Friday, July 26, 2013

Week NINE at the Logan Tabernacle

You can view or print entire SEASON schedule by clicking on first line under NOTICES to the right.

Two more weeks of Free Concerts this summer
...Come join us!

Monday, July 29th        
          Click on Theatre name and also performers names in RED for additional information
             Gary Griffin, UFOMT manager, is the announcer today

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

Ahnastasia Albert
Andrew Allen
Siyong Chang
Keenon Hooks
Tyler Scheef
Madeline Watterson
Jason Craig West

Michael Bunchman, piano
Dallas Heaton, piano

Tuesday, July 30,         
Lisa Budge 
and Lauren Shanley : Vocal
         Lauren Shanely and Lisa Budge are delighted to present a musical program of Broadway tunes, sacred favorites and American folk melodies. 
         Lauren Shanley, soprano, is a voice and piano teacher in River Heights, UT.  Lauren earned her music degrees from California State Univ. Chico in Vocal Performance. She moved here 6 years ago with her family from the Seattle, WA area. She is currently in her 5th season performing with the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater Co., has been Adjunct Vocal Faculty at USU, and is the music department manager at The Book Table.
         Lisa Budge, alto, currently sings with the American Festival Chorus. She enjoyed many years of membership in the Northern Utah Choral Society and was a charter member of the groups Sisters in Song, and Sweet Harmony.  Lisa is a graduate of BYU, with a Master's degree in Library Science and a BA in Humanites/Music.

Wednesday, July 31,     
Trenton Chang,  Piano Virtuoso
Trenton H. Chang, 15 year-old Piano Virtuoso, will play several classical pieces.  He was born in Minneapolis; his parents came from Taiwan.  When Trenton was nearly 5 years old, he began piano lessons with Rebecca and Ralph Van der Beek. Currently, he studies with Gary Amano. He received the Mini Artist award in the USU Piano Festival at age 5 and continued on to win awards in the USU Piano Festivals each year. At age 8, he won first place in the 2006 UMTA State Concerto Competition. In 2009 and 2011, Trenton was chosen in the Salute to Youth auditions to play with the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall. In May 2010, he was invited to perform the entire Mozart concerto No.23, in the Beverly Sorenson Young Artists Concert with Utah Chamber Artists. In October of 2011, Trenton was the winner of the MTNA Utah State Competition. In March 2012, he appeared on NPR’s From the Top. Trenton will be a sophomore at Logan High next fall. He enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing soccer.

Thursday, August 1
“Missa Solemnis” Preview
 Click on names in RED for additional information
      Hospice Chaplain Don Judd is the Announcer today
Craig Jessop will preview Beethoven’s sacred masterpiece, “Missa Solemnis”.  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 will conduct “Missa Solemnis”  on Wednesday Evening, August 7th at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan and the performance will feature the American Festival Chorus, special soloists and the Utah Festival Orchestra. 

Friday, August 2, 
Austin Weyand: Guitar
   Click on performer names in RED for additional information    
              Pastor Paul Heinz is the announcer today
         Austin Weyand is a virtuoso acoustic guitarist and entertainer. He will be performing music of some of the most influential acoustic guitarists of our time, telling stories, and having some laughs. Austin also performs original compositions and arrangements.  He has run the gamut of performing situations: playing guitar concertos with symphony orchestras, jazz jam sessions in Chicago, bluegrass and Celtic music on a tour through Europe, a rock band throughout the inter-mountain west, and Spanish Flamenco as a stage guitarist for the U.S. Premiere of “Zorro the Musical”. Austin has written works in different genres, but also personal pieces for his family.  In 2012 he was the Fingerstyle guitar champion in Utah.  With his pianistic approach, he displays melody, harmony, bass lines, even percussion in arrangements and compositions.  Austin received a baccalaureate degree in guitar performance from Utah State University where he studied with Michael Christiansen.  There he received many accolades, including Outstanding Guitarist Award and two-time winner of the USU concerto competition.  He received a masters degree in Guitar from Northern Illinois University where he studied intensively with eclectic classical, jazz, and world music recording artist Fareed Haque.  Austin is a frequent guest artist with high school orchestras performing the Vivaldi guitar concerto in D major.  He has recorded 2 solo albums. For more information, visit his web

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, July 19, 2013

Week EIGHT at the Logan Tabernacle

You can view or print entire SEASON schedule by clicking on first line under NOTICES to the right.

Monday July 22nd at 12 Noon
 Click on Theatre name and also performers names in RED for additional information.  

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

Michael Bunchman, piano
Stephen Carey, piano
Emily Christensen
Emma-Grace Dunbar
Dallas Heaton, piano
Keenon Hooks
Alice-Anne Light
Mary Page Nance
Valerie Rachelle
Megan Richards, cello
Darren Sagawa, violin
Katrina Scoggins
Dylan Thomas
Suzanne Woods

Tuesday July 23rd at 12 Noon 
Click on Group name in RED for a link to their website.
Banjoman & Company

This group of wonderful musicians will perform some lively foot-tapping, banjo music, including bluegrass as well as some familiar folk melodies and some original compositions. The band’s theme and title of two of their four released CDs is “Bluegrass and a Bit More”.  Dave Taylor is Banjoman, a moniker given him by the mountain men at the Festival of the American West where he was a banjo-toting, strolling minstrel for 15 seasons.  Dave is the lead singer and plays guitar and Autoharp as well as picking the 5-string.  Banjoman’s Company provides vocal harmonies and consists of Brian Judy on Guitar, his wife Kathy Taylor on acoustic bass, and his son Jesse Taylor on fiddle.  Banjoman & Co. has been performing together for 10 years.  The group has appeared at numerous Cache Valley venues and from Murray to Idaho Falls, from Brigham City to northern Wyoming, including several county fairs.  This will be their eighth show at the Tabernacle Noon series.  Brian Judy, took guitar lessons from Dave in 1997 then later teamed up with Dave and Kathy to provide guitar backup for the Company.  Kathy’s musical background is in piano, organ, and vocal coaching, but she started on the bass fiddle to be with her husband when the band was formed.  Jesse, a natural musician and hot young fiddler, also displays virtuosity on guitar, keyboards, and bass.  Some of Dave’s other CDs include "Bluegrass And A Bit More", "Making A Run", "Banjoman & Co. #3", and 
"Dave Taylor - Singer/Songwriter - Many Moods".

Wednesday  July 24th at 12 Noon 
Emily Heap, Vocalist

Emily will be singing a variety of styles, including selections from the musical theatre, a couple of folk/art songs, and a classical piece sung in Italian.  She will be accompanied on the piano by her father, Harold Heap.  Emily has sung for events and nursing homes throughout the valley.  In addition to being a singer, she is also an actress who 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. Some past acting credits with the company include: Miss Watson and Aunt Sally in Big River, Percy in Spitfire Grill, and Mabel in Chaps!  In her spare time, Emily is a student at the Aerial Arts of Utah in Salt Lake City where she is learning static trapeze, lyra, and aerial silk.

Thursday July 25th  at 12 Noon 

Celeste Carruth, Violin

Celeste will perform a violin recital that will include works by Ysa├┐e, Bach, Paganini, and Bartok.  Celeste began taking violin lessons at the age of five, and performed at the Tabernacle for a noon recital for the first time at the age of eleven, and continued to give recitals for several consecutive summers until music festivals and physics research positions interfered. In 2007, Celeste performed solo with the Cache Chamber Orchestra, and later that year moved to Massachusetts to study under the late Marylou Churchill for her junior and senior years of high school. Celeste has participated in the Heifetz International Music Festival, the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra, and the Eastern Music Festival, and has given solo, orchestral, and chamber performances in several states.  As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, she also held positions in the Dearborn Symphony and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of the University Symphony Orchestra, she performed on two commercial recordings.  Recently she graduated with degrees in physics and violin performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Aaron Berofsky.  Her interest in physics has also given her the opportunity to spend the past two summers working on research at a particle accelerator in Japan, and in August she will begin a Ph.D. program in physics at the University of California-Berkeley.

Friday July 26th at 12 Noon
Click on Theatre name in RED for additional information.
Lyric Theatre is celebrating 100 years in Logan
The Old Lyric Repertory Company will present a program featuring performers involved in their current season.  

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, July 12, 2013

Week SEVEN at the Logan Tabernacle

You can view or print the  NOON MUSIC SCHEDULE from your computer by clicking the first line under NOTICES on the right.

Monday July 15th at 12 Noon 
 Click on name in RED for a link to their website.

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre
Singers and instrumentalists will perform their favorite  music in addition to previewing the upcoming UFOMT season.  You can lick on performers names in RED for additional information.

Christine Capsuto
Siyong Chang
Vince Wallis
Cameron Conrad
Rebecca Lee Farrell

Tuesday July 16th at 12 Noon    

Carol Bentley's Harps

Five of Carolyn Bentley’s harp students will present a musical variety program that includes classical, folk, and pop --- solo or ensemble.  It will be a treasury of fun, formal, funky and fabulous with a little Gretchaninoff , Grandjany, Joplin, Cohen, and Paul Simon.  These harpists are Sasha Murray Beorchia, Christine Altom, Katie Anderson, Samantha Loosli, and Elise Idso. 

Sasha Murray Beorchia

Sasha Murray Beorchia has her bachelor’s degree in Health Education from USU. Her husband is finishing his degree in Business at USU. She has performed with the Cache Valley Orchestra.

Christine Altom

Christine Altom is married with three children and manages to squeeze in her harp practicing and performing. She has performed with the Cache Valley Orchestra.

Katie Anderson


Katie Anderson, has been active in sports and is a skilled harpist, and enjoys her group of friends.  

Samantha Loosli
Samantha Loosli is a fine athlete and has performed well on several teams. Samantha is a fast learner and a serious harp student.

Elise Idso

Elise Idso is artistic and creative. She is a gifted composer of her own pieces for the harp.

Instructor Carolyn Bentley has performed with the BYU symphony, the Utah Valley Symphony, the Utah Valley Opera, Idaho State Symphony, and the Idaho Falls Symphony, as well as musical groups here at USU and in Cache Valley. She studied the Paraguayan harp when she and her husband lived in Lima, Peru.

Wednesday July 17th at 12 Noon

The RED Trio  (String Ensemble)
The RED Trio

The RED Trio is made up of violist Raymond Li, cellist Emma Cardon, and violinist David Kim, all 14 years of age.  The trio will perform a wide variety of music including baroque, classical, opera, ragtime, folk, surprise, and commentary. Their performances include the Utah State University “Grand Gala”, Christmas & Summer Concerts at the Logan Tabernacle, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre Green Show, "Logan's Rising Stars" Concert, several American String Teacher Association (ASTA) conferences and recitals, and other civic groups.  The Trio is coached by Claire Cardon.

Raymond Li, violist, competed in the Cache Valley ASTA Festival in 2012 and 2013, and was selected to play solos at the Honors Recitals both years.  He also played with the Bridgerland Honors Orchestra this year. 

Emma Cardon, cellist, has received Superior ratings on solos at the Cache Valley ASTA Festival, and has been chosen to perform on the Honors Recitals each year.

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.  This year David auditioned and placed as Concertmaster of the Bridgerland Honors Orchestra.

Thursday July 18th at 12 Noon

The Old Lyric Repertory Company will preview some of this year’s theatre productions. Click on Theatre name above in RED to see their website.

Friday July 19th at 12 Noon
Click on name in RED for a link to their website.

The Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers are a group of twelve women from Northern Utah who for twenty years have arranged, performed, and shared their love for traditional Western Pioneer, Railroad, and American folk songs. The group was created to preserve and promote the national and regional folk music heritage.  Traditional instruments are used during their programs and the group uses authentic and original arrangements. Stories and journal entries are used during the program to bring to life Western Pioneer history from a woman’s perspective. Railroad songs, religious hymns, western migration songs, and traditional folk music are performed by women who wear traditional costumes representative of the American West in the late 1800’s.   
These folk singers include director Ronda Shaffer, Janet Hunt, Diane Erickson, Annette Barber, Pam Bench, Angela Daugherty, Diane Dunn, Kaye Jacobsen, Tere Moore, Janice Toyn, Eleanor Wellings, Merrilee Wells, and Becky Whittier.   
The group has produced three CD’s entitled: “Pieces of Folk”, “A Cinnamon Creek Christmas”, and “Simple Gifts of Hymns”. For more information about the singers, to book performances, or to purchase CD’s go to their web site

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