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Recital - Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, and More

About the Dennis Sisters

This will be an amazing evening of classical music performed by our singer Chamaigne Sharette's Mother Nancy and Aunt Mary. 


Although they were both serious students of music, sisters Nancy and Mary gave only one full length concert together in their youth. In spite of fond hopes for future collaboration, their paths in life diverged so much that it never happened . . . until now. After over 50 years, the Dennis Sisters are thrilled to be on stage performing together again.  


This will be such an inspiring event for those who may believe that their chance to achieve great things musicially has past. Both of these women have incredible stories of resilience and dedication to their craft.   


Nancy Dennis:With a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Utah, Nancy taught K-6 music in West Coast public schools for 12 years. In addition to University training, she has studied singing with teachers in San Francisco and Canada. After many years away from singing, inspired by a gifted teacher, she took up the study of singing again at the age of 66. She now performs regularly as the vocalist for Shenandoah Consort, an ensemble specializing in early music (1200 – 1750).   


Mary Dennis Corser:Mary began playing the piano by ear at age 5, beginning formal lessons at age 6, and eventually studied with Gladys Gladstone Rosenberg, who studied with Artur Schnabel, who studied with Czerny who studied with Beethoven. As a youth, she performed concertos with the Idaho State Civic Symphony youth concert, the Idaho Falls Symphony as a guest soloist, and on the Utah Symphony Salute to Youth concert. After many years away from playing, due to health problems and 6 children, she is now playing again.


PROGRAM


Set 1: Nancy Dennis, Soprano  


How Beautiful Are the Feet

Composer: Georg Friedrich Handel (1685 – 1759) From the Oratorio Messiah   


Sheep May Safely Graze

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) 

From Cantata #208 “The Hunting Cantata”   


Where'er You Walk

Composer: G. F. Handel From the Oratorio Semele  


Set 2: Mary Dennis Corser, Pianist 


Moonlight Sonata

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) 

First Movement   


Intermezzo #2

Composer: Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)  


Rhapsody #2

Composer: Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)  


Set 3: Nancy Dennis, Soprano 


Three Songs from Opus 12 

Composer: Clara Schumann née Wieck (1819 – 1896)  

Liebst du um Schönheit  

Er ist gekommen  

Warum willst du and're fragen 


INTERMISSION 


Set 4: Mary Dennis Corser, Pianist 


Clair de Lune

Composer: Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)  


Un Sospiro Etude

Composer: Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)  


Prelude in c# minor

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)  


Set 5: Nancy Dennis, Soprano 


If Music be the Food of Love

Composer: Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695) 

From Orpheus Britannicus  

Realized by Benjamin Britten  


Man is for the Woman Made

Composer: Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695) 

From Incidental Music for the play, The Mock Marriage (1695) Realized by Benjamin Britten  


Dido's Lament

Composer: Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695) 

From the Opera Dido and Aeneas 

Realized by Edward J. Dent  


Set 6: Mary Dennis Corser, Pianist 


Ballade #1

Composer: Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)


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Date and Time

Sun, July 14, 2019

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 


Doors open at 5:30. 

Refreshments served.


Suggested Donation: $15 

Tickets

Bright Side Blue, Inspiring Music

About Bright Side Blue

BrightSide Blue is a duo from Nevada City that combines earthy-angelic vocals with virtuosic guitar-work to create brilliantly colored musical portraits. Ananda and Lindsay carry a powerful yet sensitive approach to their songwriting and performances, leaving audiences smiling and spellbound. Drawing on influences of jazz, rock, folk and world music, the pair sets a tone and groove that makes way for a unique transmission of the light and sound of love. 


"This love story has a soundtrack."  Lindsay Bellows and Ananda Vaughan have found the perfect complements in each other. Lindsay, a songbird in human form, vocally soars with soft and radiant wings over the lush textures of Ananda's musical landscapes. Equal parts groove and melody, their songs keep audiences delightfully engaged -- tapping feet, singing along, and basking in the love for life that radiates from this couple.

Ananda trained for many years as a jazz guitarist, and has found inspiration in other guitar masters from rock, folk and world music. Lindsay grew up with pop and R&B music, and studied the influencers of her childhood idols -- the soul and blues singers of the mid 20th century. The pair brings together the best of all these genres to create a sound that is authentically and uniquely their own. 


BrightSide Blue has just released their latest EP, BETWEEN WORLDS. Their debut EP "Two Hearts, One Take" was released in Spring 2017.  (http://brightsideblue.com/music).

For more about Ananda visit http://anandavmusic.com/
For more about Lindsay visit https://lindsaybellowsmusic.com/

Date And Time

Sun, Aug. 4, 2019

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 


Doors open at 5:30. 

Stay after and visit! 

Refreshments served.


Suggested Donation: $15 

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Connections Card Game

About the Game

This conversational game offers the opportunity to empower yourself and others in sustaining a calm peacefulness in the body regardless of the situation described on cards. Orientation to the game is the first activity as players read together the guidelines. Once the guidelines have been discussed and players are ready, a card is drawn and read as players notice and share their responses to the situation described on the card. Responses might include body energy, associated viewpoints, and life experiences. Discussion during the game often leads to new player insights, awareness, and peacefulness with situations.


This game was created by our own Sue Gardner.

Details

Sun, Aug 8, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM 


Light refreshments served


Suggested Donation: $10

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The "Dream Walk" Album Release with Emily Potter

A ceremonial musical event to commit deeper into your soul's purpose

Folk acoustic musician, Emily Potter, was suffocating from her day job. She had to know if her soul's purpose was more powerful than her bills.


She learned about a gift economy model, and committed to embrace it fully by opening her heart to her global family. On April 17, 2015 she quit her job, petrified that she wasn't going to survive. Four years later, Emily has extensively performed the donation-based Dream Walk Ceremony for her global family in 14 countries including North America, Thailand, Israel, and all across Western and Eastern Europe. She believes she was met with generosity and open doors everywhere because she was daily choosing to trust her heart, and vulnerably open herself to humanity.


Now passionate to empower other dreamers to live their life dreams, her performance takes her audiences on a "dream walk", providing her original music and storytelling from worldwide adventures as the soundtrack of the evening. One audience member said after Emily's performance,


“No one has ever been so kind to my dreams, not even me."- Irina, Bucharest, Romania


Emily Potter embraces the title, the "gift economy musician", publicly taking a stand that money is a free-flowing resource available to support us in why we are here on the planet.


In addition to her work as a full-time musician, she is also the full-time director of the Lightworker Musicians Tribe and founder of the Million Kisses Foundation. Emily gets most enthused talking about her current work as a personal mentor for lightworker musicians. Her work allows her to empower musicians in claiming themselves as spiritual leaders, offering their music-medicine to the world in order to be their full contribution to the whole of humanity.


Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Emily is choosing to release her new album in her hometown! During this musical evening at the Center for Spiritual Living, Emily will take her audience through the Dream Walk by singing the songs from her new album. She will be accompanied on stage by talented local musicians.


Enjoy Emily Potter and her original Dream Walk as a dedicated musical ceremony. This evening will be an invitation to more deeply commit to live your life dreams with courage.

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COST: This is a donation-based event. Audiences are encouraged to give a gift of the heart, monetarily or otherwise. All monetary gifts will be split between Emily and the Spiritual Center. As a thank you, Emily is gifting each audience member with a link to download her new Dream Walk album! (Available starting in August)


TIME: Please arrive and be seated by 5:45 p.m.


CHILDREN: Children are the best dreamers of all and are most welcome. There will be a children's room available with a monitor to watch the performance.


CONTACT: To contact Emily: lightworkermusicianstribe@gmail.com. To contact the Center for Spiritual Living: www.spirituallyfree.org


The "Dream Walk" Album 2019

Folk/Blues/Jazz Music

  1. Let Me
  2. The Call
  3. Here’s to Love
  4. We are Here
  5. Time to Cry
  6. Ocean
  7. Believe in the Dream
  8. A Cat Named Georgia
  9. Vow
  10. My Emily
  11. I Promise Sunsets


Album Credits

Big City Recording Studios, CA www.bigcityrecording.com

Paul Tavenner, sound engineer, percussion

Nadia Gold, vocals

Jon Keenan, bass

Matt Politano, piano

Andrea Hammond, violin

Photo Credits

Mark Jeffery and Bill Funk

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MY FOUNDATIONAL PATRONS (2015-2018)

To whom this album is dedicated. You believed in me in my beginning years.

Adam Blackburn

Adam Gottlieb

Adrianne Turner

Aimee Latta

Al Allen

Alan Naumann

Alin Mustata

Andy Kennedy

Angie Andrews

Annelies Hofmeyr

Anthony Baron Kirk

Anthony Harper

Arjenna Strong

Asheeliyah Insha

Austin Vryhof

Becky Goldsmith

Ben Banham

Bill Funk

Bren Robinson

Brent and Lenis Allen

Caley Steele

Cali Cutler

Cami Scott

Carlene Williams

Center for Spiritual Living Salt Lake

Carolyn LeDuc

Cathy Ackerson

Chantal Porter

Cherie Ann Day

Christopher DeSantis

Colleen Laukka

D'Arcy Benincosa

Daniel Sabin

David Ray

David Southerland

David Williford

Derrick Gibson

Diana Fawn

Edward Hernandez

Elizabeth Foley

Elm Valle

Emily Whitby

Eve Napierski

Ferrin Lunestad

Gina Anderson

Greg Ashby

Haley Scott

Heidi Howard

Ioana Lazar

Irina Latis

James Norton

Jamison Bridewell

Jaquelin Gertino

Jared Sharry Buhanan-Decker

Jason Richardson

Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer Potter and Family

Jeremy Moyer

Jesse Dow

Joshua Sincerbeaux

Joy Harper

Julie Behling-Hovdal

Kaarina Pixton and Family

Karey Williams

Kat Jones

Kathleen McCann-Welch

Katie Altmann

Kerri Tucker

Kim Sieber

Kimber Dixon

Kimberly Mcbride

Kirk Grey

Kori Lichfield Broadhurst

Kristin Jensen

Lawrence Mohammed

Lessons of Liberty

Linda Gregersen

Lindi Schooley

Lisa Knapp

Lisa Poggemiller

Lorrie Krueger

Louise Knapp

Lumina and Rene Cordova

Mackenzie Scott

MacNichol Guitars

Marcela Cubas

Margarit Brigham

Marian Wilson

Melissa Hendricks

Michael Potter and Family

Michael Williams

Kathy Bradshaw

Nadia Gold

Nick Ockenfels

Paula Breaux

Pollination Project

Predrag Michael Latkovich

Quinn Strenn

Rachel Singer

Rebecca Potter

Robert Fair

Ron Gebhart

Rossi Mel

Ruth Calabro

Shaun Knapp

Shelly Ullrich

Skye Ullrich

Stephany Alexander

Sue Hoffman Douros

Susan Manning-Brook

Susan Schroer

Susi Zeller

Suzanne Wagner

Svetlozara Kazandzhieva

Tamara Hofhines

Tim Williams

Tyler Lake

Become a patron and receive rewards at different tiers: www.patreon.com/themillionkisses

Date And Time

Sun, September 8, 2019

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 


Doors open at 5:30. 

Stay after and visit! 

Refreshments served.