies and in two national broadcasts with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Opera highlights include leading roles with L’Opera de Nice, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, Central City Opera, and New York City Opera. She is on the faculty of Monmouth University and the Wharton Music Center.
Dallyn Vail Bayles is a professional actor, singer and recording artist. He most recently performed with the Broadway touring company of The Phantom of the Opera as a Phantom, Raoul and André under-study. He also toured to China, Korea, Canada and throughout the United States performing in Les Misérables. In New York, Dallyn performed with Stephen Schwartz in the industry presentation of his musical, Children of Eden. He has also starred in several films and regional theatre productions. Dallyn was a guest soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the “Music and the Spoken Word” national broadcast. He has recorded two solo inspirational albums, Prayer and Song of Redeeming Love.