Dear Friends,

I think itís about time for another update! First, I would like to thank all of you who were able to come out to the concerts I performed at BYU Education Week. What an awesome experience it was! All but one performance was completely sold out. The Broadway concert was very well received, which is not surprising considering the amazing talent I had performing with me (Dan Beck, Michelle Boothe, my wife Rachel, and Ross Boothe at the piano). And the “Prayer” concert felt as spiritually inspiring as ever. I also had the added bonus of singing an improvised medley of the hymns “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” with my friend, the incredible pianist Marvin Goldstein, at one of his Education Week presentations in the De Jong Concert Hall. It was a week I will never forget.

Now on to the updates:

 
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NEW ALBUM:
As I mentioned in the last newsletter, I am very excited to announce that I will be releasing a new album in March 2010 through Deseret Bookís Shadow Mountain music label! The title of the album will be Song of Redeeming Love with the Saviorís love, mission and atonement as itís central theme. And here for the first time ever revealed to the public is the finalized album song list (subject to change, but not likely):

  1. How Great the Wisdom and the Love (Hymn) (Words by Eliza R. Snow, Music by Thomas McIntyre)
  2. Amazing Grace (Folk) (by John Newton)
  3. Heíll Find a Way (Contemporary) (original song)
  4. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Folk) (Music by John Wyeth, Words by Robert Robinson)
  5. My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Folk) (by Isaac Watts)
  6. Savior, Redeemer of My Soul (Hymn) (Words by Orson F. Whitney, Music by Rob Gardner) (originally from the “Prayer” album)
  7. Iím Trying to Be Like Jesus (Primary Hymn) (by Janice Kapp Perry)
  8. A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (Hymn) (Words by James Montgomery, Music by George Coles)
  9. I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Hymn) (Words by Samuel Medley, Music by Lewis D. Edwards)
  10. How Can I Keep From Singing (Folk) (by Robert Wadsworth Lowry)
  11. Come Harvest Time (Contemporary) (by Lowell Alexander)
  12. Jesus, Once of Humble Birth (Hymn) (Words by Parley P. Pratt, Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer)
  13. BONUS: O, Divine Redeemer (Classical) (by Charles Gounod) (piano only, live recording)

I am also excited to work with many of the same incredibly talented musicians that I participated with on the “Prayer” album. The arrangers include Sam Cardon, Kurt Bestor, Tyler Castleton and Rob Gardner. I will also be using Jenny Oaks Baker as a violin soloist on two numbers as well as the amazing BYU Singers to sing choir parts on two of the more powerful songs on the album. And, of course, Tyler Castleton will be producing.

I canít tell you how thrilled I am to be working on this new album, especially with all of these brilliant and talented people! Iím so grateful for the opportunity to share my testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ.

 
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“THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” NATIONAL TOUR:
After a few months filled with rehearsing, recording, and costume/hair/mask fittings, I am now officially a Phantom understudy! What an exhilarating role to play! Itís something Iíve dreamed about for a long time. My first scheduled performance as the Phantom will be in Tempe, AZ, at the Gammage Theatre on November 15 (evening show). For any of you who are able, please come, I would love to see you.

As I previously announced, I have also become an Andrť understudy and have had several opportunities to play that very fun role over the past few months.

 
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NEW WEBSITE:
For those of you who havenít seen it already, you must visit my new website: www.dallynvailbayles.com! My wife did an amazing job, if I may say so myself. Also, in relation to the above, be sure to click on “Photos” to see newly posted pictures of me as the Phantom (taken during my final dress rehearsal) and as Andrť and Raoul!

 
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PERSONAL:
And on a very personal note I have two things Iíd like to share with you. My 19-year-old cousin, Chad Pinkston, passed away a few days ago after a long fight with cancer. He is a great inspiration and example to me as he continually kept his great sense of humor and courage despite his circumstances. One of his favorite songs became “Not My Will,” which I have the great honor of singing at his funeral this week.

On the other end of the spectrum, I am happy to announce that my beautiful wife is pregnant with our fourth child!

Life and death, beauty and tragedy, all within a short time of each other. This is life and all part of Godís eternal plan for us. It makes me so grateful to know the answers to the questions of “where did we come from?”, “why are we here?”, and “where are we going after this life?”.

 
 

May God bless you all, my friends! As always, thank you for your support!

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