Monday, September 30, 2013

World Cultures Night Program and Beyond

October 11th, Friday 7pm 
2nd Annual World Cultures Night

Several nation’s flags will hang from the balcony on Friday October 11th at 7pm in the evening as another World Cultures Night program begins.  The Concert and Lecture Series Committee, sponsored by Cache Community Connections, is bringing to the LOGAN TABERNACLE  a unique multi-cultural event including music from several different countries of the world. Performers include people from Cache Valley, both very new and also long-time residents.          All are welcome to enjoy this unique FREE concert. 

The Singh Family has lived in Logan for 10 years.   The oldest, Bhavna is married and attending USU, graduating in May.  Bharti is attending BATC, Rossy and Subham go to Logan High School and  Suraj, 13, attends Mt Logan Middle school while the youngest, Paul(8) is in the 2nd grade. They have performed this past year at USU, at a Muslim Holiday Festival in Murray, at Logan High School and also Legacy House. Bhavna and Bartja are the choreographers and teachers and they are glad to add Suraj and Paul to their family group of dancers.

 BRAZIL  Christopher Neale, daughter Julia  with Eric Nelson 

Christopher Neale, professor of engineering at Utah State University, is a native of Brazil where he completed degrees in Civil Engineering and Classical Guitar. He studies contemporary Brazilian music and is a member of the Evening in Brazil band providing the Brazilian guitar beat to the ensemble’s music. Julia Neale is a member of the Cache Children’s Cantate Choir and loves singing with her dad.  

Clarinetist and Saxophonist Eric Nelson has been a member of the Lightwood Duo since its inception in 1992. He has also been active as a freelance musician in the Salt Lake area, and has performed with the Utah Symphony, Utah Chamber Artists, Ballet West Orchestra, and Contemporary Music Consortium, and in New York with the Riverside Trio and Wagner/Nelson Chamber Jazz.  He has taught in the public schools in Utah and Texas for 32 years. He is also a member of the Evening in Brazil band.


El Grupo Azteca 
(The Aztec Dance Group)
This dance troupe of Latino teens, directed by Reyna Delgadillo,  started the group because they wanted to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and also because there were no other Aztec dancers in the valley. They've performed at St. Thomas of Aquinas Church in Hyde Park, St Peter Church in Franklin, Idaho, and also at the Willow Creek Retirement Home and The Loaves and Fishes in 2013.  Dancers are Claudia Delgadillo, Reyna Delgadillo, Fatima Delgadillo, Tessy Delgadillo, Blincia Trujillo, Virginia Hernandez, Jessica Chavez,  Jorge Coria


Jennifer Jin came to Logan this August as her husband completes his studies at USU.  Prior to this, she was an accomplished violin teacher in Shanghai, China.  Jennifer received the BA degree from the Shanghai Normal University and the MA degree from the Kiev Conservatory in Kiev, Ukraine, both specializing in violin performance and teaching.


An Tús Nua Irish Dance Academy is under the direction of Terena Lund, TCRG, a member of CLRG of Dublin, Ireland.  Their repertoire is authentic, traditional Irish dance.  With dancers ranging in age from 3 - 20 and over; girls as well as boys; therefore there is a wide variety at An Tús Nua. Performances include Natalie MacMaster, The Aaron Ashton Band, and Wicked Jig along with many others.  Dancers at An Tús Nua compete in local, regional, and national competitions.

Representing Scotland with his talent in bagpiping is Kevan Saunders.  Kevan began bagpiping when he was 16 years old in the Payson High School Bagpipe Band in Payson, UT.   At the age of 17 he competed as a soloist in Las Vegas, Nevada; Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Various Utah Highland Games.  In addition to playing as a soloist he also competed with a Community Band: "White Peaks Centennial Pipe Band".  Kevan, who is from Ogden, though his grandparents live in Cache Valley, believes that, “Music, especially from the bagpipes, is amazing and healing.  I'm glad to be a part of something that affects people because people today need to be affected in good ways.” ,  


Born in Cambodia, Xavier Hay is now 14 years old and an eighth grader at Mount Logan Middle School.  He began studying martial arts at the age of four and is now a 2nd degree black belt in Kyuki-do from AKF Martial Arts of Cache Valley with Mark Allman.  He also has a green belt in Kyu Shin Ryu karate under Sensei Gary Conners.  Xavier will be performing a sword routine called Jung-do.  Jung-do is a required form for 2nd degree black belt in the art of Kyuki-do.  It was adapted from Haidong gumdo or Korean art of the sword.  It is longer than most sword forms and is unique in a lot of the movements.  It takes months or years to master and is a very beautiful sword form or “kata.” The inward meaning of the form is "right thinking, right doing" or pure thoughts lead to pure life.

After the concert, the audience and performers are invited to socialize in the multi-purpose room at St Johns Episcopal Church which is across the street from the Tabernacle. International refreshments will be served.


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 in 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.

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