Tickets on sale now for Monday Musicale scholarship benefit

PORT ANGELES — Fifty years of music-making precede this grand fusion of piano, bassoon, oboe, piano and vocals.

Tickets for $15 are on sale now for Monday Musicale’s 50th anniversary scholarship benefit concert, set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave.

They can be purchased from any Monday Musicale member; Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., Port Angeles; or Joyful Noise Music Center, 112 W. Washington St., Sequim. Tickets at the door cost $20.

The afternoon concert will feature moderator Richard Huffman, pianist Lorraine Martin, vocalist John Lorentzen and family and a trio for oboe, bassoon and piano with Anne Krabill, David Krabill and Lisa Lanza, respectively.

Rounding out the program will be the Port Angeles High School choir, Vocal Unlimited, directed by Jolene Gailey.

Proceeds benefit the Monday Musicale scholarship fund.

Monday Musicale was formed in 1967 by Thelma McCoy of Port Angeles and began awarding scholarships to regional high school seniors planning to pursue music at the post-secondary level in 1968.

Meet the 2017 Monday Musicale performers:

Martin studied at the Julliard School of Music, Hamline University and the University of Minnesota. Martin has performed piano solos across the United States and abroad, accompanied professional choruses, taught private piano lessons and both directed and played for church choirs.

She traveled to China with an education delegation selected by the Minnesota Department of Education to lecture and perform. She has served on the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Board in Minnesota, as well as the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra Board.

Currently, Martin directs music at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sequim.

• John Lorentzen has been the choral/vocal music director at Sequim High and Middle schools since moving from Nevada in 2011.

A native of Port Angeles, Lorentzen studied piano with Thelma McCoy, one of the founding members of Monday Musicale. He continued studies at Brigham Young University and the University of Nevada. Back in 1978, Lorentzen received a scholarship from Monday Musicale.

• Laura Lorentzen, a native of Sparks, Nev., studied voice with the conductor of the Sierra Nevada Master Chorale. She attended Brigham Young University and taught music in Nevada after graduation. She also assisted John with a musical theater program at Reed High School. In 2011, she began teaching music at Chimacum High School.

Now, Lorentzen teaches music at Haller Elementary School in Sequim.

• Mark Lorentzen studied musical theater and opera at the University of Nevada and Brigham Young University. He was a featured soloist with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and enjoyed many performances with the Lyric Light Opera and the Nevada Repertory Theatre.

Lorentzen and his wife, Danielle, created Ghostlight Productions, a young nonprofit musical theater on the Peninsula.

Together, they produced the second U.S. production of “Titanic the Musical” and will next produce Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” in December. Mark also remains active with the Port Angeles Community Players, directing his third show, “Lend Me a Tenor: The Musical.”

• Anne Krabill, a native Canadian, studied a Mount Allison University. She continued oboe studies in Germany and England.

She holds the title of principal oboe of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Port Townsend Community Orchestra. She has also performed as principal oboe with various groups in the U.S.

• David Krabill, originally from Ohio, studied at Kent State University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is the co-principal bassoonist with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra and the Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and principal bassoonist with the Port Townsend Community Orchestra.

Krabill moved to Canada in the 1970s to play principal bassoon with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

• Lanza lives in Port Townsend, where she accompanies several choral groups in the region.

• Gailey attended Weber State University and the University of Utah for Music Education. Gailey has taught at Port Angeles High School since 1994.

Over the years, a few musical “highlights” stand out, Gailey said: performances at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, the Utah Music Educator’s Association annual conference and the Northwest Music Educators Association biennial conference.

She’s received the Utah Music Educators Association “Rookie of the Year” Award, the North Olympic “Outstanding Music Educator” Award, Quarter Finalist for the Grammy Educator of the Year Award and Educator of the Year in Jordan School District three times.

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Reporter Sarah Sharp can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at [email protected].

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