Five Delightful Concerts at 7,000 Feet
June 25 ● Ringling 5
We open the 2017 season with a group of Eastern Montana ranchers who will change everything you thought you knew about ranching. Taking their name from the small town of Ringling, many of their original songs celebrate Montana’s small towns and rural lifestyle.
The Ringling 5 will tell you the truth about ranching today with country music, humor and down home insights. Join us to learn what it’s like to sort cows with your wife, trade in your horse for a four-wheeler, and contemplate what life might be like if Jesus had been born in Norway.
July 16 ● Montana Chamber Music Society with Muir Members & Guests
Back for their 24th season with St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival, the Montana Chamber Music Society with Muir Members & Guests premieres a composition by acclaimed pianist and composer, Michelle Levin. The music is being commissioned by St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival, thanks to a donation from Dianne Kimball, former Butte resident. Don’t miss this opportunity to be one of the first to hear this new music!
July 23 ● Karen Herrin
Deer Lodge resident and a popular organist at St. Timothy’s, Karen Herrin returns to the St. Timothy’s stage to showcase her singing talent. A soloist with extensive training in multiple genres of music including Pop, Opera, Jazz, Folk, Gospel and Classical, Karen began her career at the London College of Music and Trinity College of London where she studied under Elizabeth Hawes, who also trained Sarah Brightman.
She holds Masters degrees in Education, Music and Vocal Performance. Karen regularly coaches her Powell County High School music students to state competitions while she competes on a national level.
August 6 ● Five Valley Sweet Adelines, Rocky Mountainaires and Brice Todd
In August we bring together Missoula’s all-female Five Valley Sweet Adelines led by Master Director Candy Johnson, and the all-male Rocky Mountainaires barbershop choir led by John Rettenmayer. This concert also features 2017’s Young Montana Musician in Spotlight, soloist Brice Todd. Brice is an undergraduate in Vocal Performance studying classical voice with Dr. Barbara Clark at the prestigious Shepherd School of Music, Rice University in Houston, Texas.
While all three call Missoula home base, they come from all over western Montana and have performed internationally.
August 20 ● I-90 Collective
We end the 2017 Season season with a truly unique group, the I-90 Collective. With a repertoire extending from the dawn of the baroque to the works of Bach and Boccherini, the I-90 Collective’s fresh, improvisatory style blends the virtuosity of violins and cello with the intimacy of the lute. The Collective is comprised of busy baroque soloists, who perform extensively across the country and abroad with many of America’s leading period-instrument ensembles.