Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Concert Series


"Tidings of Comfort and Joy"

All are welcome
Free to the public

Sunday, December 14, 2014
7:00 p.m.
North Logan Stake
Selections from Handel's 
Chorus and Orchestra

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Quintessence Woodwind Quintet

Quintessence Woodwind Quintet will perform a wide array of music ranging from folk tunes, popular songs, and classic literature.  The  members of the quintet are Ally Bailey (flute), Kellie Richardson (oboe), Dan Stowell (clarinet), Laverna Horne (horn), and Warren Barton (bassoon).  The different combinations of instruments share a spectrum of tonal colors.

Quintessence actively performs in the community, providing music for weddings, church services and educational clinics.  They perform regularly for the Logan Tabernacle concert series, and have appeared as guest artists with the USU Alumni Band, the Cache Community Wind Symphony, the Imperial Glee Club and at Hamilton's Restaurant.  The quintet has been invited to perform at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Music Festival and the King Fine Arts Center in Burley, ID.  The quintet was also the resident quintet for the USU Clarinet Symposium.

The quintet, along with sister performing groups Dichotomy Duo and Tihai Trio, comprise the 3's Company Music Studio. 
For more information, or to book performances, call Dan Stowell at (435) 760-1130, or email

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Towne Singers
 with special guests, Hartstrings

The Towne Singers with guests, the Hartstrings, will perform a variety of Christmas music.  The Towne Singers is Logan’s longest-running mixed-voice choir and is directed by Gary Poore. 

The “Hartstrings” is the family of Dr. Brody and Corine Hart who play string instruments and perform regularly on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.  Dr. Hart also plays the piano and organ, and Corine plays in the Orchestra at Temple Square.  
Makenzie Ann Hart, 11, is a member of the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City.
Eliza Mary Hart, 10, is a member of Rocky Mountain Strings.  She recently returned from Minneapolis where she performed with the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas
Ivy Grace Hart, 7, has received superior ratings in the National Federation of Music Clubs festival the last 3 years.  She also studies the piano
Brody James Hart, Jr. (BJ), 4, began his violin studies last fall.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.

 Christmas Is For Children 
(young musicians)

This program will include young piano students of Elizabeth Sampson, the RED String Trio, string students of Ahnalisse Gubler, and piano students of Mark Gubler.
Elizabeth Sampson’s students are:
Clay Hopkins, 9, will play “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, a traditional French melody arranged by Kevin Olson. Clay attends the 4th grade at Heritage Elementary. 

Madison Brenchley,11, will play “Christmas Fantasia” by Jennifer Linn. 
She is in the 6th grade and is a 4.0 Honor student at Spring Creek Middle School. 

Braden Petersen,13, will play "Oh Come All Ye Faithful with Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee", arranged by Bernadine Johnson.  He attends
the 8th grade at Mount Logan Middle School.  He composes songs on the piano and the cello. 

Katelyn Simon, 8, will play “Ukrainian Carol”.  

Luke Facer,13, will play a Christmas medley.  Luke attends South Cache Jr. High School. 

The RED Trio is made up of violist Raymond Li, cellist Emma Cardon, and violinist David Kim, all of whom are sophomores at Logan High School. They will perform some lively holiday trios, and also feature Christmas solos by each of the players:  “O Come, O Come Emanuel” (Raymond), “Greensleeves” (Emma), and “O Holy Night” (David). 
Raymond Li has served as the LHS Orchestra President. Emma Cardon is also a pianist and composer and has won many awards for composition, most recently as a 2015 National Young Arts Foundation Winner.  David Kim was selected to perform as a soloist with the Cache Valley Symphony Orchestra in 2014.  The trio is coached by Claire Cardon.
Ahnalisse Gubler violin and viola students are:

Lisa Wilson,11, will play "He is Born, the Divine Christ Child" on the violin.

Shyanne Blankenship,11, will play "What Child is this?" by McCallister on the viola.

Raylyn Shipley, 8, will play "Infant Holy" on the violin.

Carlie Jenkins,11, will play "Away in a Manger" on the violin.

Camary Davis, 11, will play "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on the viola.

Mark Gubler piano students are: 
Eric Ellis, 10, will play “Let it Snow”
He currently studies under Dr. Kevin Olson. 

Lauren Ellis, 8, will play “Silent Night”
Lauren was awarded 2nd Place in the Mini Artists Division at the 2014 USU Piano Festival. 

Thatcher Ellis, will play “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”
Thatcher was awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2014 USU Piano Festival. He is a 4th grade student at Heritage Elementary in Nibley.

Kodee Thomas, will play “Carol of the Bells”
He attends Bear River High

Afton Jaussi 5,  will play “Little Drummer Boy”
She also plays the viola. 

Logan and Kimber Jaussi and will play a duet “Sleigh Ride”.
Logan and Kimber also play the guitar.

Evelyn Price, 13, will play “Sing Noel, Noel”
She sings in Cache Children's Choir

Amelia Price will play “Tres Villancicos” (Three Christmas Carols)
She also plays the flute, sings with the Cache Children's Choir, acts with the Logan Youth Shakespeare group, and debates with the Sky View High School debate team.

Frances Price will play “Up on the House Top” and “Jingle Bells”
She sings in the Cache Children's Choir.

Friday, December 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Westminster Bell Choir & Guests,
Kermit Herd and Buffy Evans

Using five octaves of English handbells and five octaves of chimes, the 24 members of the Westminster Bell Choir and Belles of Westminster will use a variety of techniques to perform sacred and secular favorites, including “Silent Night,” “He is Born,” How Great Our Joy,” and “What Child is This?”.  The concert will also feature a piece for bell quartet; an appearance by the First Presbyterian children’s choir; an opportunity for the audience to sing along with the bells; and special music by Kermit Herd and Elisabeth (Buffy) Evans. 

The bell choirs are interfaith groups sponsored by Logan’s First Presbyterian Church. The ringers range from high school to retirement age, represent a number of local churches and wards, originally hail from all over the country, and have been ringing anywhere from a few months to a few decades.

Sunday, December 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Cache Community Food Pantry
Benefit Concert


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Concert Series


"Tidings of Comfort and Joy"

All are welcome 
Free to the public

Saturday, December 6, 2014
12:00-1:15 p.m. ****Note earlier time!!!!!!

Cache Children's Choruses

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Reflections of Bear River Valley 

Reflections of Bear River Valley will present a wide variety of musical types and styles which offers a rich diversity of listening pleasure.  The program will include Were You There On That Christmas Night?; Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella; Who Would Have Thought?; A Nativity Carol; A Festive Fa La La; Sending You A Little Christmas; Bidi Bom; Running To The Manger; Balulalow; Come Join The Angels Singing; and Hush!.  Also, smaller groups within the chorus will perform It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year; Calypso Christmas; and Sleigh Ride.  

Reflections of Bear River Valley, founded in 1975, will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year.  This talented group of 37 women, is led by Music Director Beth G. Lefgren who is engaged in a full season of Christmas performances.  Mary Beth McCombs, Beccy Hunsaker and Clarinda Wood will be supporting at the piano with Denese Tree and Michelle Martineau directing additional pieces.  

As Reflections, they strive to benefit the lives of others and perform community service through the sharing of time, talents, and their love of music; giving individuals the opportunity to develop and refine their talents and abilities; fostering the bonds of sisterhood and grow together in harmony and purpose; experiencing the joy that comes from a performance well done; and expressing their love for the Lord who gives us this opportunity.

Every year Reflections presents two major concerts (Christmas and Summer) as well as performing for various church, community and civic associations.  They continue to perform annually for the Temple Square Christmas series and at the Welsh Festival in Malad, Idaho. In addition, Reflections has performed for Festival of Trees, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Utah Women’s Conference and other conferences.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Sky View High School Variety Program

Students from three Sky View High School choirs (Avenue, Bella Voce, and Encore) will sing holiday traditional carols such as Pat a Pan, Masters in this House, I Wonder as I Wander, and Still, Still, Still.  They will also bring an additional element of fun with some contemporary Holiday favorites--White Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Snow from the feature film, White Christmas, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and a Doo-Wop Christmas.  There are a few fun surprises in store as they sing Christmas novelty numbers, including "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and Steppin' out with Santa Claus. This program will be lots of fun for all ages!

Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 p.m.

“Voices of Christmas”
A group of performers will present “Voices of Christmas” which embraces many perspectives of Christmas: from starry eyed lovers to those far from home, those worshiping the birth of their Savior to individuals present that silent, holy night.  The program will include popular sacred classics, original compositions, and hits of stage and screen such as:  Medley, O Holy Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and other holiday favorites.

Performers include: 
Nick Whitesides, a songwriter having written and arranged more than 500 original songs, 25 of which have been recorded professionally. He has co-written with two LDS artists and played for thousands of people. He was in the band “Double or Nothing” and is currently identified with a solo act entitled “Magnetic Romance."

Kimberly Roderick Maycock is a Registered Nurse with a passion for the performing arts. She has performed leading roles in musical theater productions as well as solo concerts in venues worldwide. Currently, she works as a Clinical Director for Haven Health Group and is producing her first solo album, “Streams of Mercy.” 

Devin Davis has participated in choirs, orchestras, theater, and band.  He served as a Young Performing Missionary and in the Brass Band in Nauvoo, IL. Currently, he sings with the Latter Day Voices at the Logan Institute of Religion and is studying choral education at Utah State University.  

Arianne Green Hellewell recently graduated from the Vocal Pedagogy program at Weber State University (WSU). She currently has her own studio where she teaches voice. She also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at WSU in the Musical Theater department. 

Levente Medveczky was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary where he was invited to play numerous concerts both in solo and orchestral events nationwide. He’s currently enrolled as an Organ Performance student at Brigham Young University.

Friday, December 12, 2014
7:00 p.m.

The Imperial Glee Club

Cache Valley’s historic men’s chorus, The Imperial Glee Club, will be performing traditional Christmas favorites including "Silent Night,” “Mary Had a Baby,” “White Christmas,” and other familiar selections.  The Glee Club will be joined by the Quintessence Woodwind Quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon) performing seasonal classics. 

The Imperial Glee Club was founded with a charter of service and brotherhood in 1916 making it one of the oldest continuously performing men’s choruses in the United States.  Now in its 99th season of musical service to the community.  The club members live throughout Cache Valley and perform choral music in a wide genre including show tunes, pop, and holiday music, with an emphasis on patriotic and spiritual anthems.  The club annually touches hearts and lives in northern Utah and southern Idaho with concerts in a wide variety of business, civic, church, service, and charitable venues.  

Under the direction of Warren Barton and Craig Mortensen, with accompanists Janice Siggard and Debbie Caldwell, the club is dedicated to fostering four-part male choral music and meets one night each week for rehearsal. 

The club accepts invitations to sing at many venues annually.  Most recent highlights include concerts at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Summer Citizen’s concert at the Eccles Conference Center on the Utah State University campus, Latter Day Saint and St. John’s Episcopal church worship services, and joint concerts with the Magic Philharmonic orchestra in the LDS Tabernacle, in Logan, and at the King Concert Hall in Burley, Idaho. 

The club has a rich history which includes performing at a regional Rotary Club conference in Seattle, Washington in 1928.  The club performed minstrel shows at the Capital Theatre during the WWII years, under the direction of Dr. Walter Welti.  Other past club directors include such renowned names as William Ramsey, Arthur Olsen and Hans Mussler. 

Next year, the Imperial Glee Club will enthusiastically celebrate its centennial season.  For additional information, please contact (call or text) Craig Mortensen (435-757-9515) or Joel Madsen (435-770-5773)

Members of the Quintessence Woodwind Quintet are Ally Bailey (flute), Kellie Richardson (oboe), Dan Stowell (clarinet), Laverna Horne (horn), and Warren Barton (bassoon)

Saturday, December 13, 2014
5:30 p.m. *****Note earlier time!!!!!

Tuba Christmas
This year marks the 41st anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events which are presented throughout the world.  Tuba and baritone/euphonium players of all ages, skill levels, and from all walks of life gather to play Christmas music arranged specifically for their instruments. 

TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902.  These concerts reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.

More information about the TUBACHRISTMAS organization can be found at the TUBACHRISTMAS website: