Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Cantata


Easter Cantata, “Love’s Greatest Gift”
Saturday & Sunday,  April 19 & 20, 2014 
 7pm
Logan Tabernacle
All are Welcome   --  Free to the Public

An Easter Cantata, “Love’s Greatest Gift”, will be performed Saturday and Sunday, April 19 & 20, at 7:00 pm, at the Logan Tabernacle in a Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Admission is free.

"Love's Greatest Gift" was co-written by Cecelia Benson, Karen Carter, and John Carter of Logan, Utah and based on a text by the late Hortense Richardson of Salt Lake City. The cantata will be conducted by John Carter with full orchestra and choir.

The text of this cantata begins where most other works leave off, at the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and follows through to His ascension into Heaven.  The role of Mary will be sung by Heather Shepherd, a soprano residing in Atlanta Georgia, and the role of Christ will be sung by Christopher J. Carter, from Logan, Utah. Many other local soloists will be featured in the performance.
This year's performance will mark the 15th year that the work has been performed since 1996.

THE CONCERT AND LECTURE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY  CACHE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AN INTERFAITH AND CIVIC ORGANIZATION, AND IS ALSO SPONSORED IN PART BY THE RAPZ TAX.  THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ALLOWS FREE USE OF THE HISTORIC LOGAN TABERNACLE, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT.


Golden West Winds

Golden West Winds 
Logan Tabernacle 
7:00 pm 
Friday, April 25, 2014
 Free Admission 
The Golden West Winds is a woodwind quintet of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base, California. This ensemble of flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bass clarinet supports a wide variety of musical events ranging from military ceremonies and patriotic shows to educational programs and recitals of original works for woodwind quintet. The Golden West Winds plays music of all styles including marches, jazz and classical music.  Their “Americana” show is suitable for any audience while the educational show is specialized young students. 

The members of the Golden West Winds are all professional Air Force musicians working in support of Air Force and Air Mobility Command official military recruiting and community relations objectives

THE CONCERT AND LECTURE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY  CACHE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AN INTERFAITH AND CIVIC ORGANIZATION, AND IS ALSO SPONSORED IN PART BY THE RAPZ TAX.  THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ALLOWS FREE USE OF THE HISTORIC LOGAN TABERNACLE, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FINANCIAL Support.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Handel's Messiah

Handel’s Messiah
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
 7 p.m.
Logan Tabernacle

All are Welcome   --  Free to the Public
 Donations of Food and Hygiene items are encouraged for the Cache Community Food Pantry.

Handel’s Messiah will be presented by a choir composed of members from nine local prestigious  choirs at the Logan Tabernacle in a celebration of Easter, conducted by John Ribera and accompanied by a 25 piece orchestra of selected instrumentalists from the area.  The choir members are from the  American Festival Chorus, Bel Canto, Christmas Benefit Concert Choir, Imperial Glee Club, LDS Choirs, Men’s A Cappella of Cache Valley, First Presbyterian Chancellery Choir, St. John’s Episcopal Church Choir and the Towne Singers.

Conductor John Ribera has been conducting choirs since the late 1970's in various states and in Germany.  His love of music started at a young age singing and playing the violin in high school and college.   Ribera’s family moved here in 2000; John is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University, and an audiologist.

The soloists for this concert are soprano Lynnette Owens, altos Gayla M.Johnson and Loralee Choate, tenor Ivon Cullumber, and basses Harry Heap, Ben Burt and Jonathan Choate.  Familiar choruses include Hallelujah, For Unto Us a Child is Born, And the Glory. Solos will include I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, and The Trumpet Shall Sound.

George F. Handel composed this well-known oratorio in 23 days during the darkest moments of his life. This choral masterpiece was first performed in Dublin, Ireland in 1742 and has been played somewhere in the world every year since. Handel never performed Messiah at Christmas time, but rather near Easter. He donated all proceeds of his concerts to the poor and needy. It is a fitting Eastertide message. The libretto (words/lyrics) come directly from Old and New Testaments.

This will be the tenth performance of the Messiah at the Logan Tabernacle since 2000.  Thanks to our community for past support of Messiah concerts and for donating food and hygiene items to support the Food Pantry.  
         
THE CONCERT AND LECTURE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY  CACHE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AN INTERFAITH AND CIVIC ORGANIZATION, AND IS ALSO SPONSORED IN PART BY THE RAPZ TAX.  THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ALLOWS FREE USE OF THE HISTORIC LOGAN TABERNACLE, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT.







Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"Who Do You Think You Are?”

      

         "Who Do You Think You Are?”          
     Friday, 14 March 2014, 7:00 pm 
     Free...All are welcome 

Everyone seems to be interested in learning about their ancestors. One of the most popular uses of the Internet is genealogy, searching family roots and connections. We seem to be interested in learning about our connections to other people, both near and far. The popular television series, "Who Do You Think You Are?”, began in Great Britain but has become a success on American television as well. In the series, a celebrity is guided through the process of becoming acquainted with ancestors, often for the first time. 


Learning about an ancestor's life's struggles, challenges, and victories can give purpose and understanding to one's own life. Strength and resiliency in our life often come from knowing that someone just like us has met and overcome a similar or greater challenge. The connectedness among family members across generations provides understanding. 


As we learn more about our ancestors, we may also learn that those with whom we are closely related were as different from us in some ways as those who now live worlds away, either literally or in political opinions and ideologies. We may discover that our closest relatives share important characteristics with those we might find difficult to call our friends. But, we are family, after all. On many of the most important matters, we have much in common. 

Our greatest differences may be found in issues that are more temporary in nature. This is an important lesson because it is similar to what we learn in our interfaith activities. We have in common so many of the important attributes even though we may not share all of our views. One of the things we hope to accomplish in this event is to help everyone to appreciate the similarities we enjoy as part of the human family even though we may differ on political and religious issues. 

This evening promises to be a fun night as we enjoy learning a little more about our friends and neighbors, and who knows, we may find we are actually cousins. 






THE CONCERT AND LECTURE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY  CACHE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AN INTERFAITH AND CIVIC ORGANIZATION, AND IS ALSO SPONSORED IN PART BY THE RAPZ TAX.  THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ALLOWS FREE USE OF THE HISTORIC LOGAN TABERNACLE, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT.




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 at the Tabernacle


“Life Stories From World War II”

A Concert and Lecture Series Event at the Logan Tabernacle
Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm
All are Welcome -- Free to the Public

This program will feature Life Stories From World War II, shared experiences and its aftermath from a Dutchman (Henny Verhoef), a German (Edgar R. Lewandowski), and an American (Rex Thompson).  

Henny Verhoef was born in Utrecht, Holland and immigrated to the United States in 1956.  In 1959, he returned to Holland to marry his sweetheart Stijnie.  He likes to present Dutch culture in food and song, and last December he led singing of Dutch Christmas carols at the Cache County Senor Citizen Center.  Henny graduated in Computer Engineering from Syracuse, New York.  He and his wife Stijnie have traveled extensively, having visited or lived in Holland, Turkey, most of Europe, Thailand, and Vietnam to name a few.  Henny enjoys playing pool, billiard and snooker, and enjoys riding his bike.  Hennie and Stijnie have been married for 54 years and are proud to be U. S. Citizens.


Edgar R. Lewandowski was born in Germany and lived there during WWII. Having survived difficult times, the bombing of his homeland and the constant fear in  his area, he decided to leave Germany for a more peaceful life.  He immigrated to the United States in 1959 and settled in Logan, Utah.  He had his sweetheart, Christel,  follow him and married her in 1960. After graduating from USU, he continued his studies at the University of Washington and spent the next six years teaching at the University of California before returning back to Logan, where they’ve resided ever since.  They have raised two daughters and a son and now have been married for 54 years.  


Rex Thompson and his wife, Edna, grew up in Clarkston, Utah. Childhood sweethearts, she waited for him while he served an LDS mission.After they were married, Rex enlisted in the Marine Corp. He left his new wife and served for 2 1/2 years in the Pacific Campaign, including the battle of Iwo Jima. Because he had experience grooming horses, Rex became the company barber. He assumed that would be his profession when he returned, but instead he became a postman who had basically the same route for 30 years. Rex has served in many leadership positions in the LDS church, and he and his wife served a married couple mission. He is affectionately known by his friends as "Pops." The Thompsons recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary!



The Concert and Lecture Series is sponsored by  Cache Community Connections an interFaith and Civic organization, and is also sponsored in part by the RAPZ TAX.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints allows free use of the Historic Logan Tabernacle, as well as providing financial support.



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Martin Luther King Celebration



Cache Community Connections, the valley's civic and interfaith group, invites everyone to attend the 4th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the Logan Tabernacle on Friday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.  This year's celebration will connect the experiences and dreams of Utah's refugee communities to the legacy of Dr. King.  Nandeng Alieu, a Dinka refugee woman from South Sudan, local refugees living in Cache Valley, and Katie Jensen of the English Language Center of Cache Valley will be the speakers.  Music provided by the Martin Luther King Celebration Choir.  Free admission and all are welcome.



The Concert and Lecture Series is sponsored by  Cache Community Connections and is also sponsored in part by the RAPZ TAX.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allows free use of the Historic Logan Tabernacle, as well as providing financial support.


Friday, December 13, 2013

LAST WEEK: 2013 CHRISTMAS MUSIC SERIES at the Logan Tabernacle

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.     ALL ARE WELCOME.
Click here to get the full 2 week schedule to print   
ALSO...Click on Names of Performers in RED to go to their website


Friday  Dec 13th                                                 7pm                                                    
                              Westminster Bell Choir    
                 
Using four octaves of English handbells and four octaves of chimes, the 18 members of theWestminster Bell Choirs will fill the Tabernacle with the sounds of familiar Christmas hymns and carols. The two choirs will use a variety of techniques to enliven such sacred and secular favorites as “Away in a Manger,” “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” and “Go, Tell It On the Mountain.” The concert will also include a piece by the Runaway Bell Quartet; an appearance by the First Presbyterian children’s bell choir; an opportunity for the audience to sing along with the bells; and special music by talented friends Kermit Herd and Elisabeth Evans. TheWestminster Bell Choirs are interfaith groups sponsored by Logan’s First Presbyterian Church.



Sunday December 15th                                     7pm 
                               Benefit Concert for the 
                 Cache Community Food Pantry

Admission will be a donation of a non-perishable item of food.  This concert will feature the Inter-Faith Community Choir lead by Harry Heap, Buffy Evans and John Ribera.  They will be joined by the Westminster Bell Choir conducted by Cathy Bullock and the Imperial Glee Club conducted by Warren Barton.
For more information call (435) 512-0898



Tuesday, Dec. 17                                                7pm
                           Brandon Clayton, organist
Brandon Clayton is a native of Durham, NC.  He came to Utah State University in the Fall of 1994 to study the organ and currently studies with Lynn Thomas.  Brandon is organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Logan, has played for the Logan Tabernacle Concert Series, and is a guest organist on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.  Brandon and his wife, Sarah Jane, have 3 beautiful daughters and reside in Providence.


Wednesday, Dec. 18                                        7pm 
                        Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers

Stories and journal entries are used during the program to bring to life Western Pioneer history from a woman’s perspective. These journal entries are particularly poignant at Christmastime. Railroad songs, religious hymns, western migration songs, and traditional folk music are performed by women who wear traditional costumes representative of the American West in the late 1800’s. 
The Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers’ program will include Christmas favorites such as “The Holly and the Ivy”, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, as well as the amusing “Mrs. Fogarty’s Christmas Cake”.  This is a group of thirteen women from Northern Utah who for twenty-one years have arranged, performed, and shared their love for traditional Western Pioneer, Railroad, and American folk songs. The group was created to preserve and promote the national and regional folk music heritage. Traditional instruments used during their programs include the mountain and hammered dulcimers, fiddle, bodhran (Irish) drum, guitar, concertina, tin whistle, banjo, folk bass, harmonica, and washboard. 
Members of the Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers are: Ronda Shaffer (director), Janet Hunt, Diane Erickson, Annette Barber, Pam Bench, Angela Daugherty, Diane Dunn, Kaye Jacobsen, Tere Moore, Janice Toyn, Eleanor Wellings, Merrilee Wells, and Becky Whittier. 

They have produced three CD’s entitled: “Pieces of Folk”, “A Cinnamon Creek Christmas”, and “Simple Gifts of Hymns”. For more information about the Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers, to book performances, or to purchase CD’s, please go to their web site: www.cinnamoncreekfolksingers.com.


Thursday, Dec. 19                                           7pm
                                Imperial Glee Club

Cache Valley’s historic men’s chorus, The Imperial Glee Club, will be performing traditional Christmas favorites including "Silent Night”, "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming”, "Still, Still, Still" and other familiar selections.  The Imperial Glee Club was founded with a charter of service and brotherhood in 1916 making it one of the oldest continuously performing men’s choruses in the United States.  Now in its 98th season of musical service to the community, the 25-30 club members come from throughout Cache Valley and perform choral music in a wide genre including show tunes, pop, and holiday music, with an emphasis on patriotic and spiritual anthems.  The club annually touches hearts and lives in northern Utah and southern Idaho with concerts in a wide variety of business, civic, church, service, and charitable venues.   

Under the direction of Warren Barton, Richard Keisker, and Craig Mortensen, with accompanists Janice Siggard and Vivian Blanchard, the club is dedicated to fostering four-part male choral music and meets one night each week for rehearsal.  Its season runs from September through June annually. 

Today, the club accepts invitations to sing at 25-30 venues annually.  Most recent highlights include Hyram’s Star-Spangled 4th of July Celebration, a Veteran’s Memorial Service in Menden, Utah, a patriotic performance at the Assembly Hall at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, a Christmas program for the Emeritus professors at the University of Utah, and joint concerts with the Magic Philharmonic orchestra in the LDS Tabernacle, in Logan, and at the King Concert Hall in Burley, Idaho. 

In just three years, the Imperial Glee Club will enthusiastically celebrate its centennial season.  The club has a rich history which includes performing at a regional Rotary Club conference in Seattle, Washington in 1928.  The club performed minstrel shows at the Capital Theatre during the WWII years, under the direction of Dr. Walter Welti.  Other past club directors include such renowned names as William Ramsey, Arthur Olsen and Hans Mussler. 


Friday, Dec. 20                                                   7pm
                  Christmas Instrumental Serenade

Sarah Jane Thompson
Scott Thompson
Enjoy instrumental Christmas music, everything from Bach to New Age Celtic arrangements.  The instruments include viola, flute, piano, trumpet and violin.  The performers are Mike Whiteley, Jenni McEntire Whiteley; Anson & Miho Everitt; Jo Hays, Sara Jane Thompson and Scott Thompson.   

Jo Hays
Anson and Miho Everitt
Mike and Jenn Whitely
They represent many professions and trades and all have a great love for Cache Valley and a passion for music.  


Wishing all in Cache Valley a 
Very Merry Christmas!!         
from the 
Concert and Lecture Series Committee 
of the Logan Tabernacle

Gary Poore, Richard and Sharon West, Jeanette Hobbs, Dan Starks,  Grant Rees, Betty Hammond, Kathryn Burtenshaw, Gary Saxton, Sue Kurz, 
Roger Ensign, Joel and Karyn Madsen




The Concert and Lecture Series is sponsored by  Cache Community Connections and is also sponsored in part by the RAPZ TAX.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allows free use of the Historic Logan Tabernacle, as well as providing financial support.