Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Week ONE at the Logan Tabernacle SUMMER NOON MUSIC SERIES

You can view or print Summer Noon Music Series schedules from your computer by clicking the first line under NOTICES on the right.  You can also click on the Names in RED for more information and/or websites.
Liesel Fedkenheuer
Dana Slabaugh
Susan Haderlie
Monday, June 3    
USU Women Faculty Voices
Highlights from the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan will be presented by  USU voice adjunct faculty Susan Haderlie, Liesel Fedkenheuer, and Dana Slabaugh.  Student and community performers joining them are Eric Brown, Otto Puhlmann, Tomsen Reed, and  Ashley Tolman with Merrilee Broadbent at the piano. The narrator will be Margaret Purser, an adjunct voice faculty.  Susan Haderlie has performed with opera and stage companies throughout the U.S. She is an honor graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana.  Liesel Fedkenheuer received her Vocal Performance degree from the University of Toronto and completed postgraduate work at the University of Toronto's Opera School.  Dana Slabaugh received her Master's of Music from the University of Utah. She has performed at many Utah venues. Merrilee Broadbent has accompanied musical, oratorios, operas, choirs, soloists, and ensembles. She currently accompanies the Cache Children's elite choir.

Tuesday, June 4  
Corey Christiansen is becoming recognized as one of the world’s preeminent guitarists and educators. Corey teaches at Utah State University and the famed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He is also an artist-in-residence at Atlanta Institute of Music (Atlanta, GA), and Broadway Music School (Denver, CO).  Corey has authored or co-authored over 70 method books and projects for Mel Bay Publications and has written many articles for many of the major guitar magazines in North America and Downbeat Magazine. Corey’s first CD, “Awakening”, was released on Mel Bay Records in 2004 and received critical acclaim throughout the jazz community. His first DVD performance , “Vic Juris & Corey Christiansen: Live at the Smithsonian Jazz CafĂ©”, was released in July 2006. 

Wednesday, June 5    Northern Utah Flute Quartet
The Northern Utah Flute Quartet has been playing together for over 5 years.   The performers are:  Sherry B. Bingham of Honeyville, Margie Halling of Brigham City, Tara P. Stander of Tremonton, and Angela Millsap of Honeyville.  Their performances have been heard at the Governor’s Mansion, Temple Square, the Brigham City Tabernacle and many other venues.

Tara Stander, Margie Halling, Angela Millsap, and Sherry Bingham.
          Sherry Bingham soloed with the USU Alumni Band at age 12, and with the Utah Symphony at age 16 in the “Salute to Youth” concert. She was principal flutist for the USU Band and Orchestra while attending USU.  Sherry graduated from USU in Piano Pedagogy and has taught private piano and flute lessons for many years.
            Margie Halling earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from BYU in 1994.  In 2009 she received a teaching certificate in Instrumental Music Education from Weber State University.  Several of her flute students have received music scholarships to major universities.
           Tara Stander obtained a Bachelor’s degree from USU in Music Education during which she was principal flutist for the USU Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and the Caine Woodwind Quintet.  She currently teaches band at Harris Intermediate School and enjoys teaching private flute lessons. 
            Angela Millsap graduated from USU in 1999 with a Minor in Music. She has taught flute and piano for several years.  She is currently a certified teacher with “Let’s Play Music”, a music curriculum for children ages 4-6. Angela has been playing with the Northern Utah Flute Quartet since 2012.

Thursday, June 6   
Mountain Crest HS Young Artists
The Mountain Crest High School students have the opportunity to compete each Spring in the  “Young Artist Cup” which is a privately sponsored music competition intended to encourage excellence in music and afford the students an opportunity to showcase their talents by performing publicly. This year ten students were awarded with cash and trophies in six categories: Piano, Female Vocal, Male Vocal, String, and Brass/Wind/Percussion. 


       Tiffany Lemon (placed 1st in female vocal)
and just finished her junior year at Mountain Crest.  She’s been taking voice lessons from Debbie Ditton for 4 years, and has loved getting to find her classical voice.  She is still deciding on future plans, but is considering becoming an Aggie, majoring in secondary education with a minor in vocal performance.


Andrew Johnson (placed 1st in strings) just finished his sophomore year at Mountain Crest High School. He has grown to love classical music; His love for the violin takes him to Salt Lake City every Saturday where he participates in the Utah Youth Symphony.  He played with the renowned Tacoma Youth Symphony in Washington for four years.  Andrew enjoys performing at weddings, social gatherings, church and in care centers.  Andrew loves playing tennis and just completed a successful season with the Mountain Crest team where he and his doubles partner participated in the state tournament

Troy Irish (placed 2nd in brass/wind/percussion)   
joined band in sixth grade. His passion for percussion has led him to an excellent scholarship at the University of Utah, where has already earned himself a spot on the drumline as snare drummer.  He will begin his schooling career as a music major this fall.


Joel Fronk (placed 1st in male vocal) is the seventh of thirteen children.  He has always enjoyed singing, participating in church and school choirs as well as singing with his family. Joel has performed in many stage productions and makes animated short films in his spare time.  He is graduating from Mountain Crest as a Valedictorian and will be serving a mission for the LDS Church in Seoul, Korea in July.

Emily Fielding (placed 2nd in piano) just finished her junior year at Mountain Crest High School.  She has been taking piano lessons for 12 years from Ginger Cannon and Nancy Jenson. Emilee played in the Northern Utah Youth Symphony for one year and enjoys playing the organ for church meetings.  She likes hiking, studying history, and doing things with her friends.

Brennan Baer (placed 1st in brass/wind/percussion) just graduated from Mountain Crest High School, where he was chosen as Sterling Scholar in music.  He has played the piano for twelve years, the trumpet for six years, and is currently teaching himself to play the harmonica.  Brennan was section leader in the Mountain Crest Marching band,and played in the MCHS Jazz Band, the 2013 Utah All State Band, and Cache Honors Orchestra.  He sings with the MCHS chamber and A Capella choirs, Brennan has accepted a call to serve in the Singapore mission for the LDS Church speaking Mandarin Chinese in August and when he returns will attend USU.

Sarah Whitney (placed 3rd in strings)  just finished her sophomore year at Mountain Crest High School.  Sarah began her music studies at age four on the piano and then began playing the cello in 4th grade.  Currently she is the student of Patty Bartholomew. Sarah enjoys music of all kinds and has recently taken up the guitar.  Her hobbies include playing the piano, singing, reading, and anything Harry Potter.

Heather Leonhardt (placed 2nd in female vocal)  just graduated from Mountain Crest High School. She got serious  about  singing  four years ago when she began taking lessons from Debbie Ditton.  She has participated in many choirs, musicals and solo competitions.  She especially loves performing in front of a live audience and making people feel the emotions that come with music. She is grateful to her parents and mentors who have made her music dream a reality.


Josh Musselman (placed 1st in piano) has received awards for piano competitions, including the Utah State University Piano Festival and the Young Artist Cup.  He has played for the Utah Arts Festival and will this summer.Josh currently studies piano under Professors Gary Amano and Dennis Hirst at Utah State. He also enjoys singing with the American Festival Chorus. Josh hopes to study music composition at the Julliard School of Music. Josh's other interests include mountain biking, cooking, mathematics, and ballroom dancing.

Jake Barrett (placed 2nd in male vocal) 
I have been playing tuba and guitar for 5 years, and singing since I can remember. I've always known I wanted play music, but I never knew I would want to make it my entire life. When I was little I was always told I had a good voice but I never really thought too much of it. I also like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain.

Friday, June 7,   

"Musical Moments" with the Broadbents

The Broadbent Family
The Broadbents are gifted musicians who share their talents with joy and enthusiasm. Merrilee is the arranger and artistic director of the group.  Richard will melt your heart with his rich baritone voice.  Michelle is a performance graduate of USU and BYU; she was BYU’s prestigious “Singer of the Year” and will thrill you with her gorgeous high notes and down-to- earth delivery. James, whose performance background includes everything from musical theater to opera, brings warmth and beauty to your favorite melodies. He and his talented wife, Annie, light up the stage with their love songs. Christopher, age 13, is just plain fun.  It will be beautiful music from start to finish.  You’ll be tapping your toes and humming a song when you leave. 
The Concert and Lecture Series is sponsored by  Cache Community Connections and is sponsored in part by the RAPZ TAX and the Cache Valley Radio Group .  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allows free use of the tabernacle.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Noon Music Series Starts June 3rd, 2013.

The dates for Noon Music at the Tabernacle will be from June 3rd-August 9th, 2013.  Concerts are Mondays through Fridays at 12 Noonand all concerts are FREE to the public.  There will be NO CONCERTS on June 12-14 as that is when SUMMERFEST activities will be  on the Tabernacle grounds. The Tabernacle building will be closed. 


You can view or print Summer Noon Music schedules from your computer by clicking the first line under NOTICES on the upper right corner of this blog.  Schedules are also available at the CACHE VALLEY VISITOR BUREAU, several motels and businesses around town, and will be handed out at SUMMER CITIZEN ORIENTATION on May 30th.  You will also be able to pick up a schedules in the Logan Tabernacle on the first day of performances which is Monday, June 3rd. Each week, the HERALD JOURNAL will have information in the HAPPENINGS section of the newspaper and on Friday, the CACHE MAGAZINE will give the list of performers for the next week


We are excited for the performances this year.  Members from UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA & MUSICAL THEATRE will perform on Mondays starting June 10th.  Other popular regulars will be the OLD LYRIC THEATRE members (4 times) Corey Christiansen, Lightwood Duo, FryStreet Quartet, and Banjoman & Co. among several other favorites.  There will also be new performers joining our repertoire for the summer. 

It is our plan each week to add to this blog photos and bios and also websites and YouTube videos about our performers, if available.  Week 1 will be ready about May 30th.  

The Concert and Lecture Series is sponsored by  Cache Community Connections and is sponsored in part by the RAPZ TAX and the Cache Valley Radio Group .  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allows free use of the tabernacle.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Come Hear the Logan Tabernacle Organ!!

 A Spring Organ Concert will held Friday, May 24th at 7:00 pm at the Logan Tabernacle.  The concert will feature four local organists: Karla Axtell, Kelvin Smith, Harry Heap, and Jonathan Rose.

Click on names and organizations in Red for further information.

Karla Axtell traveled to Italy in 2011 with the USU University Choirs where she accompanied the choirs at the organ in various cathedral performances.  She is currently studying organ with Lynn Thomas. Karla received her bachelor of music degree with piano emphasis from Utah State University.

Kelvin Smith received a Master’s Degree in 1992 from Brigham Young University in Organ Performance, studying under Parley Belnap. Kelvin is currently a Guest Organist at the Salt Lake Tabernacle for the noon organ recital series. His family enjoys a 39 rank pipe organ in their home.

Dr. Harold Heap, (alias Harry Heap), served as Organist and Choirmaster at St, John’s Episcopal in Logan for 20 years and has performed and directed choral and organ concerts in the Logan Tabernacle.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in voice at the University of Iowa, a Master’s Degree Cum Laude in conducting, and a Doctorate in Choral Literature and Conducting at the University of Illinois.

Jonathan Rose joined the musical staff of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Logan in 2009 as organist and choirmaster. He studied organ with R. Shane Fellows, James M. Drake and Lynn W. Thomas at USU and received a BA in Organ Performance in 2012.  He serves as Dean of the Cache Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

EXTRA!     EXTRA!    Read all about it!!!

You can click on the first line under NOTICES on the top right of this blog to view or print the 2013 Summer Music Series Schedule.  This schedule flyer also will be available at the CACHE VALLEY VISITOR BUREAU, motels and businesses around town, and they will be handed out at SUMMER CITIZEN ORIENTATION on May 30th at USU.  Each week, the HERALD JOURNAL will have information in the HAPPENINGS section of the newspaper and on Friday, the CACHE MAGAZINE will hopefully give the list of performers for the following week.

The Concert and Lecture Series is sponsored by  Cache Community Connections and is sponsored in part by the RAPZ TAX.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FREE use of the Tabernacle as well as other financial help.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Popular Westminster Bell Choirs to Perform Saturday May 18

Using four octaves of English handbells and three octaves of chimes, the Westminster Bell Choirs will the fill the Logan Tabernacle with the sound of everything from classical to contemporary favorites at 7pm Saturday May 18th.  

The performance will include Andante: from Vivaldi's "Concerto is G Major," the spiritual "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and Ladya Gaga's "Just Dance."  The audiernce will ber encouraged to dfrum along with the African brat of "Bwana Asifiwe! (Praise the Lord)" and enjoy the Cinderella story anew through Westminster ringer Jill Bowers" newest composition, "Cinderella's Escape."  

The 20 ringers of the two Westminster Bell Choirs will be joined by Claire Cardon on violin, Emma Cardon on cello, Nathan Hult on percussion and Colleen Gordin on bass guitar.

Cathy Ferrand Bullock is the director the choir.  You may like to see a short YouTube video of the Handbell Choir by clicking here.  

Check April and March Posts for Summer Noon Music info and also an upcoming Organ Festival with four of our immensely talented local organists on Friday, May 24th, Karla Axtell, Kelvin Smith, Jonathan Rose and Harry Heap.
The Logan Tabernacle Concert and Lecture Series is associated with Cache Community Connections and appreciates the support of the Cache County RAPZ tax.