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Overview of the grand 2012-2013 concert season

March 2013:

DuBois Concert Association has been fortunate to present three outstanding concerts so far in their 2012-13 season, beginning this past September with Ted Vigil who did an outstanding Tribute to John Denver.  In an almost packed auditorium, those John Denver fans who attended were not disappointed in Ted's uncanny resemble to the great John Denver and his spot on voice, delivering some of John's greatest hits, including "Rocky Mountain High",  "Annie's Song", and dozens of other familiar Denver songs.  Wonderful adjectives and praise flowed from many as they exited the auditorium after the two-hour show.  

It would seem that nothing could possibly top this Denver Tribute, but in November, the audience was again treated to a Christmas Show, hosted by America's favorite singing Irish son, Andy Cooney.  Irish music is a favorite in DuBois, and Andy did not disappoint.  He brought along a couple of Irish dancers, an outstanding band of sidemen, and a gorgeous Irish lass with a fantastic voice, who sang many Irish tunes, and threw in some Nashville country music to boot.  The again almost packed house had nothing but great things to say about the Andy Cooney show, and many went so far as to request we bring him back as soon as possible.  It was a great night for the Irish!  

In February, Jason Coleman, grandson of Floyd Cramer, presented a Tribute to his grandfather and any true fan of Nashville music had their dreams fulfilled by Jason, who shared many of his growing-up memories of Floyd with the audience through the piano and a video show that ended up bringing a tear to many an eye at the conclusion.  Floyd Cramer played with and for most of the greatest Nashville performers, including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, The Everly Brothers, and Roy Orbison.  Jason is an accomplished pianist in his own right, and he demonstrated his grandfathers famous "slip note", a unique sound Floyd developed early on in his career.  Jason is a down-to-earth, 27 year old young man who impressed our audience with his talent and they rewarded him with a standing ovation and many great comments as they left the auditorium.

The DuBois Concert Association decided to add a fourth concert this year to celebrate our 50 years of being a Community Concert and we wanted to enlist some area talent to perform.  Megan Hook is a graduate of Brockway High School and will perform the first hour of our final concert on Sunday, April 21st., with a program entitled "Songs for Coming Home".  Sarah Timm is a graduate of St. Marys High School and after intermission will perform a program of Broadway Showstoppers  Both of these talented and beautiful young women are artists in their own right, and it should be a wonderful afternoon for our members to finish out this successful season and support these local performers.  If you want to read more about Megan & Sarah, go to our website - www.duboisconcerts.com, and you can also find out other information about our DuBois Concert Association.

 

 

 

Sarah Timm's performance list

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013 AT 01:31PM

Hopefully you're joining the DuBois Concert Association for a real "back home" style concert on April 21st, featuring two accomplished musicians, native to the DuBois area.  Sarah Timm and Megan Hook will be performing an hour each on Sunday April 21st at 3PM at the DuBois Middle School.  See the performers biography and career highlights below. 

Sarah Timm will sing from the following vocal favorites: 

  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Buenos Aires
  • The Trolley Song
  • My Funny Valentine
  • The Sound of Music/Edelweiss
  • If I Loved You
  • I Could Have Danced All Night
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  • Oh What a Night
  • All That Jazz
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • Unexpected Song
  • I Don't Know How to Love Him
  • Memory
  • 42nd Street                  
  • Part of Your World
  • Summertime
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Mamma Mia
  • Anthem from Chess
  • Defying Gravity

For ticket information and membership benefits, please contact the DuBois Concert Association  http://duboisconcerts.squarespace.com/contact-info/  814-590-0711

 

Megan Hook's "Songs For Coming Home" concert April 21 at 3PM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 AT 01:58PM

Songs For Coming Home

Singer Megan Hook is delighted to present  a program of music centering on her body of work as a songwriter- singing original songs and accompany herself on piano and guitar.  The poetic tradition of songwriting has long explored the essential territory of what it means to be human: to love, to experience loss, to learn to make sense of the many unexpected twists and turns that appear in any life.   Megan's songs explore such questions with curiosity and gratitude.  Megan will also sing some of her favorite standards ranging from Bruce Springsteen to George Gershwin.    Home is the place we leave.  Home is the place we return to.  Home is outside of us in the faces of family and friends and home is something we learn to build for ourself, brick by brick. Wishing you safe travels and happy homecomings.

 

"We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring 

will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for first time.

When the last of earth left to discover

Is that which was the beginning."

T.S. Eliot

The Four Quartets

 

 

 

Sarah Timm and Megan Hook take the stage April 21st

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 AT 04:01PM

This newly added performance will surely be a crowd pleaser as St. Mary's and Brockway natives bring their collective, formidable talent to the DuBois Concert Association stage.  Sunday April 21, 2013 at 3PM. 

You'll enjoy music made by Megan Hook (guitar) and Sarah Timm on vocals.

 

About Sarah Timm:

 

Sarah Timm has worked as a professional, full-time actress for the past five years at Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This self-sufficient theatre boasts a wrap-around stage that is 300 feet long, with shows seen by over 15,000 people a week!  While there she played such roles as "Eve" in In The Beginning and "Mary" in The Miracle of Christmas.  She also starred in two DVD productions of In The Beginning and Voices of Christmas the Movie.  Aside from her full-time job, she is involved with the new PRiMA Theatre Company in Lancaster, where she performs in many contemporary musical theatre shows.  Recently, she took on the task of music administrator and music arranger for Chess in Concert.  Offstage, Sarah is involved in bridal gown modeling, commercials and photo shoots and even starred in a reality show, The Bank of Mom and Dad by ABC/Disney which aired on national television in September 2009.  Sarah has also spent time competing in Miss Pennsylvania of America, winning over $10,000 in scholarship money and placing third runner-up to Miss Pennsylvania in 2009.  With the conclusion of Jonah at Sight & Sound, Sarah decided to take the year 2013 to delve into many new projects, including her first album, a short film and new PRiMA shows.  She is also working with an agent while auditioning for commercials, print modeling jobs and other theatres.  She and her husband Andrew Hess were married in September 2012.    

     Sarah was born and rasied in St. Marys, PA, went to St. Marys Area High School, and graduated from Westminster College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Music Degree, having studied Music Education, Voice concentration.  Sarah is thrilled to perform for the DuBois Concert Association audience on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:00. 

 

 

About Megan Hook:

 

Megan Hook is a singer-songwriter, actor and playwright living in Los Angeles.  Megan has a degree in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College.  She has sung three world-premiere operas in the past 10 years.   Most recently she sang the soprano lead in the opera The Onion Twins by Mike Katell with Better Biscuit Dance Company in Seattle, WA.  As a singer-songwriter Megan fronted the band SuperLuminal in Seattle and now fronts her band, the Bright Forever, in Los Angeles.   The Bright Forever has recently released the album Hidden In Plain Sight.  Megan plays piano, guitar, and bass, and is currently studying cello.  Megan has also written two plays that have been produced, including one about Mozart and the writing of Don Giovanni.  Additionally Megan teaches music in Los Angeles privately and is a Teaching Artist for The Music Center of Los Angeles.  Megan is a member of NATS and ASCAP.

 

Megan is a graduate of Brockway Area High School and sang in the Choir and in various shows under the gifted direction of Mrs. Nancy Hills.  She also played the flute in the band and was pretty terrible, ironically the flute is one of the few instruments she doesn't like - add the organ to that list. She is the daughter of Terrence and Dorothy Hook and the sister of Michael and Patrick Hook, and sister-in-law to Missy Hook and Belinda Hsu.  She is Aunt Megan to Alex, Dalton and McKenzie Hook.  She would like to thank her parents and family for much love and support. She would also like to thank the DuBois Area Concert Association for graciously inviting her to perform on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

 

Wednesday September 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM  (DuBois Middle School)

A JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE

Featuring Ted Vigil

Ted Vigil, a Seattle native, began singing at the early age of eight, and continued on in musical productions, and played drums and percussion in the Concert, Jazz, Symphonic, and Marching bands in high school.  After graduation he was involved in two stage productions, “Godspell” and “Putting on the Ritz” that raised $180,000 for the Providence St. Peter hospital.  After a talent show win in 2006 he began plans to do a Tribute to John Denver.  After touring all over the US and on stage with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, he won a “Celebrity Look-alike” contest.  In 2010, Ted performed with John Denver’s lead guitarist, Steve Weisberg, who now travels with Ted in the Tribute Show.  Ted shares his passion for music by drawing in audiences of all ages.  His amazing Tribute to John Denver will be a fantastic opening for DuBois’ 50th Anniversary Season.

 

 

Ted Vigil

The Legacy of Floyd Cramer

Featuring grandson Jason Cramer Coleman

 

Sunday February 24, 2013 (DuBois Middle School) at 3PM

 Floyd Cramer is one of the most admired and beloved instrumentalists of all time.  His distinctive touch at the piano, which he called the “slip note”, is so uniquely his that it has become instantly identifiable and is exemplified by his 1960 smash hit, “Last Date”.  Countless music legends, among them Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, and Elvis Presley used his signature style.  Part of the “Nashville Sound”, Floyd enjoyed a successful career for more than 40 years as a solo recording artist, session pianist, and touring concert performer.  Floyd died from cancer in 1997 and his well-deserved posthumous inductions into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame were testimony to his impact on the music industry.  Jason Cramer Coleman is the son of Floyd’s youngest daughter, Donna.  Jason and his Grandad’s relationship fueled Jason’s passion for music and formed a foundation upon which he is building his career in the studio and stage.  In 2010, Jason embarked on his first-ever nationwide concert tour.  Jason is currently carrying on with these popular concerts, doing his part to ensure that “the legacy continues.”

 

 

Jason Cramer Coleman

The magic and meaning of Christmas comes alive with Andy Cooney’s “A  Classic Irish Christmas”.  Mr. Cooney with his outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence has always been a favorite among audiences.  Being christened “Irish America’s Favorite Son” by The New York Times is a title he truly deserves.  Dermot Henry, Ireland’s Minstrel Comedian will add balance and comedy relief.  Mr. Henry is from County Sligo, Ireland and a stage veteran.  Darrah Carr Dance is also part of this show.  The past decade has seen an explosion of popularity for Irish dance.  These exciting dancers are sure to dazzle our audience with traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance, providing a cultural meeting place of Ireland and America.  Andy also surrounds himself with the finest musicians lead by Musical Director, Brian Moran, from New York.  Andy’s band will feature Mitch Reilly on flute and whistles, percussionist Jimmy Kelly and guitarist Colm Graham.  Join Andy and his group to celebrate A Classic Irish Christmas.  You will be entertained and your hearts filled with gladness and joy that will be remembered as the Christmas season approaches.