Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Upcoming events at the Logan Tabernacle September-December, 2013


September 13th, Friday  7pm 
Preview of 
"The Secret Garden",   
a musical
Jay Richards' Music Theatre West will bring performers to the Logan Tabernacle to preview the September performances at the USU Morgan Theatre from 19th-24th. 

Music Theatre West will preview the musical adaptation of “The Secret Garden” by Marsha Norman (lyrics) and Lucy Simon (music). It's a story of an enduring connection to the past, extraordinary determination, and the power a forsaken garden has to heal.  It will feature some of Cache Valley’s vocal talent like the rich voices of Kent Braddy, and newcomer Craig Winder singing “Lily’s Eyes”.  Local youngsters Grace Mickelson and Stewart Merriam (playing the roles as cousins Mary Lennox and Colin Craven), will sing “Come to My Garden” and Grace will also sing “The Girl I Mean to Be”.  Soprano Siera Peery (as Lily Craven) will sing “How Could I Ever Know” and  Celeste Baillio (as Martha) will render “If I Had a Fine White Horse”.  John Rash (as  Dickon) sings “Winter’s on the Wing”.  Music Theatre West will present their exquisite production of “The Secret Garden” with full orchestra, period costuming, and beautiful scenery on September 19-24 at the USU Morgan Theatre.  Tickets are available at their website,, or by calling 435-797-8022..

September 28th, Saturday  
Willow Park  9-10am
CROP-Hunger Walk 
Registration is at Willow Park at 8:30am or you can also register at this website    
Logan City has issued a Proclamation for this event which is sponsored by The First Presbyterian Church and supported by Cache Community Connections
the sponsor of the Concert and Lecture Series at the Logan Tabernacle.  

     Click the RED names for more info and click here for a map of the walk.  

October 11th, Friday 7pm 
2nd Annual World Cultures Night
This concert will feature dances, singers and instrumentalists from people who make Cache Valley their home,who originally came from other countries... including students, locals and visitors to our Valley .  Photos and Bios of performers will be listed closer to the concert date.

November 24th, Sunday 7pm 
11th Annual
Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Program
Cache Community Connections is a civic and interfaith council in Cache Valley. Cache Community Connections is a group of local religious, civic, and community leaders in the valley who first came together to organize an interfaith memorial service following the tragic events on September 11, 2001.  Working together was such a positive experience that the group agreed to continue meeting monthly to foster understanding and cooperation among all religious groups in Cache Valley.  This is the eleventh annual Thanksgiving service in Cache Valley.  Thanksgiving, a holiday that belongs to all Americans, offers a wonderful opportunity to listen and learn, hearing the diverse voices of our valley giving thanks as one community.  We offer our sincere thanks to all the participating faith communities, groups, and individuals who make this celebration a special one.  

December 8th, Sunday 7pm 

Annual Benefit Concert for the 
Cache Community Food Pantry

Admission will be a donation of a non-perishable item of food.  More details on the program and concert  are to come.

December 10-13 Tuesday-Friday
and December 17-20 Tuesday-Friday, 7pm, nightly
Christmas Music Series

Concerts will feature individuals and groups presenting the music, songs and sounds of the season.  More information to come.

NOTE!!  If you or your group is interested in performing at World Cultures Night or the Christmas Music Series, we are making preparations for those programs now.  Contact Gary Poore at

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, August 9, 2013

Evening ENCORE CONCERT on August 16th, 2013

Logan Tabernacle
Noon Music Series
The Encore
Friday, August 16th  at 7pm
  In the Logan Tabernacle

The program will be a mix of country/western, pop, jazz,
folk and classical and features performers from the
2013 Summer Noon Music Concerts
at the Tabernacle.

All are Welcome         Free to the Public
sponsored by Cache Community Connections

              Richard Hatch will be the Master of Ceremonies tonight!
Richard  is a magician and deceptionist and performs regularly at the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music in the Thatcher-Young Mansion.

Vocalist Emily Heap  has sung for events throughout the valley.  She is also an actress and earned her BFA in performance from Utah State University in 2007. Emily works for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts and has also been with the Old Lyric Repertory Company for many years.

Christine Altom
Katie Anderson
Harpists:  Christine Altom has played the harp with the Cache Valley Orchestra.  She is married with three children and still finds time to practice.   Katie Anderson, has been active in sports and is a skilled harpist.   Samantha Loosli a serious harp student and is also a fine athlete.
Crystal Hobbs will accompany on  the flute.
Samantha Loosli

Shem Hale

Shem Hale has been the principal clarinetist in the Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra at Utah State University for the past two years.  Shem is studying Computer Science and Music Performance.

David Ban

David Ban, 11, won first prize in the Weber State Piano Festival.  He has participated in the USU Piano Festivals and won top prizes.

Kermit Herd

Kermit Herd attended USU and earned an MFA degree.  While a student, he sang three years with the Salt Lake Philharmonic Orchestra in their Days of '47 celebration. Kermit has performed in a variety of venues and roles throughout the country.

David Kim

David Kim, violinist, has participated in the Cache Valley ASTA Competition every year since 2005, and was selected to perform at the Honors Recitals each year.

John Waldron

John Waldron found a harmonica while a young man, took it apart and cleaned it, and learned to play it.  He has played his harmonica on many scout outings.  John graduated from USU and spent a career working in electrical engineering.

Celeste Carruth

Celeste Carruth performed solo with the Cache Chamber Orchestra in 2007. She has given solo, orchestral, and chamber performances in several states.  As an student at the University of Michigan, she held positions in the Dearborn Symphony, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and the University Symphony Orchestra. Recently she graduated with degrees in physics and violin performance from the University of Michigan. 

Trenton Chang

Trenton H. Chang, 15 year-old Pianist, has received many awards for his participation in various competitions such as the USU Piano Festivals each year. In 2010, he was invited to perform the entire Mozart concerto No.23, and in 2012, he appeared on NPR’s “From the Top”.

Mark Gibbons

Mark Gibbons has sung for various groups all over the Western United States.

Major Family Ranch Hands Band
The Major Family Ranch Hands Band  consists of  Dale, (Dad) on guitar and vocals, Erin, on Fiddle and vocals, and Jake on upright bass and vocals.

The Musselman Family
The Musselman Family have played at gatherings of all kinds. Josh plays the piano, sings, does magic; Caden plays the guitar and sings; Oak plays the fiddle; and Bryton plays the shakers and sings, and Cyndee organizes the group.

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 allows free use of the Historic Tabernacle.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Week TEN at the Logan Tabernacle

Last full week of 2013 Noon Music Concerts at the Logan Tabernacle.  The Encore Concert will be Friday, August 16th at 7pm in the evening and will feature performances from the 2013 Noon Music series.  

Monday August 5th at 12 Noon

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre
 Gary Griffin, UFOMT managing director, is the announcer today

Singers and instrumentalists will perform their favorite music in addition  
to previewing  the upcoming UFOMT season  (

Lindsay Kristine Anderson
Casey Greenwood
Alice-Anne Light
Kathryn Long
Makenzie Matthews 
Katrina Scoggins
Richard Zuch

          Mary Page Nance, dancer
De'Niko Welch, dancer

Michael Bunchman, piano
Adam DeSorgo, piano
Nicholas Scales, double-bass
Samuel Thompson, violinist

Special Thank you goes to Maestra Barbara Day Turner , conductor and her assistants, Robert Miller and Nancy for providing information and other assistance for each Monday UFOMT Performance.

Tuesday August 6th at 12 Noon 
Beth Walden, Unitarian Universalist Lay Leader/ past CCC chairperson 
is the announcer today

The Major Family Ranch Hands Band

The Major Family Ranch Hands Band  plays original and traditional Western Music. Their original material comes from their everyday exposure to a rural, agricultural lifestyle as they live in Avon where they raise show calves, horses and a lot of hay. Several of their songs have been made into videos.  The band’s current members are: Dale, (Dad) on guitar and vocals, Erin, on Fiddle and vocals, and Jake on upright bass and vocals.   Erin recently won the State 4H Vocal contest.  The Majors said, “With a busy farm life, it will be good to come to town and share our music with folks in Logan”.

        Wednesday  August 7th at 12 Noon

Irv and Margie

Margie and Irv will perform favorite song classics that you've heard and loved all your life.  Margie will sing these wonderful songs as Irv will provide the accompaniment at the grand piano.

          Margie Johnson performed in a soft rock band for several years, and toured with the BYU Young Ambassadors in college as a featured soloist. For over two decades she was featured as the female vocalist for several dance bands performing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Performance venues have included the Ritz Carlton, the Wolf Trap Center for the Arts, and the Kennedy Center. A devoted fan of musical theater, Margie played lead roles in Hello Dolly, The Order is Love, The Fantasticks, and 42nd Street. In the studio, she has enjoyed recording commercial jingles and singing background vocals for several popular and country artists’ albums, including the Osmonds. Her most memorable musical experience to date was arranging and recording all female character songs for an original musical, Anasazi, written by William Strauss, founder of the Capitol Steps, a DC musical political satire performing group.

          Irv Nelson plays many other keyboard instruments in addition to the piano: pipe organs and various electronic keyboards.  He also plays acoustic guitar and bass.  His other talents include composing, arranging, choral conducting, and singing. In addition to performing with Margie, Irv plays with The Fender Benders classic rock band and Relic Acoustic Band. He is also a guest artist and arranger for other musical groups, including the Utah State University choirs.  Irv teaches piano and guitar lessons that emphasize ear training and chord theory, as well as vocal lessons.

      Thursday August 8th  at 12 Noon
Beth Walden, Unitarian Universalist Lay Leader/ past CCC chairperson 
is the announcer today

Hatch Academy of Magic and Music 
The Hatch Academy of Magic and Music will feature deceptionist Richard Hatch, his wife violinist Rosemary Kimura Hatch, and their son pianist Jonathan Hatch in a family ensemble of "highlights" from their popular "Matinee Enchantee" programs at the Thatcher-Young Mansion.  The performance will include music by Bartok, Kreisler and Saint-Saens and magic by Punx, Vernon and Robert-Houdin. Also featured will be Richard Hatch's original presentation for the traditional Japanese feat known as "Nankin Tamasudare", accompanied by Rosemary's performance of Michiyo Miyagi's "Haru no Umi" (The Sea of Spring). Richard's original story, Taro-san the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree, which is illustrated with the "tamasudare" bamboo mat, was published as an illustrated children's book in a bilingual (English and Japanese) edition.
Richard holds two graduate degrees in Physics from Yale University, but finds it easier apparently to violate the laws of nature than to discover them.  Richard and Rosemary moved to Logan in October 2010 where they opened the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music, an educational institution, in the historic 1878 Thatcher-Young Mansion.   (
Rosemary, a graduate of the Eastman and Yale Schools of Music, teaches violin at the Hatch Academy and is also performing in the UFOMT orchestra this season in Verdi's Otello and Wagner's Flying Dutchman.
Jonathan has studied piano with Paul Krystofiak at St. Thomas University in Houston and with Sophia Gilmson at the University of Texas. He is currently focusing his creative interest on visual arts and was recently given the 2013 Little Bloomsbury Promising Artist Award.

      Friday August 9th at 12 Noon
Little Bloomsbury: Chinese Musical Program
               Pre-Concert Talk 11:00am
The Little Bloomsbury Oriental concert will open with a special performance of the Flower Drum Dance by eight-year-old Camille Yuan, Chinese dancer and state ice skating champion. The concert will include The Butterfly Lovers, one of the most successful works of traditional Chinese music, performed on the piano by 11-year-old David Ben, winner of the Spencer L. Taggart Memorial Award, USU Piano Festival,  and Weber State Piano Festival. The concert will also feature poetry reading, and three of the most recent paintings of Hatch Academy pianist Jonathan Hatch, winner of the 2013 Little Bloomsbury Promising Artist Award.  Little Bloomsbury Foundation’s mission is to “promote peace and hope in an uncertain world” by addressing social-economic issues as a community through fun mediums including art, music, storytelling, magic, cultural exploration, and teen leadership training. For submission information for the April, 2014 Little Bloomsbury Art Festival, “Spheres of Influence”, visit their web page at

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 allows free use of the Historic Tabernacle.