SOAPBOX: SUMMERS FULL OF ART BRING VALLEY CLOSER TO HEAVEN
By F. Ross Peterson,
The Herald Journal
Published: Saturday, July 23, 2016
On Monday, July 18, we sat with several hundred of our dearest local and summer-citizen friends in the Logan LDS Tabernacle. The Noon Concerts on Mondays are performed by members of the Utah Festival Opera-Musical Theatre Company. Kenneth Overton, a visiting artist with the UFO-MT, closed the program with a rousing rendition of “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” that brought the Tabernacle audience to its feet. My wife Kay turned and whispered to me, “Is this Heaven?” Thinking of “Moonlight” Graham’s similar question to Ray Kinsella in the movie, “Field of Dreams,” to which Kinsella answered, “No, this is Iowa,” I replied in less-than-a-whisper, “No, this is Cache Valley in the Summer!” Indeed, each summer, heaven, in the form of rich and fulfilling cultural opportunities, comes to Cache Valley.