Thursday, August 4, 2016

WEEK ELEVEN

AUGUST 8,  2016
DEBBI DITTON & THEATER WEST


Debbi Ditton

Debbie Ditton has been teaching and performing in Cache Valley for over 20 years. She loves performing with her students and friends in the Tabernacle. Debbie is the Executive Director of Music Theatre West and teaches almost 40 voice students a week. She also loves working with teens and elementary school children to excite them about their talents and introduce them to the magical world of musical theatre.


AUGUST 9, 2016
NICOLE TOOLSON & FRIENDLY STRINGS 

Friendly Strings

Nicole Tolson, Meg Watts, Kate Weese , and Maddie Watts all began playing their instruments at a very young age. They have been blessed to share their talents all over the world, Prague, Poland , Italy. However their favorite place to perform is within the walls of their own home, accompanied by their incredible mother, Shaun Watts. They are forever grateful for their mother's patience and tenacity in helping them develop their musical talents.


AUGUST 10, 2016

THE THREE SONS--BLUE GRASS BAND

The Three Sons

The Three Sons are a local bluegrass band composed of father Wally Gibbons, and his three sons. Karl, Kory, and Kelin Gibbons. Wally plays bass, and sings backup vocals. The sons are all multi-instrumentalists, proficient on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and dobro. They take turns singing lead and harmony as needed. The band has been playing together for about four years. They released their first CD of original songs last summer, titled "Right Where I Want To Be". The band enjoys writing, performing, and recording their music, along with traditional bluegrass standard.

AUGUST 11, 2016

UNDER THE WILLOW-THE CRANEY FAMILY

The Brody Craney Family

The Brody Craney Family will dazzle you with their talents and abilities.  The children have performed in several productions in Cache Valley including Susical the Musical, Oliver and Bonnie & Clyde.  We will enjoy great sounds from this talented family from  blue grass to classical ----in vocal, strings and piano.  



AUGUST 12, 2016
7:00 P.M.
NO NOON PERFORMANCE TODAY!!!!!

****ENCORE PERFORMANCE****

TOP PERFORMERS FROM THE SEASON!
WILL BE AN OUTSTANDING EVENING!
Bring the family and come and enjoy!


Saturday, July 30, 2016

WEEK TEN

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
CRAIG JESSOP, BACH MASS IN B MINOR, INFORMANCE


Craig Jessop

Dr. Craig Jessop is Professor of Music and the founding Dean for the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University.   These appointments follow Dr. Jessop’s distinguished tenure as music director of the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Head of the Department of Music at Utah State.    He is the founder and Music Director of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra and has served as the music director of the Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival sponsored by the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall.   Prior to his appointment with the Tabernacle Choir, Dr. Jessop was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force music programs, where he served as director of the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington, D.C. (1980-1987); as commander and conductor of the Band of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein, Germany (1987-1991); and as commander and conductor of the Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band (1991-1995).  

Today's performance will be an introduction to Bach's famous, Mass in B Minor to be performed on August 2, 2016 


TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016

BETTY HAMMOND & RELATIVE VOICES

Relative Voices

A group of “family” singers, all related to one another, will perform a varied program of solos and duets, featuring songs from Broadway, the big bands, opera, and folk.  The performers are Michael Bailey, Natalie Bailey Burningham, Susan Haderlie, Betty Hammond, and Elli Price, accompanied by Merrilee Broadbent.  They are all accomplished vocalists, with multiple degrees and years of teaching experience.  A delightful and accomplished group!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
JOHN KNUDSEN, ROCK STRING QUARTET





Rock String Quartet consists of John Knudson, violin; Candice Kempton, 2nd violin: Jamye Dunn on viola and Rachel Johnston.

John received his BA in violin performance from Utah State in 1996 and a MA in violin performance from George Mason University in 2001 in Virginia.  He spent close to 20 years performing in our nations Capitol in and out of the White House, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, congress and corporate events.  He has performed for the last 3 presidents.  He has also performed with groups such as, Lee Greenwood, Alabama, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, Trans Siberian Orchestra, and Alex Sharp from Celtic Women. Now back in Logan he runs JKStringz, teaches at USU and Mountain West Strings.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
KARLA AXTELL & KERI HALE ( organ, piano and vocal)
Karla Axtell

Kerri Hale


Karla Axtell, a native of San Diego, has lived in Cache Valley for almost 40 years.  She began piano lessons at age 8 and years later she completed her Bachelors of Music with piano emphasis from Utah State University in 2008.   She currently is rehearsal accompanist for the American Festival Chorus under the direction of Craig Jessop.   Karla is married to Bruce Axtell with six daughters, two sons, and 18 grandchildren.   Keri Hale, the youngest, is performing today with Karla.   She has produced 2 CD’s featuring LDS hymns for piano and orchestra arranged by Jay Richards.  For more information visit her website karlaaxtell.com.  

Keri is a 2016 graduate of Westminster College in Salt Lake City majoring in Art Administration with a minor in music.   Keri is married to Alex Hale and is currently working for the Real Soccer Foundation.  Their program will consist of organ selections by Karla and vocal solo works by Keri Hale, accompanied by her mother.  



FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016
FRY STREET QUARTET


Fry Street Quartet

This remarkable quartet - hailed as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the New York Times - is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Since securing the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem,  with "profound understanding...depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness"..Deseret News.  Members include:  Robert Waters, violin; Rebecca McFaul, violin; Bradley Ottesen, viola; and Ann Francis Bayless, cello. 

The Fry Street Quartet is pleased to hold the Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell Endowed String Quartet Residency at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University.  A must see performance!

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.





Friday, July 22, 2016

WEEK NINE

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA


  Days of '47 Celebration





Singers and instrumentalists will perform their favorite music in addition to previewing the upcoming UFOMT season which includes Ragtime, Porgy and Bess, Show Boat, Puccini's Trilogy, Peter Pan and other performances.  For more information, go to www.utahfestivalopera.org.


TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
BEN ALDER, ORGAN



Ben Alder

Ben Alder was born in St. George, the son of Scott and Betsy Alder. His grandparents are Doug and Elaine Alder, formerly of Logan, and Esther and the late Boyd Hepworth of LaVerkin, Utah. Ben has studied piano with Jaime Stucki and moved to the organ at age 14. He has studied with Kathleen Briggs and Geoffrey Myers in St. George for the past ten years. In October 2015 Ben was a guest of former Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Dr. Robert Cundick, who invited Ben to play the five manual Aeolion Skinner  organ there. This was a highlight in his life. Other venues Ben has played in are the Paris Tabernacle in Idaho and Brigham City, Utah. He has given quarterly recitals in the Saturday noon programs in the St. George Tabernacle for the past two years


WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
MELISSA OTANI-JENSEN & TALENTED FRIENDS



Melissa Otani-Jensen

 Fiona Katrine


Josh Benson

Jeffrey Olsen

Lizzy Prettyman

Melissa Otani-Jensen is thrilled to be debuting this year during the Tabernacle Concert Series. Melissa studied vocal performance at BYU and the Manhattan School of Music. She has won many state, National, and International Vocal Competitions; including BYU Singer of the Year, Metropolitan Opera Utah competition, and the Classical singer competition. She has also performed the Utah Symphony. Melissa is known for presenting a bold mixture of musical genres, humor, and full-hearted acting. She currently has a vocal studio in Logan, Utah. She is grateful to be collaborating this performance with an All-Star line up; Juilliard graduate and visionary dancer Fiona Katrine, dazzlingly skilled Guitarist Josh Benson, fantastically talented rich Bass-Baritone Jeffrey Olsen, and immaculate accompanist Lizzy Prettyman.


THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
MARK GIBBONS-COUNTRY/FOLK MUSIC


Mark Gibbons

Mark Gibbons sings mostly Country Western music along with some of the best songs he grew up with.  He enjoys sharing his talent and has sung for various groups all over the Western United States.  Come prepared to relax and have a good time. Mark was raised on, lived on, worked on, owned and loved a family Dairy Farm. Working with five generations of family members they have produced and raised the most valuable commodity there is, "great kids". Last year Mark changed direction and now works as the State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, USDA. He and his wife Shanna live in Lewiston, close to their three sons and their families.


FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
THE 4 HIMS-BARBERSHOP QUARTET


The 4 Hims


The award-winning vocal quartet The 4 Hims uniquely blends barbershop, a cappella, and instrumental music with zany humor that reviewers have called "fantastic" and "hilariously entertaining." The group consists of four Edwards brothers: David (the deep), Alan (the lead), Farrell (ruggedly handsome), and John (can we please do it in a lower key?). Based in Davis County, The 4 Hims’ energetic presence has won them fans of all ages throughout the Wasatch Front. 



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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

WEEK EIGHT

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA



Singers and instrumentalists will perform their favorite music in addition to previewing the upcoming UFOMT season which includes Ragtime, Porgy and Bess, Show Boat, Puccini's Trilogy, Peter Pan and other performances.  For more information, go to www.utahfestivalopera.org.



TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
EMILY AND HARRY HEAP

Emily Heap

Harold Heap


Father/Daughter duo Emily and Harold Heap are excited to return to the Noon Music at the Tabernacle concert series again this summer with a combined vocal and organ program. Dr. Harold Heap was born and raised in Iowa, and got his start as a church organist at age 14 and now has a Doctorate in Choral Literature and Conducting from the University of Illinois.  He is currently a church organist, conducts the Cache Messiah Chorus and the Christmas Food Bank Benefit Concert in the Logan Tabernacle, and has performed regularly in Tabernacle concerts.  

Emily Heap is a native of Logan, UT who grew up in the performing arts, acting and graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.   She is currently employed as Assistant Technical Director and Resident Lighting Designer for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. 



WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
CHRISTIANSEN GUITAR FAMILY


Corey, Beck and Mike Christiansen

Corey Christiansen is a recording artist, writer, educator and performer. He has played and recorded with a long list of jazz greats throughout his career, has current recordings on Origin Records, leads his own band, is an active touring performer and is currently working on several online music education projects.
Mike Christiansen is Professor Emeritus in the Music Department at Utah State University having  founded the guitar program at USU and was Director of Guitar Studies at USU for 39 years. He was selected as Professor Of The Year at Utah State University and also received the ASTA (American String Teachers Association) Utah Chapter Outstanding Collegiate Educator of the Year Award, received the U.S. Carnegie Professor of the Year and was also selected as the USU Caine College of the Arts Professor of the Year.  Mike is a renown guitar educator and clinician.

Beck Christiansen (age 14) has been playing the guitar since the age of 5 and has performed with his dad and grandfather at numerous events. He has attended the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshop, studying with top performers and educators.   


THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
CAROLYN BENTLEY HARPS


Samantha Loosli

Katie Anderson

 Christine Altom



Elise Idso

Addison Line


Students of Carolyn Bentley, several young harpists -  Samantha Loosli, Katie Anderson, Christine Altom, Elise Idso and Addison Line will present a program of pieces that range from classical to pop to jazz and opera. Approximately 250 strings will be plucked by ten hands in solo and ensemble. Heavenly, surprising, soothing and inspiring!


FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
IRV & CHRISTINA


Christina Edlund & Irv Nelson
Voice and Piano


Cristina Edlund and Irv Nelson are a vocalist/piano duo whose repertoire includes favorite songs from across the decades.


Cristina is a vocal artist from Idaho Falls. She has spent the last 6 years singing with many USU groups, including the Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Voices, Chamber Singers, and Jazz Night at the Skyclub. 

Irv has more than 50 years of piano experience. Irv is also an arranger, guitarist, bass player, and vocalist.  In addition to performing with Cristina, Irv plays with The Fender Benders and Relic Acoustic Band. Irv teaches piano, guitar, bass, and vocal lessons.  


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.