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
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
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 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! 


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