MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA
Days of '47 Celebration
Singers and instrumentalists will perform their favorite music in addition to previewing the upcoming UFOMT season which includes Ragtime, Porgy and Bess, Show Boat, Puccini's Trilogy, Peter Pan and other performances. For more information, go to www.utahfestivalopera.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
BEN ALDER, ORGAN
Ben Alder was born in St. George, the son of Scott and Betsy Alder. His grandparents are Doug and Elaine Alder, formerly of Logan, and Esther and the late Boyd Hepworth of LaVerkin, Utah. Ben has studied piano with Jaime Stucki and moved to the organ at age 14. He has studied with Kathleen Briggs and Geoffrey Myers in St. George for the past ten years. In October 2015 Ben was a guest of former Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Dr. Robert Cundick, who invited Ben to play the five manual Aeolion Skinner organ there. This was a highlight in his life. Other venues Ben has played in are the Paris Tabernacle in Idaho and Brigham City, Utah. He has given quarterly recitals in the Saturday noon programs in the St. George Tabernacle for the past two years
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
MELISSA OTANI-JENSEN & TALENTED FRIENDS
Melissa Otani-Jensen is thrilled to be debuting this year during the Tabernacle Concert Series. Melissa studied vocal performance at BYU and the Manhattan School of Music. She has won many state, National, and International Vocal Competitions; including BYU Singer of the Year, Metropolitan Opera Utah competition, and the Classical singer competition. She has also performed the Utah Symphony. Melissa is known for presenting a bold mixture of musical genres, humor, and full-hearted acting. She currently has a vocal studio in Logan, Utah. She is grateful to be collaborating this performance with an All-Star line up; Juilliard graduate and visionary dancer Fiona Katrine, dazzlingly skilled Guitarist Josh Benson, fantastically talented rich Bass-Baritone Jeffrey Olsen, and immaculate accompanist Lizzy Prettyman.
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
MARK GIBBONS-COUNTRY/FOLK MUSIC
Mark Gibbons sings mostly Country Western music along with some of the best songs he grew up with. He enjoys sharing his talent and has sung for various groups all over the Western United States. Come prepared to relax and have a good time. Mark was raised on, lived on, worked on, owned and loved a family Dairy Farm. Working with five generations of family members they have produced and raised the most valuable commodity there is, "great kids". Last year Mark changed direction and now works as the State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, USDA. He and his wife Shanna live in Lewiston, close to their three sons and their families.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
THE 4 HIMS-BARBERSHOP QUARTET
The 4 Hims
The award-winning vocal quartet The 4 Hims uniquely blends barbershop, a cappella, and instrumental music with zany humor that reviewers have called "fantastic" and "hilariously entertaining." The group consists of four Edwards brothers: David (the deep), Alan (the lead), Farrell (ruggedly handsome), and John (can we please do it in a lower key?). Based in Davis County, The 4 Hims’ energetic presence has won them fans of all ages throughout the Wasatch Front.
THE CONCERT AND LECTURE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY CACHE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AN INTERFAITH AND CIVIC ORGANIZATION, 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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