Monday, November 10, 2014

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service





                                       
              CCC Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
                           12th Annual
                           Sunday, November 23, 2014
7:00 pm
 Logan Tabernacle
Free to the Public-All Are Welcome

Living Lightly Upon the Valley


 Piano Prelude - Kevin Kula

Welcome – Kathy Robinson 
           Cache Community Connections Chairman

Prayer-Lauren Keller  
           Baha'i Community

Introduction Prince of Peace Lutheran Musical Selection 
          Cary Youmans                                     
Musical Number – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Choir

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church  
          Deacon Jim Miller

USU Interfaith Initiative and Shamanism 
               Bonnie Glass-Coffin

Cache Valley Sanghas (Buddhist)
          Jake Grossman

Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists 
           Beth Walden

Logan Society of Friends (Quakers) 
           Ilona Jappimen 
           Introduction to Choral Selection

Musical Number – Simple Gifts   Logan High Singers
           Thomas Guest, conducting                 

Logan Islamic Center 
           Ayman Alafifi, Director

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 
            Elder Paul Parkinson

First Presbyterian Church of Logan 
            Rev. Paul Heins

    Musical Number – Let All The People Praise Thee 
                                    Natalie Sleeth
               First Presbyterian Chancel Choir
               Buffy Evans conducting

Loaves & Fishes Community Meal – Amy Anderson

Closing Remarks and Prayer – Rev. Steve Sturgeon  
            St. John's Episcopal Church

 Piano Postlude - Kevin Kula

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, September 16, 2014

USU WISE Telescope Evening



Seeing the Universe with New Eyes:
Discoveries from the WISE Telescope


Dr. Doug Lemon
Director (retired) Space Dynamics Laboratory SDL
Friday September 26, 2014
7:00 P.M.
Logan Tabernacle
Free to the Public-All Welcome

The WISE telescope, designed and built by USU's Space Dynamics Laboratory, imaged the entire universe in the infrared wavelength regime--the light longer than the eye can see.  It provided fantastic new images of the universe and discovered many objects never seen before.  

Dr. Lemon will show images of galactic objects--"brown dwarfs, galactic hotdogs" and other galaxies done with visible light and contrast those with the new, stunning, images that were obtained with the WISE telescope. A brief summary of how the telescope was designed and built by SDL and eventually launched into space will be shared with us, also.   You will see "with new eyes"  and have a better understanding of our universe and ourselves after Dr. Lemon's presentation.    An evening not to be missed!

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, August 5, 2014

Encore Concert

***Encore Concert*** 
At The
Logan Tabernacle 

 Friday, August 8, 2014  
 7:00 p.m.
 All are Welcome    --     Free to the Public

The Encore Program will feature vocalists and instrumentalists who have performed in the Summer Tabernacle Concert Series. It will be a mix of country/western, pop, jazz, folk and classical with the Master of Ceremonies, Richard Hatch of the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music. 
 The performers will include: 
Jeff Karren, Organ
Emily Heap, Soprano -accompanied by Harry Heap
John Waldron, Harmonica
 Major Family Ranch Hands Band 
                             Samantha Loosli, Harp 
                             Lori Pulotu, Pop Vocal 
                   The RED Trio-Raymond Li, viola; 
                    Emma Cardon, cello; David Kim, violin
                       Mark Gibbons, Country Vocal
                               Rachel Smith, Piano
                              Trenton Chang, Piano
Kermit Herd, Broadway Vocal-accompanied by Buffy Evans
                                 Harry Heap, Organ.
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.
                                                   

Saturday, July 19, 2014

WEEK TEN at the Tabernacle

All concerts are free and open to the public

Monday, July 28, 2014



Douglas M. Brown
Bassoon / Contrabassoon
Oakland, CA
5th UFOMT Season
ALSO: California Symphony, San José Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony
Michael Bunchman
Piano Soloist, The Best of Beethoven / Pianist, 8 Hands 2 Pianos / Pianist, Oklahoma!
Austin, Texas
3rd UFOMT Season
ALSO: Las Cruces Symphony, Breckenridge Music Festival, Natchez Opera
Stephen L. Carey
Chorus Master, Coach, Pianist, Cover Conductor, Vanessa / Pit Pianist, Les Misérables / Chorus Master, Cover Conductor, The Student Prince / Chorus Master, Oklahoma! / Pianist, 8 Hands 2 Pianos
Fort Worth, Texas
8th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Fort Worth Opera, Opera Memphis, Chautauqua Opera
Peter Scott Drackley*
Feuilly, Ensemble, Les Misérables / Ensemble, Curly (Cover), Oklahoma! / Prince (Cover), The Student Prince
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
ALSO: Peabody Opera Theatre, Richmond Symphony, Lyric Opera Baltimore
Leah Edwards*
Cosette, Les Misérables / Laurey, Oklahoma!
New York, New York
ALSO: New York Philharmonic, Manhattan Theatre Club, Encores! at New York City Center
Donald Groves*
Bamatabois, Ensemble, Jean Valjean (Cover), Les Misérables / Andrew Carnes, Oklahoma! / von Mark, The Student Prince
Las Cruces, New Mexico
ALSO: Opera Southwest, Santa Fe Opera, Castleton Festival
Dallas K. Heaton
Chorus Master, Les Misérables / Principal Coach, Pianist, Oklahoma! / Pianist, 8 Hands 2 Pianos
Heber City, Utah
6th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Utah Opera, Utah State University, Opera Idaho
Lori Kesner
Flute
Annapolis, Maryland
7th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Annapolis Symphony, Annapolis Opera, Mid-Atlantic Symphony
Alice-Anne M. Light
Erika, Vanessa / Ensemble, Les Misérables
Kansas City, Missouri
2nd UFOMT Season
ALSO: University of Missouri-Kansas City Opera, Opera Fayetteville, Oxford Shakespeare Festival
Wes Mason*
Curly, Oklahoma! / Bishop, Les Misérables
Norfolk, Virginia
ALSO: Opera Philadelphia, Fort Worth Opera, Syracuse Opera
Jessica Medoff
Marguerite, Faust in 2012 / Nancy, Oliver! in 2011
Wife of Michael Bunchman
New York City, New York
ALSO: Carnegie Hall, Fresno Grand Opera, Opera Saratoga
Steve Menard
Trombone
New Orleans, Louisiana
2nd UFOMT Season
ALSO: Louisiana State University, San Antonio Symphony, Oregon Symphony
Justin John Moniz
Claquesous, Ensemble, Marius (Cover), Les Misérables / Detlef, The Student Prince / Anatol (Cover), Vanessa
Miami, Florida
2nd UFOMT Season
ALSO: Sarasota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera New Jersey
Vanessa Schukis
Madame Thénardier, Les Misérables / Aunt Eller, Oklahoma! / Duchess, The Student Prince
Boston, Massachusetts
13th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Boston Lyric Opera, New England Light Opera, Stoneham Theatre
Rachel Sparrow*
Gretchen, Kathie (Cover), The Student Prince / Ensemble, Oklahoma! / Cosette (Cover), Les Misérables
Chicago, Illinois
ALSO: Idaho State University, Northwestern University, Indianapolis Opera
Kajsa Maria Wilkins*
Pianist, 8 Hands 2 Pianos / Coach, Pioneers & Patriots
New York, New York
ALSO: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Strauss Theatre, The Geneva School of Manhattan
Luke Williams
Jean Prouvaire, Ensemble, Les Misérables / Lucas, The Student Prince
Newark, Delaware
3rd UFOMT Season
ALSO: University of Colorado, Indiana University Opera Theater, Opera Delaware


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 


Cache Community Band

   The Cache Community Band program will include music selections from “The Music Man” and “Paint Your Wagon”, a patriotic tribute to our great nation, a salute to our veterans, and a few surprises!   The Cache Community Band has launched into a new era of musical excellence, from a parade band to a concert band of about 65 players. The band has been an active participant in community and cultural events throughout the area, and continues to enrich lives with exceptional concerts and programs.
The Cache Community Wind Symphony delivers the best in live and soul stirring music. Anyone who plays, or has played, a band instrument is invited you to join the band. Visit their web site at www.cachecommunityband.org/ to learn more about their organization.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Jeff Karren, organist

   Jeff Karren will be demonstrating the pipe organ's vast musical versatility, with an eclectic program that highlights the unique musical colors of Logan's Tabernacle organ.  Selections include not only classic organ works but also contemporary hymn preludes and nontraditional settings of well-known tunes.  A native of Cache Valley, Jeff is thrilled to perform on the instrument that first sparked his interest in pipe organs. Jeff Karren studies with Lynn Thomas, director of organ studies at Utah State University.


Thursday, July 31, 2014


Craig Jessop, , “The Best of Beethoven”

   Craig Jessop will focus on the music featured in the upcoming “Best of Beethoven” Concert, including a discussion of the Choral Fantasy, Missa Solemnis and the 9th Symphony.  The concert will be presented on Wednesday evening August 6th at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan, It  will feature the American Festival Chorus, soloists from the Utah Festival Opera and the Utah Festival Orchestra conducted by Craig Jessop.  
Dr. Jessop is the Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, Music Director of the American Festival Chorus, and former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  He has been on the American choral scene for more than thirty years.  Under Dr. Jessop’s musical direction, the Tabernacle Choir received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Arts.   He has recorded over 15 CDs on the Telarc and MTC labels with the Choir and most recently received a Grammy nomination for his work with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.  In 2013, Dr. Jessop was the recipient of the prestigious Madeleine Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts and Humanities.


Friday, August 1, 2014


Michelle Broadbent, soprano

   Michelle Broadbent is happy to be returning this year to the 2014 Tabernacle Concert Series. Michelle graduated from Utah State and earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from BYU-Provo. She won the Concerto Competition at both universities and was BYU’s “Singer of the Year”.  In addition, she was a district winner and regional finalist in the prestigious MET Competition. She has studied and performed in Italy, as well as performing in England, Wales, Ireland, Russia, El Salvador and Guatemala.  Michelle is a gifted performer with a range of gorgeous high notes and rich low notes that lends warmth and beauty to the many genres of music that she sings. Michelle possesses the unique ability to span styles and genres, delivering brilliant interpretations that will touch your hearts and lift your spirits. She is currently a member of the voice faculty at BYU-Idaho. 


***********Friday, August 8, 2014 ***********

Summer Series Encore Concert
7:00 P.M.

This will be the final concert of the season featuring some of your favorite performers.  It is always a popular evening as we enjoy repeat performances from some of the best of best.  This is an evening you won't want to miss! 

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.



WEEK NINE at the Tabernacle

All concerts are free and open to the public.



Monday, July 21, 2014


   Singers and instrumentalists from the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre will perform their favorite music in addition to previewing some of this year’s productions.  For more information, go to www.utahfestival.org/.  Performers will include:

 Michael Alcorn*
Brujon, Ensemble, Marius (Cover), Les Misérables / Ensemble, Oklahoma!
Kennesaw, Georgia
ALSO: University of Cincinnati, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Stephen L. Carey
Chorus Master, Coach, Pianist, Cover Conductor, Vanessa / Pit Pianist, Les Misérables / Chorus Master, Cover Conductor, The Student Prince / Chorus Master, Oklahoma! / Pianist, 8 Hands 2 Pianos
Fort Worth, Texas
8th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Fort Worth Opera, Opera Memphis, Chautauqua Opera

Daniel Cilli*
Javert, Les Misérables / Captain Tarnitz, The Student Prince
Ormond Beach, Florida
ALSO: Opera San José, Houston Grand Opera, Utah Opera

Melissa Condie
Violin
Houston, Texas
6th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Houston L’Estro Armonico, Vietnam National Ballet and Opera, El Paso Symphony Orchestra

Kayleigh Decker*
Ellen, Ensemble, Laurey (Cover), Oklahoma! / Ensemble, The Student Prince / Erika (Cover), Vanessa
Woodstock, Maryland
ALSO: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Opera Neo, Lyrique-en-mer Festival de Belle-Île

Jaime Hartzell
Ensemble, Les Misérables / Ensemble, The Student Prince / Vanessa (Cover), Vanessa
Columbus, Ohio
2nd UFOMT Season
ALSO: Boston University, Prelude to Performance, Opera Project Columbus

Dallas K. Heaton
Chorus Master, Les Misérables / Principal Coach, Pianist, Oklahoma! / Pianist, 8 Hands 2 Pianos
Heber City, Utah
6th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Utah Opera, Utah State University, Opera Idaho

Jon Jurgens*
Lesgles, Ensemble, Les Misérables / Count Arneheim, Lackey, The Student Prince / Anatol (Cover), Vanessa
Columbus, Ohio
ALSO: Sarasota Opera, Chautauqua
Opera, Boston Lyric Opera

Lori Kesner
Flute
Annapolis, Maryland
7th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Annapolis Symphony, Annapolis Opera, Mid-Atlantic Symphony

Shawn Mlynek*
Courfeyrac, Ensemble, Enjolras (Cover), Les Misérables / Ensemble, Oklahoma!
Toledo, Ohio
ALSO: Indianapolis Opera, Dallas Chamber Symphony, Distinguished Concerts International New York

Madolynn Eileen Pessin*
Maid, Erika (Cover), Vanessa / Virginia, Ensemble, Oklahoma! / Ensemble, The Student Prince
St. Louis, Missouri
ALSO: Jacobs School of Music - Indiana University, Webster University

Rachel Policar*
Ensemble, Cosette (Cover), Les Misérables / Ensemble, Kathie (Cover), The Student Prince
Issaquah, Washington
ALSO: Dayton Opera, Janiec Opera Company, Manhattan School of Music

Alison Read
Harp
Dallas, Texas
8th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Las Colinas Symphony, Texas Winds Musical Outreach, Wichita Falls Symphony

Meaghan Sands*
Ensemble, Madame Thénardier (Cover), Les Misérables / Ensemble, Oklahoma! / Erika (Cover), Vanessa
Antwerp, New York
ALSO: Indianapolis Opera, Opera Columbus, Beef & Boards Theatre

Daphne Sasson*
Flute

Madeline Watterson
Utah High School Musical Theater Intern Recipient
Ensemble, Les Misérables / Aggie, Ensemble, Oklahoma!
Smithfield, Utah
2nd UFOMT Season
ALSO: Utah Festival Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Top of Utah Entertainment

Kevin Wetzel*
Combeferre, Ensemble, Javert (Cover), Les Misérables / Ruder, The Student Prince
Calabasas, California

ALSO: Lyric Opera Baltimore, Sarasota Opera, Opera in the Heights



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Harry Heap, organist


   This concert will include works of Bach, Brahms, Jehan Alain, and several variations on familiar hymns.  Dr. Harold Heap has taught at major universities in Illinois, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Utah.  For the past four years he has been a student mentor in Teacher Education at Western Governors University.  He received a Bachelor’s  Degree with Honors in Music from the University of Iowa, a  Masters Degree in Conducting from Eastern Illinois University, and a Doctorate in Choral Literature and Conducting from the University of Illinois.  Dr. Heap conducts the annual Food Bank Benefit Christmas Concerts at the Tabernacle, is a vocal soloist, and sings with the American Festival Chorus.  He lives in Logan with his wife, Janice, and two daughters, Ella and Emily whom he accompanied at the Tabernacle for her July 8th concert. 



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The 4 Hims - Barbershop Quartet

   “The 4 Hims” have performed in a wide variety of venues.  Their blend of barbershop, a cappella bluegrass, and instrumental music, combined with a zany sense of humor, makes for unique and delightful entertainment and has been dubbed "fantastic" and "hilarious”.  The four Edwards brothers are based in Davis County.   For more information about this award-winning vocal quartet, go to www.4hims.com.
   David Edwards, Bass, is accomplished in voice, cello, guitar, and tuba. David is a computer software engineer and has worked in several States and Japan. He is an expert on kanji – character-based Japanese writing.  David is the father of four.  He easily gets absorbed in “projects” and writes novels in his spare time.
  Alan Edwards, Lead, played jazz saxophone in California, has written more than 2,000 newspaper articles on everything from government scandals to operatic vibrato, and is an award-winning journalist.  He practiced patent law, logged trees, researched space science, and programmed computers. He lives with his wife, three daughters, and a dog.
   Farrell Edwards, Baritone, is a trombone artiste and the brains behind the development of numerous Electronic Arts computer games. He is a connoisseur of fine automobiles, and loves to water ski and work in his garden.  He has rubbed shoulders with isolated Indonesian natives and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Farrell is the proud father of four children.
   John Edwards, Tenor, is also the group’s trumpet player, the mouth drummer, and primary pianist.  He is a research scientist at the University of Utah.  He toured with the world-champion Blue Devils drum and bugle corps, and played soccer in Chile.  John is the father of six children; he raises chickens in his spare time.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Major Family Ranch Hand Band


   The  Major Family Ranch Hands  Band will be riding into Logan on July 24th to share  original  songs of contemporary rural life, and  traditional songs of the West. The Majors  reside in Avon  (between Paradise and Eden),  where they raise  horses, hay,  show steers, other miscellaneous critters, and children (not necessarily in that order!)  Their original compositions chronicle a rural lifestyle that includes livestock, chores, children, and neighbors, often with a humorous twist.   Traditional numbers reflect the values and traditions that have made the ‘West’ a great place to live. The band’s current lineup includes Chet (cajon), Jake (bass, vocals), Dawna (vocals) and Dale (guitar and vocals).  Come out and ride the range with the Ranch Hands Band on Pioneer day.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Little Bloomsbury Chinese program 
“The Silk Road”, 
Nine-year-old Chinese dancer, Camie Yuan, shown in her feitian (flying fairy) dance 
costume, is also an award-winning ice skater and pianist.  

The theme of this year's Little Bloomsbury Chinese Presentation is The Silk Road, one of the world's oldest trade routes that played an important role in the exchange of culture, beliefs, technology, and inventions from Western China across Central Asia and the West.  Through poetry reading, kung fu sign language performance, Chinese dance, and an intro to the stark practical and philosophical contrasts between Chinese and Western Medicine, Chinese and Western pop music, we offer a glimpse of the evolving diverse global civilization from ancient to modern times, from the Middle Kingdom to Cache Valley.  Little Bloomsbury Foundation’s mission is to “Promote Peace and Hope in an Uncertain World” through free and family-friendly programs in the arts and Humanities. The Foundation hosts a weekly Chinese Culture and Language Workshop in the summer and an Annual Little Bloomsbury Art and Music Festival at the last weekend of April; also organizes the County Fair Art Show at the Logan Fairgrounds August 7-9, and is the Development Sponsor of “Wan Li Lu Ten Thousand Miles,” a trilingual radio program in English, Chinese, and Spanish to be launched from Cache Valley. 
 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.