Saturday, July 19, 2014

WEEK NINE at the Tabernacle

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Monday, July 21, 2014

   Singers and instrumentalists from the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre will perform their favorite music in addition to previewing some of this year’s productions.  For more information, go to  Performers will include:

 Michael Alcorn*
Brujon, Ensemble, Marius (Cover), Les Misérables / Ensemble, Oklahoma!
Kennesaw, Georgia
ALSO: University of Cincinnati, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Lyric Theatre

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

Daniel Cilli*
Javert, Les Misérables / Captain Tarnitz, The Student Prince
Ormond Beach, Florida
ALSO: Opera San José, Houston Grand Opera, Utah Opera

Melissa Condie
Houston, Texas
6th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Houston L’Estro Armonico, Vietnam National Ballet and Opera, El Paso Symphony Orchestra

Kayleigh Decker*
Ellen, Ensemble, Laurey (Cover), Oklahoma! / Ensemble, The Student Prince / Erika (Cover), Vanessa
Woodstock, Maryland
ALSO: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Opera Neo, Lyrique-en-mer Festival de Belle-Île

Jaime Hartzell
Ensemble, Les Misérables / Ensemble, The Student Prince / Vanessa (Cover), Vanessa
Columbus, Ohio
2nd UFOMT Season
ALSO: Boston University, Prelude to Performance, Opera Project Columbus

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

Jon Jurgens*
Lesgles, Ensemble, Les Misérables / Count Arneheim, Lackey, The Student Prince / Anatol (Cover), Vanessa
Columbus, Ohio
ALSO: Sarasota Opera, Chautauqua
Opera, Boston Lyric Opera

Lori Kesner
Annapolis, Maryland
7th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Annapolis Symphony, Annapolis Opera, Mid-Atlantic Symphony

Shawn Mlynek*
Courfeyrac, Ensemble, Enjolras (Cover), Les Misérables / Ensemble, Oklahoma!
Toledo, Ohio
ALSO: Indianapolis Opera, Dallas Chamber Symphony, Distinguished Concerts International New York

Madolynn Eileen Pessin*
Maid, Erika (Cover), Vanessa / Virginia, Ensemble, Oklahoma! / Ensemble, The Student Prince
St. Louis, Missouri
ALSO: Jacobs School of Music - Indiana University, Webster University

Rachel Policar*
Ensemble, Cosette (Cover), Les Misérables / Ensemble, Kathie (Cover), The Student Prince
Issaquah, Washington
ALSO: Dayton Opera, Janiec Opera Company, Manhattan School of Music

Alison Read
Dallas, Texas
8th UFOMT Season
ALSO: Las Colinas Symphony, Texas Winds Musical Outreach, Wichita Falls Symphony

Meaghan Sands*
Ensemble, Madame Thénardier (Cover), Les Misérables / Ensemble, Oklahoma! / Erika (Cover), Vanessa
Antwerp, New York
ALSO: Indianapolis Opera, Opera Columbus, Beef & Boards Theatre

Daphne Sasson*

Madeline Watterson
Utah High School Musical Theater Intern Recipient
Ensemble, Les Misérables / Aggie, Ensemble, Oklahoma!
Smithfield, Utah
2nd UFOMT Season
ALSO: Utah Festival Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Top of Utah Entertainment

Kevin Wetzel*
Combeferre, Ensemble, Javert (Cover), Les Misérables / Ruder, The Student Prince
Calabasas, California

ALSO: Lyric Opera Baltimore, Sarasota Opera, Opera in the Heights

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Harry Heap, organist

   This concert will include works of Bach, Brahms, Jehan Alain, and several variations on familiar hymns.  Dr. Harold Heap has taught at major universities in Illinois, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Utah.  For the past four years he has been a student mentor in Teacher Education at Western Governors University.  He received a Bachelor’s  Degree with Honors in Music from the University of Iowa, a  Masters Degree in Conducting from Eastern Illinois University, and a Doctorate in Choral Literature and Conducting from the University of Illinois.  Dr. Heap conducts the annual Food Bank Benefit Christmas Concerts at the Tabernacle, is a vocal soloist, and sings with the American Festival Chorus.  He lives in Logan with his wife, Janice, and two daughters, Ella and Emily whom he accompanied at the Tabernacle for her July 8th concert. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The 4 Hims - Barbershop Quartet

   “The 4 Hims” have performed in a wide variety of venues.  Their blend of barbershop, a cappella bluegrass, and instrumental music, combined with a zany sense of humor, makes for unique and delightful entertainment and has been dubbed "fantastic" and "hilarious”.  The four Edwards brothers are based in Davis County.   For more information about this award-winning vocal quartet, go to
   David Edwards, Bass, is accomplished in voice, cello, guitar, and tuba. David is a computer software engineer and 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 Edwards, Tenor, 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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Major Family Ranch Hand Band

   The  Major Family Ranch Hands  Band will be riding into Logan on July 24th to share  original  songs of contemporary rural life, and  traditional songs of the West. The Majors  reside in Avon  (between Paradise and Eden),  where they raise  horses, hay,  show steers, other miscellaneous critters, and children (not necessarily in that order!)  Their original compositions chronicle a rural lifestyle that includes livestock, chores, children, and neighbors, often with a humorous twist.   Traditional numbers reflect the values and traditions that have made the ‘West’ a great place to live. The band’s current lineup includes Chet (cajon), Jake (bass, vocals), Dawna (vocals) and Dale (guitar and vocals).  Come out and ride the range with the Ranch Hands Band on Pioneer day.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Little Bloomsbury Chinese program 
“The Silk Road”, 
Nine-year-old Chinese dancer, Camie Yuan, shown in her feitian (flying fairy) dance 
costume, is also an award-winning ice skater and pianist.  

The theme of this year's Little Bloomsbury Chinese Presentation is The Silk Road, one of the world's oldest trade routes that played an important role in the exchange of culture, beliefs, technology, and inventions from Western China across Central Asia and the West.  Through poetry reading, kung fu sign language performance, Chinese dance, and an intro to the stark practical and philosophical contrasts between Chinese and Western Medicine, Chinese and Western pop music, we offer a glimpse of the evolving diverse global civilization from ancient to modern times, from the Middle Kingdom to Cache Valley.  Little Bloomsbury Foundation’s mission is to “Promote Peace and Hope in an Uncertain World” through free and family-friendly programs in the arts and Humanities. The Foundation hosts a weekly Chinese Culture and Language Workshop in the summer and an Annual Little Bloomsbury Art and Music Festival at the last weekend of April; also organizes the County Fair Art Show at the Logan Fairgrounds August 7-9, and is the Development Sponsor of “Wan Li Lu Ten Thousand Miles,” a trilingual radio program in English, Chinese, and Spanish to be launched from Cache Valley. 

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