2014-15 Season

The 2014-15 concert season begins with a Public Concert on the Lawn of the Northern Pacific Depot Museum, 219 Sixth Street, Wallace.   Bring your neighbors and houseguests on Sunday September 7, 2014.  Concert will start at 2:00 pm (earlier time is for this concert only).  Concert free to the public.

Music will be by local musicians playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, maybe more – and maybe a few stories.  Music will be familiar old tunes and compositions by the musicians.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.  In case of rain, the concert will move into the 6th Street Theatre.

This is a collaborative event between SCCCA, the Depot Museum, and a network of musicians, with backup by 6th Street Theater.  It is our first-ever outdoor concert.


October 5, 2014, Wallace High School, 3:00 PM – Redhead Express, four sisters now from Nashville, will be playing string instruments and singing country/popular selections.  (They performed in Kellogg on March 3 and 4, 2013 as part of the Redhead Express and the Walker Family.)

October 6, 2014, Wallace High School, Redhead Express will do an outreach concert.


20140513 - A Taste of Jazz 1October 26, 2014, 3:00 pm – A Taste of Jazz will perform at Nite Rock Events Center, 509 Cedar Street, Wallace.  Listen, dance, enjoy their sampling of several jazz styles – all easy on the ears.



Geoffrey - Bungard - #1November 9, 2014, St. Rita’s Church, 25 Kellogg St, Kellogg, 3:00 PM –Geoffrey Castle – Six-String Electric Violin

You will never think of the violin the same way again. This isn’t a concert about one style of music. Instead, this show is about what is possible on an instrument that you think you know, but you’ve never seen anything like this.

A fun, engaging performer, with some great stories from a career that spans the globe, Castle is both unique and uniquely entertaining.

Find out more, and watch videos, at www.GeoffreyCastle.com

“If You Missed Him, Kick Yourself”
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“It was an evening of pure magic!”
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November 10, 2014, Kellogg Middle School and Wallace  High School,  Geoffrey Castle will do outreach concerts.

Stevenson-Doris-3-Color-e1345737070774-300x300EvanDrachman-e1325051650620-300x300Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015, 7:00 pm, United Church of Christ Congregational, 408 Cedar Street, Wallace. Cellist Evan Drachman and Pianist Doris Stevenson will play classical and romantic selections from Beethoven, Bruch, Saint-Saens, Faure, Ravel. This recital-length concert will be followed by a reception in the Church social hall.

Howling Gaels photo 65 KBApril 12, 2015, Sunday – 3:00 pm – Kellogg Sr High School, #2 Jacob’s Gulch Road, Kellogg. The 5 performers in Howling Gaels perform Celtic, Australian, and Eastern European music and stories. They play cittern, bodhran, cajon, penny whistle, clarinet, violin, double bass, and guitar; they sing in English, Gaelic and French. We will hear jigs, reels, airs, sea chanties, a Klezmer selection, and more. The audience can participate in some sing-alongs; Irish step-dancing in the aisle will be permitted. (This is a replacement concert, as Tango Volcado is unable to be here; however, Tango Volcado CDs may be purchased at the concert.)


May 28, 2015 Thursday 7:00 pm, Kellogg Senior High School, #2 Jacob’s Gulch Road, Kellogg “The Wonderful Wizard of Opera” with music by Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, and others.

11188382_759262990860984_8437881848376460592_nKalla Mort will be Dorothy and Dorothy’s subsequent personae. Kalla lives in Coeur d’Alene. She has appeared in several roles in Christian Youth Theater productions, including Dorothy in Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She was a factory girl and in the Ensemble of the Lake City Playhouse’s production last fall of Les Miserables. She will be in the company of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater’s production of Shrek the Musical this August.

IMG_5537 (1024x683)Making his first appearance with Opera CDA, Joshua Vander Plaats, bass, is known for his uniquely low range and dark timbre. A native of Sioux Center, Iowa, Joshua recently graduated with a degree in vocal performance from the University of Idaho, where he studied under Dr. Kyle Ferrill. Joshua recently made his second appearance at the Bay View Music Festival, where he performed the role of Don Alfonzo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. He previously attended Bay View in 2012, when he performed the role of Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni. In 2013 Joshua attended Sonoma Bach Festival’s choral workshop, “Chanticleer in Sonoma,” where he worked directly with members of the Grammy-Award-winning ensemble. He has also received the honor of being selected as a finalist for Chanticleer. Joshua recently made his professional debut performing the roles of Masetto and Il Commendatore for the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra’s production of Don Giovanni. His other recent roles include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow, and Grandpa Moss in The Tender Land.

Mary Trotter-Head ShotCoach-accompanist Mary Trotter is praised for her lyrical, expressive sound and is a sought-after collaborative artist. Equally at home with operatic and concert repertoire, she has served as staff pianist at both Whitworth and Gonzaga Universities. In 2012, she was the harpsichordist for the Peabody Conservatory’s production of Don Giovanni, presented in conjunction with Lyric Opera Baltimore. In 2011, she was music director and accompanist for Peabody Opera Outreach’s world premiere of Ariel’s Tempest by Dr. Douglas Buchanan.

Originally from Snohomish, WA, Mary received her Bachelor of Arts in Music (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) from Whitworth University and her Masters of Music in Vocal Accompanying from the Peabody Conservatory. She currently serves as adjunct professor and staff accompanist at Whitworth University.

This production is a pastiche—rock musicians might call it a mash-up—of bits of many compositions to tell a new story. It includes sections of music from modern productions (“Porgy and Bess”, “Susannah”) and traditional operas (“Faust”, “The Marriage of Figaro”, “The Barber of Seville”, even the “Ring Cycle”). It will also be a sing-spiel, a mix of narration (to help you keep up with the crazy plot-turns) and song.

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