Green River native Dallyn Bayles returns
|Dallyn and Rachel Bayles sing for the Green River audience.|
Dallyn Bayles along with his wife Rachel Hoffman Bayles performed in Green River on April 27. Bayles is a Green River native where his love for the stage and song was cultivated. Bayles recently released his first CD entitled Prayer which is an inspirational collection of songs.
Bayles said, "It is thrilling to be able to perform in this auditorium. I know how important growing up in this area was to my career. Ms. Jessica Jenkins developed in me a love of Broadway and its songs. Broadway songs are the songs of life; songs with meaning."
Bayles introduced his wife Rachel. He said it was love at first sight although it took him 10 months to convince her to marry him. Together they sang, "In Whatever Time We Have," this song talks about taking advantage of every moment; because we don't know how long that will be.
Bayles told of the support of his wife, one ploy he used to get her to marry him was to tell her he was going to medical school. He later told her he was going to be an actor. "She has been my biggest supporter, she's made the uncertainty all worthwhile. She's made the world a more beautiful place to live," said Dallyn.
Rachel said after six and a half years of marriage she has noticed differences. They have different tastes in music, but some of what she likes is beginning to rub off on him. "One of the beautiful parts of marriage is that you become one and act in unison. Different harmonies combine to make one head, one heart, one life," said Rachel.
Dallyn said, "One of the responsibilities that accompany marriage is to love and care for one another. Such was the case with King Arthur and Gwenivere." He then sang, "How to Handle a Woman," from Camelot.
Rachel talked about forgiveness, she talked about Jane Eyre and how Jane learned to live a happier life through forgiveness and her friend Helen helped her to discover this knowledge for herself.
|Dallyn and Rachel Bayles visit with Tim and LuRey Vetere. Dallyn dedicated one of his songs at the concert to their son Jace Vetere who recently passed away in a motorcycle accident.|
Dallyn said that he often has to seek forgiveness for the gypsy life he leads which can be a self-consuming life and he often has to step back and say that family is the most important thing. Sometimes work and other things take on too much importance. Dallyn emphasized his thoughts with a song about a man who lost his love while obsessing over finishing a painting.
Rachel told of her decision to quit her work as an illustrator and focus entirely on her three children. She said even though the world may look down on stay-at-home moms, the children will always look up to the mom. "Being a mom is an intense experience." She also told of an argument she was having with Dallyn when their daughter reminded them to apologize to each other. Children are always listening and learning. The daughter said, "Heavenly Father was trying to tell you but, you were too loud, so he told me."
Dallyn told of his experience making his new CD, Prayer and he did a few selections from the CD. He said the songs are written as prayers and are emotionally demanding. Many of them acknowledge God and our dependency on him to have trust and faith. He said his brother sang one of the songs from Prayer at Jace Vetere's funeral and he dedicated the song, "Better than I," from Joseph: King of Dreams to the Vetere family.
Dallyn said one of the most fervent prayers is that of a parent for a child. He sang, "He's my Son."
Rachel told of a play they saw which told of the friendship of Glinda the good witch and the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz, before Oz came along they had a unique friendship and were roommates in college. She told of the impact each of us have on the lives of others and how we can influence others for good. People come into each others lives for a reason and I am who I am today because I knew you. Your hand print is on my heart, my friend. Because I knew you I have been changed for good; were some of the thoughts and lyrics shared. Dallyn and Rachel closed the concert with the song, "For Good," from Wicked.
"God bless you Green River and thank you so much," said Dallyn.
Dallyn and Rachel visited with the Green River people after the concert and signed autographs and copies of his new CD.
Joseph Hoffman, Rachel's brother was the accompanist for the concert. He received his Masters of Music from Brigham Young University in choral conducting and has been the director of BYU's Chorale.