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BYU cancels Marie Osmond concerts with Young Ambassadors

Marie Osmond on a 2019 episode of CBS’s “The Talk.”
Marie Osmond on a 2019 episode of CBS’s “The Talk.”

SALT LAKE CITY — Entertainer Marie Osmond was scheduled to perform two shows with Brigham Young University’s Young Ambassadors on March 28 to commemorate the Young Ambassadors’ 50th anniversary. Those shows, however, have been canceled, Osmond’s publicist confirmed with the Deseret News on Monday.

Concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus have caused the cancellation, restriction or rescheduling of practically all large group gatherings in the state of Utah. This has included numerous BYU events, such as the school’s spring graduation ceremonies.

Osmond’s concerts with the Young Ambassadors were going to involve hundreds of alumni from BYU’s traveling performance group. For 50 years, the Young Ambassadors have traveled around the world performing for diverse audiences, and many of its members have gone on to perform on Broadway.

According to the website for BYU’s College of Fine Arts and Communications, the school “will not reschedule events or other related activities until after the coronavirus issue subsides. In accordance with the university, all activities are cancelled through Spring term (June 15) we will re-evaluate summer activities and events as we get closer to that time.”

The university says it is actively working to refund ticket holders for these cancelled performances.