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.

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