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


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