Friday, July 10, 2015


JULY 13-JULY 17, 2015

 12:00 Noon, 
Performances are free and open to the public
Come and enjoy!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

Singers and instrumentalists will perform their favorite music in addition to previewing this year’s season which includes Man of La Mancha, Carousel, La Boheme, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and other performances.  For more information, go to

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

John Waldron & Surprise Performer (Harmonica & Piano)

John Waldron will provide a three segment program: 1) Harmonica history, including types, and playing styles with examples; 2) Name that tune sing along; 3) Harmonica solos with organ accompaniment by Karla Axtell on the last number. 

John was born in Hawaii while his parents were serving as mission president before the beginning of WW II.  He was born to a very musical family but he never learned to read notes but played keyboards and harmonica by ear.

As a young man he found a harmonica, took it apart, cleaned it, and learned how to play by ear.   He has served in a variety of scouting positions so was able to play the harmonica in the outdoor setting.

He graduated from USU with a BS of Science in Entomology.  However his career was in electrical engineering, overseeing the installation of scoreboards and video message centers.  John is now retired and serves at the Logan Family Search Library, in the Logan Temple, and is a driver for Meals on Wheels.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Betty Hammond & Vocalists

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.

Mike Bailey has sung with the Tabernacle Choir for 8 years. He has a degree in choral music education and has taught music for the past 30 years. He has performed on stage in operas and musicals, has been a soloist in many venues, and performs and directs in choruses throughout the valley. He currently is an elementary school counselor in the Davis District.

Natalie Bailey Burningham received a B.A. in Music Therapy at Colorado State University with voice as her main instrument. In Colorado she ran her own Music Therapy business, doing children's music groups and geriatric therapies. Natalie has sung the role of Hansel in 'Hansel and Gretel' with the Heritage Theater and has performed solos in the Messiah and other venues as well. Natalie is married and has two adorable children.

Susan Haderlie has performed with opera and stage companies throughout the U.S. including Utah Opera, Idaho Falls Opera, Cimmeron Opera, Heritage Theater, Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, and her latest performance with Lyrical Opera Theater in the role of Suzuki from Madama Butterfly. She served 8 years as Artistic Director for Idaho Little Theatre where she stage directed, produced, and performed. She has been a member of the voice adjunct faculty at Utah State for the past 12 years.

Betty Hammond has a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance and English. She has taught for years with the USU Music Department Adjunct Faculty. She has been the featured soloist in many events and has had leading roles in musicals and operas. She currently sells real estate and senior insurance.

Elli Price is the daughter of Rodney and Karen Price. She has been a soloist for a variety of events and is making her debut with the Logan Tabernacle Concert Series. She is taking online college courses and sings with the Logan Institute Choir.

Merrilee Broadbent is a gifted accompanist who started playing the piano at age 3 and has been busily involved in music ever since. She plays and sings for her own talented family and accompanies for the Cache Children's Choir, as well as many other venues.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Carolyn Benley’s Harps

This fine group of harpists will present a varied program of solos and ensembles pieces from a wide selection of music genres: Folk, classical, pop, international and jazz.  They will be joined by vocalist Kristi Toone Gilbert and violinist, Lori Wiser.  There will also be a special ensemble performance of a medley from the score of a beloved movie celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Can you guess?

The harpists are:  
Christine Altom 

Katie Anderson

Kami and Lienne Cupal

Elise Idso

Addison Line

Samantha Loosli

Carolyn Bentley

Friday, July 17, 2016

The 4Hims 
(Barbarshop Quartet Extraordinaire)

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, Alan, Farrell, and John. The 4 Hims have performed for audiences of all ages in a wide variety of venues throughout the Wasatch Front.  Go to for more information.

David Edwards, Bass, is accomplished in voice, cello, guitar, and tuba. David is a computer software engineer 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 EdwardsTenor, 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.


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